A proinflammatory diet replete in red, processed, and organ meat, among other foods, increases the risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in both men and women; it is especially risky in overweight and obese men and, paradoxically, also in lean women, new research shows.

The finding comes from a study published online January 18 in JAMA Oncology. “There were two major findings from this study,” Fred Tabung, MSPH, PhD, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, said in an interview with JAMA Oncology.

“The first was that higher dietary inflammatory potential was associated with an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer in both men and women, and the second was that the risk of developing colorectal cancer was even higher amongst overweight and obese men and in lean women and among men and women.”

Proteolytic enzymes like the ones found in Optimal 1 Digestion are research proven to lower the inflammatory markers when consuming protein showing that it isn’t as much the protein that causes the inflammation leading to disease as it is the non-digestion of the protein.

Proteins, whether red meat, whey, or any other protein are digested better when enzymes and probiotics are added. The digestion of proteins by enzymes/probiotics lowers C-Reactive protein levels which are a marker for inflammation in the body and enzymes also increase anabolism which keeps the body in a state of muscle strength and growth.

Red meat is at the top of the BAD LIST because it is so hard for the body to break down. While the human body has tools to break it down, the ever-increasing portion size in the U.S., along with how heavily processed food has become factor into the digestion equation.

The more you eat, the more digestive work you create for your body. Just like one paper towel sheet can soak up only so much fluid, your stomach can properly digest only so much at once. On top of that, the more processed your food, the less likely your body recognizes what you just at as sustenance, thus less digestion going on. It just passes through your system without making any nutritious deposits into your body first. This leads to frequent hunger, nutrient deficiencies, and potentially a host of health problems.

Read the study for yourself.

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