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  • Huffpo scorns bacon as very unhealthy. Whats the real scoop?

    Today bacon is the worst thing you can eat. In the context of a low carbohydrate diet; should we fear bacon as "unhealthy" or is it an excellent low carb food? I eat a lot of bacon these days; but it still gives me the "willies".....

    9 Unfortunate Truths About Juicy, Scrumptious Bacon
    Last edited by zebonaut; 11-12-2013, 06:36 PM.

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    If saturated fat is bad, then bacon is bad.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    • #3
      Lol! I actually eschew bacon (pork & chicken in general) in favor of beef/lamb bc the saturated fat isn't high enough for my liking! Too much PUFA (unsaturated fats). If I have a few slices at a diner then fine, but I don't buy it for home consumption.




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      • #4
        I eat a pretty decent amount of quality bacon and seem to be doing fine.

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        • #5
          The "unfortunate truth" is that the Huffington Post content is controlled by a lot of unpaid interns with zero science, medical, or nutrition knowledge. It's all about page hits, baby.

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          • #6
            Ekath is right. HuffingtonPost, just like Yahoo or Buzzfeed, is a page-hit whore website. The credentials of "journalism" on it are non-existent.

            I eat very little bacon, and when I do it is usually cut directly from the pork belly myself. Pork is far inferior to red mean, especially GF beef and lamb, IMO.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by turquoisepassion View Post
              Lol! I actually eschew bacon (pork & chicken in general) in favor of beef/lamb bc the saturated fat isn't high enough for my liking! Too much PUFA (unsaturated fats). If I have a few slices at a diner then fine, but I don't buy it for home consumption.




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              Ditto. I tend to follow the Perfect Health Diet and bacon is pork, which I try to stay away from in general. Fish and ruminants for me.
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              • #8
                I eat pounds and pounds of bacon to this day.
                Crohn's, doing SCD

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                • #9
                  I don't eat as much as I used to, but I would not cut it out entirely... As the others have said, don't take that kind of article too seriously.

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                  • #10
                    Primal problems with bacon:
                    -conventional pork
                    -nitrates
                    -mildly processed meat (grouping it with burgers and sausages in those studies doesn't really categorize it well unless the sausages were D&A and the burger was home-made)

                    CW problems with bacon:
                    -red meat
                    -pork
                    -saturated fat
                    -salt
                    -nitrates
                    -processed meat
                    -poor pigs!

                    I have some sometimes, but still too unsure about nitrates to consider it the safest of foods. More in my 'occasional poisons' pile.
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                    • #11
                      Not so sure I would be taking my dietary advice from those cullinary "experts" at HuffPo....

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Wildrose View Post
                        Ditto. I tend to follow the Perfect Health Diet and bacon is pork, which I try to stay away from in general. Fish and ruminants for me.
                        I don't eat fish very often due to the PUFA as well but I still eat sushiiiii (cannot stop; won't stop) once a week or so. Sushi and sashimi are too good.




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                        • #13
                          Bacon is the food of the gods.

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                          • #14
                            Bacon is not a high protein food. I eat it as a condiment or a treat, not as my source of dietary protein.

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                            • #15
                              Oh, I don't use it as a protein source; that's what beef and lamb and fish and other meats are for. I use it as a source of deliciousness.

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