That’s according to research that has been carried out by The University of Oxford. The research indicates that not only would the measure prevent 45,000 early deaths but would also save the NHS £1.2 billion each year. The study focussed on the fact that processed products such as cheap burgers and sausages are particularly bad for peoples health because of the high levels of salt and fat they contain.
Based on the fact that the average Briton eats one large beef steak, two portions of chicken breast, two pork chops and milk and cheese every day researchers worked out that lower meat diets could cut deaths from heart disease by around 31,000, deaths from cancer by 9,000 and deaths from strokes by 5,000 each year.
I remain unconvinced, I can see how a diet high in processed meats is bad for you but personally I make all my meals fresh and eat very little red meat mainly because it is so expensive. Perhaps I am not the typical Briton. One thing I couldn’t go without, however, is cheese.