There is some evidence to suggest that chemicals harmful for health from pesticides and hormones (used almost universally in conventional farming) concentrate in the fats of animals commonly consumed on a typical western diet.
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Deli & Sandwich Meats
There is also strong evidence in the literature linking the intake of deli meats or processed meats (i.e. lunch meats, hot dogs, pastrami, sausages) with some forms of cancer because of the high nitrate content of these foods.
How to cook meats
- Avoid charring your meat (both on a barbecue or in the stove) to decrease the carcinogenic compounds that form in burned, charred, or seared animal meats with cooking.
- Slow roasting, stewing, and pan frying on lower heat settings are healthier ways to cook you favourite meat and reduce these harmful compounds! Instead of charring the meat for taste and flavour, marinate it in your favourite spices mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, or honey first!
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