The problem with tuna consumption has not always existed but it has become a problem with the oceans’ contamination. Tuna absorbs large amounts of mercury, which – once processed by our body – passes through our kidneys or travels to our brain and other soft tissues. That’s why we should all control the doses of tuna we insert in our diet weekly, maybe substituting this delicious food with some other alternatives, which are less exposed to mercury.
What are processed meats? They are a different variety of foods, such as hot dogs, bacon, sausages, ham or salami, corned beef, smoked meats, beef jerky and all those meats that have been processed by salting, curing, canning, drying or smoking. Processed meats usually contribute to high-blood pressure and other even more severe health issues. The negative consequences of their consumption derive from the high temperatures used to process these meats which then form nitrosamines which are carcinogenic.