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121 Post author: RomeoStevens 28 February 2014 06:28AM

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Comment author: Gunnar_Zarncke 27 February 2014 10:30:33AM 28 points [-]

I wondered what "processed meat" means exactly and looked it up in one of the studies:

“Red meat” was defined as unprocessed meat from beef, hamburgers, lamb, pork, or game and excluding poultry, fish, or egg; “processed meat” was defined as any meat preserved by smoking, curing, or salting or addition of chemical preservatives, such as bacon, salami, sausages, hot dogs, or processed deli or luncheon meats, and excluding fish or eggs; and “total meat” was defined as the total of these 2 categories.

I also looked up "resistance training" but it is not clear exactly what is meant. I have to assume that it is streangth training.

I recommend adding this post to the boring advice repository

Comment author: [deleted] 27 February 2014 03:18:47PM 3 points [-]

So is ground beef that is wrapped in a package like this usually processed or unprocessed meat?

Comment author: mare-of-night 27 February 2014 03:45:39PM 8 points [-]

Where I've heard the term used, it'd be unprocessed. As someone who can't eat the usual meat preservatives at all for health reasons, I can tell you for sure that typical plastic wrapped hamburger meat isn't preserved with anything (which, based on the examples, would probably be the reason why processed meat is bad for you).

Comment author: Gunnar_Zarncke 27 February 2014 04:13:42PM 0 points [-]

I think it counts as unprocessed.

Comment author: Antiochus 27 February 2014 02:55:23PM 0 points [-]

Looks like I'm going to have to rethink my lunches.

Comment author: CronoDAS 27 February 2014 11:43:22PM 0 points [-]

So a McDonalds hamburger is "unprocessed" meat, then?

Comment author: juliawise 01 March 2014 02:05:41AM 2 points [-]

Their website says the ingredients are beef, salt, and pepper.

Comment author: Gunnar_Zarncke 01 March 2014 09:50:08AM 2 points [-]

It appears that the beef patties indeed do not contain additives: http://designtaxi.com/news/353751/McDonald-s-Reveals-How-Its-Beef-Patties-Are-Made/

Comment author: Gunnar_Zarncke 28 February 2014 01:24:58PM 2 points [-]

If the beef were created and processed freshly then yes. But as I understand McDonalds the "beef" of the hamburger arrives heavily pre-processed at each "restaurant" and I'd bet that it incorporates salt, artificial smoke, heating, flavoring and what not.

Comment author: taryneast 28 February 2014 09:47:39AM 0 points [-]

Does the hamburger incorporate salt?