A great protein alternative

Health organisations around the world agree that for many of us, eating less red meat, and especially processed meat, can help reduce the risk of bowel cancer12,13,14. In the UK, figures from the most recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey reveals that at least a fifth of the protein eaten by adults comes from red or processed meat. In contrast, just 8% of the protein in our diet comes from fish15. The World Cancer Research Fund say fish is a good alternative to processed and red meat16, so when it comes to getting a protein hit, consider swapping meat for fish a couple of times each week.

12 NHS Choices. Red meat and the risk of bowel cancer. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/e...

13 WCRF. Limit consumption of red and processed meat. https://www.wcrf-uk.org/uk/pre...

14 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) (2015) IARC monographs evaluate consumption of red meat and processed meat. https://www.iarc.fr/en/media-c...

15 Public Health England (2018) National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Results from Years 7-8 (combined) of the rolling programme (2014/2015 – 2015/16).

16 WCRF (2017) Two in three Brits not eating enough fish. https://www.wcrf-uk.org/uk/two...