Processed meats like bacon, hot dogs, and lunch meat are preserved with carcinogenic chemicals called nitrates and nitrites. Even naturally smoked meats take on dangerous tar during the preservation process. And to make matters worse, foods that develop char marks during cooking contain something called acrylamide.
Acrylamide has been directly linked to cancer. By some reports, eating charred meat increases your risk of deadly pancreatic cancer by 60%!
When it comes to arthritis, it’s the saturated fat in meat that can spark painful inflammation. However, that high cooking temperature also creates other byproducts that keep your joints swollen and painful.