Dr. Bowden explains why you should avoid processed meat.
The problem with processed meats is that they contain a lot of nitrates and a lot of sodium.
And even our regular, factory-farmed meats that are pretty much what we get in the supermarket and you get at fast foods are shot filled with antibiotics and steroids and bovine growth hormone.
So I actually believe, and I think the research is beginning to back me up on this, I actually believe that the problems associated with meat eating are really not about the meat. It’s about what’s in the meat. So, processed meats are the perfect example of that.
A recent study, just out of Harvard, just came out the week that we are taping this, showing that when you looked at meat-eating and disease and you separated the meat into processed and unprocessed, heart disease had no relationship to meat eating.
It had a big relationship to processed meat eating. So I think there’s a big difference between processed meat and, say, the actual opposite of that, which would be happily raised cows on pasture and grass-fed.
Dr. Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S.:
Dr. Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S, is a nutrition expert specializing in anti-aging and weight loss. Dr. Bowden has a Master’s Degree in psychology and counseling and a Ph.D. in nutrition. He has earned six national certifications in personal training and exercise. He is board certified by the American College of Nutrition and is adjunct faculty at Clayton College for Natural Health based in Birmingham, Alabama.