The headline had “bacon” and “cancer” in the same sentence, which I found shocking.
What will I need to give up next?
I decided to call a man that would know, Llanelli’s top personal fitness and health coach, G.I. Joe for some guidance.
Joe informed me that the World Health Organization (WHO) classified processed meat as a Group 1 carcinogen, the same category as tobacco…..
I’ve heard of smoked bacon, but this is getting out of hand!
The risk of lung cancer from smoking increases your relative risk by 2,500%
BUT eating two slices of bacon a day increases your relative risk for colorectal cancer by 18%.
There are many things we use daily that are classed as carcinogens; shampoo, alcohol, diesel fumes but we still use them and don’t bat an eye lid.
As Joe informed me “Enjoy your bacon and enjoy your life”.
So there you have it.
Everything in moderation, following which, I’m now booked in for the now famous Beach Fit training session next week with Joe.
Well, I might just go and watch….everything in moderation!!