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    Has anyone read "Stale Food vs Fresh Food" by Robert S. Ford?

    It's from 1969, but talks about the benefits of eating fresh food vs processed food. Mostly good stuff, except that he states bacon is bad due to its artery clogging properties.

    I live by bacon. I eat it as a snack for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mark has stated how he loves bacon, too.

    So, is bacon bad or not? Should I just not eat it everyday?

  • #2
    bacon = manna

    Just eat the good stuff, not the preserved crap...

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    • #3
      Did you read The Bacon Bummer?

      Good quality bacon is a great tasting meat, but I only ever treat it as a condiment. I'll sprinkle bacon bits in my omelette, wrap my meatloaf in bacon and add a slice to a paleo burger. But it's never my main protein in any meal.
      "Thanks to the combination of meat, calcium-rich leaf foods, and a vigorous life, the early hunter-gatherers were robust, with strong skeletons, jaws, and teeth." - Harold McGee, On Food And Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

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      • #4
        I agree. Bacon is a condiment. It is too processed to be a staple. I do love pastured pork and think pork belly is a little piece of fatty heaven, but beef, bison, game meat and fish are the best proteins in my opinion.
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        • #5
          I get my uncured applewood smoked bacon from trader joes for breakfast every morning. I need something tasty to carry me through the day, but 2 packages of it last me the week. Once I finally lose the weight, I'll probably drop the bacon intake to about 1 package a week and focus more on grassfed beef.

          Calling it a condiment is an insult to it's tastiness .
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          • #6
            If you believe the press then eating a small amount of bacon every day (can't remeber how much) increases your chances of getting bowel cancer by 20%. Trouble is people do not know what this means and it looks like a frightening statistic. So to clear up these scaremongering statistics that the press band about I'll attempt to explain what they mean.

            You have absolute and relative figures. So if 1 in 100 people get bowel cancer thats 1% absolute risk. If something raises the risk so that 2 in 100 get bowel cancer that is a 2% risk. HOWEVER 2 is 100% more in relative terms than 1 which leads to ridiculous screaming headlines.

            so

            I eat bacon every day and have stopped reading the papers.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by fpsjosh01 View Post

              Calling it a condiment is an insult to it's tastiness .
              LOL - that may actually be true. I'll refer to it as a supreme indulgence from now on
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              • #8
                LOL - that may actually be true. I'll refer to it as a supreme indulgence from now on
                Bacon, the supreme indulgence!

                In the mean time, I'm losing weight eating bacon every morning. I'm on such a tight budget I have to eat condiments in the morning. You guys forgive me?
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                • #9
                  A $5.50 12 oz package of uncured bacon doesn't last long in our family of 6

                  Is it wrong to hide the good stuff from the kids?

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                  • #10
                    Trader joes usually sells it for 3.99$. 12 oz of pure 100% tasty condiment.
                    Last edited by fpsjosh01; 09-28-2011, 01:01 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fpsjosh01 View Post
                      Bacon, the supreme indulgence!

                      In the mean time, I'm losing weight eating bacon every morning. I'm on such a tight budget I have to eat condiments in the morning. You guys forgive me?
                      Certainly you should eat whatever works best for you and makes you happy....so I'm not suggesting you change anything. But bacon is far more expensive then a lot of other foods. You can buy good quality ground beef for $3/lb on sale and have a hamburger with your eggs in morning if you wanted. Or even pork chops can be found for less than bacon. You could even dress it up a little supreme indulgence if you wanted to
                      Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

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                      • #12
                        Certainly you should eat whatever works best for you and makes you happy....so I'm not suggesting you change anything. But bacon is far more expensive then a lot of other foods. You can buy good quality ground beef for $3/lb on sale and have a hamburger with your eggs in morning if you wanted. Or even pork chops can be found for less than bacon. You could even dress it up a little supreme indulgence if you wanted to
                        I mean, I have to eat the crap beef. Nobody in my house likes grassfed beef (wierd.) it's the only stuff the wife/mother in law will eat. And yes, I dress it with condiments. Mostly Mirepoix fried in coconut oil (delicious.)

                        I really wanna cook up some buffalo, but the whole family is like "There's no way in hell you're bringing that in here!" So now I'm stuck with low quality beef and bacon. This sucks.

                        I mean, I'm gonna be honest here. I had taco bell last night... (Gasp)

                        I'm poor as sin at the moment, and I was jonesin' for a burrito.

                        Of course, my weight loss is gonna take a hit, so I just focus on muscle gain in the short term, and everything sorta works out ok. My colon doesn't like me though .
                        Last edited by fpsjosh01; 09-29-2011, 06:34 AM.
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                        • #13
                          I don't eat bacon every day, more like once a week, because pigs are fed complete shit in this country and their fat is full of all kinds of junk.

                          I stick to grass-fed beef for the bulk of my meat needs. If I could find fully pastured pork, or pork that was only fed things that an animal would be able/willing to eat in its natural environment (roots, shoots, bugs, fruits, nuts, etc.), then I would totally eat that bacon all the time.
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                          • #14
                            The simple difference between steal and fresh foods is fresh foods are good for health and steal foods are harm tour health. From fresh foods your health never go down and steal foods are always harms your health. So, please always prefer fresh food for you and your family.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fpsjosh01 View Post
                              Trader joes usually sells it for 3.99$. 12 oz of pure 100% tasty condiment.
                              i can't find bacon of any sort at trader joe's that doesn't contain sugar. can you?
                              As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                              Ernest Hemingway

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