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May 31, 2020 - Jamaica Observer

Sugar in fast food, processed meat

Sugar in fast food, processed meat
Hotdog, what's in it? File Image: (c) Photabulous!

It is well-established that, on average, vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians live longer, healthier and more pain-free lives.

It is also well-known and widely publicised that processed meats contribute to higher rates of cancer and type 2 diabetes. However, there is another element to processed and fast-food meats.

When we think of flour products, pastries, and dairy, the health-conscious among us will often think of sugar content. Of course, manufacturers and restaurants will put sugar in their products, after all, it is addictive and there are reports of fast-food corporations actively researching how to peak their food's addictive component with the manipulation of fats, salt, sugars, and other additives.

What even the most informed among us do not consider is the sugar content in processed and fast-food meats, which is, at times, significant.

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