057 Can My Child Eat Sausages?


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Can sausages be healthy?

Fresh sausages sourced from your local butcher and supermarket made with good quality red meat is classified as ‘red meat’.

Having said that the evidence suggests that eating less processed meat and red meat can help the risk of bowel cancer in adults.

Red meat is still an important source of iron for children so if you choose to reduce intake, make sure that you include plenty of iron-rich plant foods in your child’s diet.

Can sausages be cooked in the oven?

Yes, they can.  Prick them all over and let them cook in their natural fat.

Is sausage processed meat?

It depends on the type of sausage that you buy.

According to Cancer Research UK ‘Processed’ meat is meat that’s not sold fresh, but instead has been cured, salted, smoked, or otherwise preserved in some way (so things like bacon, sausages, hot dogs, ham, salami, and pepperoni).

But this doesn’t include fresh burgers or mince.

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