10 Healthy Ideas for a Lean Barbecue Season
These grilling tips can help you have a healthier cookout.
Healthy Barbecue Tip No. 10: Just say no to processed meat.
The AICR report recommends limiting your consumption of cooked red meat to
no more than 18 ounces per week (the equivalent of about 6 quarter-pound
hamburgers). Things get more dismal for processed meats. When the AICR did an
analysis of the available evidence, it found that every 3.5 ounces of processed
meat eaten per day increased the risk for colorectal cancer by 42%. Processed
meats include hot dogs, sausages, bacon, ham, and cold cuts, among others.
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is the "Recipe Doctor" for the WebMD Weight
Loss Clinic and the author of numerous books on nutrition and health. Her
opinions and conclusions are her own.
Published May 23, 2008.