This is because of the nitrites that are often used as preservatives for bacon, sausage, ham, and other type of processed meat. The salts of nitrite (but also nitrate) are commonly needed to enhance the colour, extend the shelf life of processed meats and also help hinder the growth of harmful microorganisms (such as in […]

A ketogenic diet (a very-low-carbohydrate, modest in protein, and high in fat diet) seems to promote our health and fight various chronic diseases, including overweight, diabetes and liver disease. It shows noticable improvements in symptoms in the short run, but does it maintain all health benefits if followed for a long time?

How much meat and what type of it is good for our brain to age healthy? A recent study investigated this question. The researchers analyzed information from 493.888 participants aged 50–68 years and found that each additional 25 g/day intake of processed meat increased risk of all-cause dementia by 56%(!) and Alzheimer’s by 48%(!). In […]