Comment by Jim Campbell
April 5th, 2019
After reading the factual article below, one would need to be on a slow suicide mission to continue eating bacon.
Personally, I like to keep the smell of it wafting through my home to ward off would be Muslim home invaders.
Here you go my friend, eat this!
It’s also useful for the Muslim “Next door,” who claims he is no longer a follower of Allah.
An excellent solution!
April 5th 2019
It seems whatever is served, this popular processed meat can figure in as a flavor booster, whether it’s for pizza, salad, dessert, or even liquor.
Still, conflicting reports about bacon abound.
First you hear it’s bad for you. Then it’s OK. So, should you eat it or not?
“Bacon smells and tastes great.
However, I have never seen any evidence that it is actually good for you,” says Sonya Angelone, a registered dietitian nutritionist and a nutrition expert in San Francisco.
People tend to think of bacon as a fresh-cut of meat, like a pork chop or a steak. It’s not. It starts out as pork belly.
Then it goes through heavy processing: curing, smoking, or salting.
This makes the finished product more like hot dogs and lunch meats.
These methods usually use nitrites — a type of salt — and nitrates, which are found naturally in vegetables and convert to nitrite as you chew.
The additives preserve meat, kill bacteria, and boost flavor and color. But they can also damage blood vessels and make a stroke more likely, Angelone says.
Not-So-Great News for Bacon Lovers
Bacon took a hard blow in October 2015, when the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, named processed meat — which includes bacon — a “group 1 carcinogen.”
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Red meat — and that’s what pork belly is considered — was linked to pancreatic and prostate cancers as well.
“Another problem is that bacon is usually part of a not-so-healthy meal like bacon and eggs with toast and butter — no produce — or in a sandwich with lots of mayonnaise and other processed meats,” Angelone says.
“It comes back to what you’re eating overall.”
Mix It With Something Healthy
- Pair it with vitamin C. This can be a small glass of orange or vegetable juice. Better yet, slice a whole food like pineapple or kiwi.
- If you crave, say, a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, go easy on the meat. Add healthier fillings like fresh avocado or lean turkey.
- If you eat it in the morning, load up on vegetables and fruit the rest of the day.
- Most of what people crave is the flavor.
- Sprinkle crisp bits onto a salad, or use a small dab of fat in your cooking. It can go a long way.
- Cross the border.
- Choose Canadian bacon sometimes.
- It’s much leaner than the regular kind. “Canadian bacon is still processed, but it’s not one big chunk of fat with a little bit of meat,” Angelone says.