21 Worst Foods You Can Eat

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15. Sausage

Eating too much meat can be very dangerous to a person’s health.  However, eating sausages can even be deadly!

Sausages are processed meat and a study examining data from 500,000 people living in 10 European countries discovered that processed meat consumers have a 44 percent higher chance to die prematurely than people who avoid sausages, bacon, burgers etc.

Processed meat is packed with sodium, and usually also contains a lot of saturated fat, which boosts the fat and cholesterol content.   There you have it: a recipe for disaster.

Excessive sausage consumption has also been linked to bowel cancer. The World Cancer Research Fund has advised people against eating processed meat and warned us of the possible detrimental consequences.

We are more sure now than ever before that eating processed meat increases your risk of bowel cancer and this is why WCRF recommends that people avoid eating it. When you consider that eating 50g of processed meat a day can increase your risk of bowel cancer by about a fifth, it is clear that you can make a positive difference by cutting out as much as possible. But we need to do more to get this message across because if two-thirds of people don’t know about the link between processed meat and bowel cancer, then they are not in a position to be able to make informed decisions about whether to eat it or not.

Additionally, cured sausages contain sodium nitrite and/or potassium nitrite.  They also contain high amounts of salt, which could increase your blood pressure.

All in all, sausages are extremely bad for humans and should be completely avoided.  No matter how delicious they are, research has shown that they are dangerous.

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