Here's the summary from The Wall Street Journal:
Processed meats such as bacon and sausage have four times the amount of salt as steak and hamburgers. Here's how various meats compare:
Less Harmful: Steak, hamburger, pork chops, lamb
- Why they're not that bad: Low in sodium, higher protein, fewer calories.
- Caveat: Higher cholesterol.
- Why they're a problem: four times the sodium compared with unprocessed meat, lower protein, more calories.
- Caveat: Lower cholesterol.
Source: U.S. data from Harvard School of Public Health
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