Symptoms, conditions and causes

Does meat cause cancer?

The answer is yes and no. While many jump to the conclusion that all meats cause cancer, that’s not true. Processed meats are carcinogenic. However, no research has ever shown that fresh, organic, grass-fed and grass-finished meat is carcinogenic.

Processed meats contain:

  • Chemical modifications to extend shelf-life

  • Nitrates

  • Dextrose

  • GMO foods, including corn and soy

  • Formaldehyde

  • rBST (hormones)

Each of these added ingredients may contribute carcinogenic properties to the meats in which they are found. However, grass-fed, grass-finished meats contain none of these ingredients that make meat carcinogenic.

If you do consume meat, you should stick to grass-fed, grass-finished meats. At the very least, make sure they are free of rBST (hormones) and are organic.

Last updated: Mar 18, 2024 14:09 PM