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My wife and I were having a "discussion" about this.

I need ammunition.

What can we come up with to support the ingestion of bacon as a healthy member of the food pyramid?



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Oversupply of feral hogs and domesticated pigs is causing a crisis.
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A proper BLT with fresh tomatoes from the garden can be euphoric


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Bacon has held a bad reputation for health for several years and many people wonder if bacon is healthy. The claims that bacon is high in fat, causes high cholesterol and ultimately leads to serious health conditions are not entirely true. Bacon does have some surprising health benefits that make it a great addition to a diet plan when it is eaten in proper serving sizes.

Healthy Nutrients In Bacon
The concern that bacon will ruin good health is a myth. According to Heesa Phadie, bacon has healthy nutrients that make it a useful part of a healthy diet. Bacon contains thiamin, vitamin B12, zinc and selenium, which are all vital nutrients the body does not naturally produce.

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The B vitamins are a necessary part of fighting anemia and maintaining high energy levels throughout the day. Since bacon contains natural B vitamins, it is healthy for the body. The vitamins are needed to move nutrients around the body through the circulatory system and a deficiency can lead to serious complications.

Zinc and selenium are vital antioxidants that are necessary for immune health. When the body does not receive enough nutrients and antioxidants, cells can start breaking down at a faster rate and the health is compromised. Bacon is useful in fighting health problems because it contains healthy antioxidants.

Fat in Bacon
Bacon does contain fat, which resulted in the concerns to personal health. While bacon has some fat, it does not contain the most harmful form of fat. According to the website FillYourPlate.org, bacon does not have any trans fats. The most harmful form of fat is trans fats, which are created fats designed for preservation.

Bacon does contain fat, but the amount is exaggerated. A single serving of bacon has less fat than many consumers assume. According to Boss Hog on the website BaconToday.com, bacon has less fat and cholesterol than many popular cuts of beef and chicken.

The low fat content when compared to the amount of nutritional value is surprising. Boss Hog explains that bacon has the highest protein to fat content of any meat, which makes it a great option when following a high protein diet or after exercise.

Improved Mood
The meat is surprisingly nutritious and good for mental health. Bacon is a natural mood enhancer that helps encourage positive mental states. According to Visual.ly, the umami in bacon is an addictive substance that has a neurological impact on the brain.

Boss Hog on Bacon Today states that the meat causes a happy and blissful effect after eating it. The effect causes improved mood, satisfaction and lowers stress levels.

Since stress is a serious complication to physical and mental health, it is important to take measures to control the harmful emotional state. While several other options are available to reduce stress, many solutions take time. When time is short, grabbing a piece of bacon can help enhance mood and reduce stress levels within a short period of time.

Protection To The Heart
A surprising fact is that bacon is healthy for the heart. Bacon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are the same nutrients found in fish. The healthy benefits of omega fatty acids are the reduced cholesterol and improved overall health in the heart.

Despite the myth that bacon causes heart disease, it actually has a positive benefit on the heart and body. High cholesterol is a problem for many individuals, but a serving of bacon can help reduce the bad numbers while raising the good numbers over time.

According to Boss Hog, choline is another material that helps protect the heart from damage and disease. Bacon can help heal the heart and other organs in the body due to the choline that is found in the meat. Choline is suggested for healing abnormalities and is a good element to add to a pregnant woman’s diet due to the impact on fetal brain development. Choline improves fetal brain development when it is eaten regularly during pregnancy.

Reduced Rates Of Brain-Related Illnesses
The health of the brain is vital for the entire body. The brain is the organ that controls the body and ensures everything functions appropriately. When problems develop in the brain, it leads to odd behaviors, memory loss and ultimately death when it is not properly managed.

According to Boss Hog, the choline in bacon is not only useful for the heart. Choline is a necessary component for the health of the brain.

A diet that contains choline on a regular basis will show reduced rates of memory loss over time. It is used in treatment for mental impairments, including Alzheimer’s Disease and similar dementia diseases. Studies have shown that choline improves memory, intelligence testing and reduces the speed of damage to the brain from dementia.

The impact on the brain is useful at any age. Since it improves memory, bacon is a great addition to breakfast during the school years.

Bacon is not bad for the body or health. Since the meat contains a high level of nutrients, it is a useful addition to any diet. The key to eating bacon and gaining health benefits is keeping the portions to reasonable sizes. When eaten in proper portion sizes, the amount of salt and fat is a negligible concern and the health benefits will outweigh the possible downsides associated with the meat.

References:

Bacon Today http://bacontoday.com/top-10-r...lly-healthy-for-you/

I Can Has Internets http://www.icanhasinternets.co...bacon-facts-graphic/

Visual.Ly http://visual.ly/25-fun-facts-about-bacon

Fill Your Plate http://fillyourplate.org/blog/fun-facts-about-bacon/



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I have no ammo to ad for the wife but now I am starving.
 
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Did you ever find a cellphone that worked with your hearing loss that you would recommend?




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My rabbi says it's OK.


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Your body needs to ingest some fat in order to maintain health. A reduced fat diet may not provide enough fats to sustain your health, therefore, regularly eating a reasonable quantity of bacon is actually GOOD for you. Additional, reasonable quantities or wine, beer or bourbon ingested regularly contribute to good health.

Pretty good, huh?
 
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Did you ever find a cellphone that worked with your hearing loss that you would recommend?
If you start a separate thread about this, I have some things to contribute, and I'll bet that some other members do, as well. Just pose the question as the initial post in a new thread.



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My rabbi says it's OK.
What, your rabbi condones eating chaza? Cool! Cool



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Salo - The Ukrainian National Food

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A proper BLT with fresh tomatoes from the garden can be euphoric

If you count the bread slices as two separate grains, it is also 80% vegetables and grains!



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“Not many people will say that eating bacon every day is the key to a long life, but the world’s oldest woman swears by it…”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/a...day.com/amp/73444660



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Jeff Yarchin says it doesn't violate the food laws as long as you cure it with kosher salt.



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You must not watch late night TV. Suggested by top urologists to enhance sexual performance and stamina. I hear Frank Thomas uses it. Just text BACON in your phone.
 
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The key to eating bacon and gaining health benefits is keeping the portions to reasonable sizes.

Isn't "in moderation" really the key here? Take butter. A few years ago there was a butter substitute commercial showing a 1950s whitebread family called "the Buttertons." Every bit of food had a quarter-pound stick of butter on it. You don't eat it like that, nowhere close.
 
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I recently tried Bacon jerky for the first, and not last time... Big Grin
 
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Are you truly living if you don't eat bacon? Joy is a health benefit.



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My wife and I were having a "discussion" about this.

I need ammunition.

What can we come up with to support the ingestion of bacon as a healthy member of the food pyramid?


No Carbs.....
 
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The four basic food groups:
  • Pizza

  • Beer

  • Maple walnut ice cream

  • Bacon



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