Doctor Solomatina: regular consumption of sausage causes cancer, nutritionist Ponomareva named a safe amount

Doctor Solomatina: regular consumption of sausages causes cancer, nutritionist Ponomareva named a safe amount

The constant consumption of sausages, hot dogs and bacon can negatively affect health. This was said in an interview with Channel Five by nutritionist and dietitian Elena Solomatina.

She emphasized that these products can contribute to the development of cancer. Smoked and grilled meat is especially harmful to the body.

“Consumption of meat, especially red meat, increases the risk of disease, since its processing produces substances that can cause cancer of the intestine, pancreas, prostate in men and breast cancer in women,” Solomatina noted.
In addition, she recalled that sausages contain high amounts of salt, which may increase the risk of developing stomach cancer. Daily consumption of 50 grams of such products increases the likelihood of cancer.

In conclusion, the nutritionist recommended reducing the amount of meat in the diet, replacing it with turkey, chicken or fish.

“Sausages, such as bratwurst, sausages and bacon, have long been part of the diet of many people, but their consumption should be moderate to avoid negative health consequences,” says dietitian Vasilisa Ponomareva specially for MedicForum .

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), processed meat is classified as a Group 1 carcinogen, meaning there is sufficient evidence to link it to cancer in humans. Because of this, the WHO recommends limiting processed meat consumption.

“A safe serving of sausages is considered to be no more than 50 grams per day. This is equivalent to one small sausage or slice of bacon.”
Regularly exceeding this norm can increase the risk of developing various oncological diseases, such as colon, stomach and pancreatic cancer.

To minimize the risks, doctors and nutritionists recommend:

Limit the frequency of consumption: try not to include sausages in your diet every day. It is better to eat them no more than once or twice a week.

Choose less processed foods: preference should be given to less processed and less fatty varieties of sausages and hot dogs. It is also useful to choose products with less salt and artificial additives.

Add more fresh foods: include more fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and plant proteins such as legumes, nuts and seeds in your diet.

Following these recommendations, you can reduce the negative impact of sausages on health and balance your diet.

Previously, MedikForum wrote about the harm of bananas.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and do not self-medicate under any circumstances. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.