Advice in the U.K. does accept that eating too much red meat, which means beef, lamb and pork, and processed meat, is probably not good for you but is somewhat contradictory.
Processed meat such as sausages and sandwich ham could be bad for your health; a great deal will depend on the quality of the product, how it is made, what it contains and how often you consume it. Reading labels on food which include a list of ingredients is essential but remember the horsemeat scandal? What is actually going into your sausage, meat pie or salami may not be on the list.
Locally sourced meat is often better for you and the animal but not necessarily.
With a global food market these days and tight profit margins in supermarkets, and shops, getting the best food for your money is not always easy.
Giving up meat is always an option and for some going vegetarian or even vegan is looking increasingly attractive.
Red meat does provide some essential vitamins and nutrients so if you quit eating meat remember to make sure you eat a balanced diet. Check out this link for healthy vegetarian and vegan advice from the N.H.S.
There is an old saying a little of what you fancy does you good but can we still say that about red meat and red meat products?
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