It’s summer and the temptation to put fat, juicy, red meat steaks, hamburgers, and sausages on the grill is strong. Most people love the rich taste but have heard the warnings that too much red or processed meat can cause health problems. There have been many studies to evaluate whether consumption of beef and processed meats raises the risk for heart disease and certain cancers.
In the publication of a new study, American Cancer Society researchers found there is strong evidence that eating red and/or processed meats increases the risk for colorectal cancer. In most families, the woman is the main grocery shopper even if she doesn’t do all the cooking. Ladies, for the sake of our spouses and children, as well as for ourselves, let’s promise to limit our families’ intake of red or processed meats to fewer than four times a week. There are so many other delicious ways to get the protein we need.
At Bergen Women’s Health Care, we’re focused on women’s health and we understand the caregiving role women play within the family unit. Dr. Amy Siegel is the women’s doctor who cares about all aspects of a woman’s life. Call for an appointment to discuss the best ways to stay healthy. 201.225.2555.