Soda and Lunch Meats Bad For Your Health?

March 5th, 201011:54 pm @ Angela Odom


Who’da thunk it right? I got off the sodas months ago because I realized they were just no good for me. Lunch meats, well, they’re nothing more than sodium packs and as much as I love the sandwich shops around town, they too are no good even if I am buying a mercury ladened albacore tuna sandwich.

In steps ABC7’s report today on Soda, lunch meats linked to serious diseases. There is a little more depressing news linked in the following video but I will stick with the sodium lunch meats and soda.

The sugary drinks are causing health problems and may be responsible for the spike in new cases of diabetes and heart disease. A UC San Francisco analysis found excess consumption of soft drinks led to 130,000 cases of diabetes and 14,000 cases of heart disease between 1990 and 2000. Wow!!

Look out, wait for it, yes, that salami can be deadly too. I know, “I’ll die happy” right? Shall we continue? Let’s. “In another study, researchers found that processed meats like salami, bacon and luncheon meats are associated with a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes.”

“A processed slice of ham has twice as much fat and 20 times as much salt as the same amount of pork loin,” said Dr. DeBeixedon who added nitrates in processed meats are converted into nitrosamines which may cause cancer. I like bacon and there is nothing like a BLT but, like anything else, I may have one every two to three months.

You can read the rest of the story here and if you really want some serious depression — while you’re gaining weight — check out the sidebar item referenced in the following video entitled High Blood Pressure: Things You Can Do to Help Lower Yours.

Yeah, yeah, depression in 5, 4, 3, 2 . . .