i can't eat pork rinds because of the smell when you open the bag and the sodium makes me blow up like a balloon. i've been snacking on roasted seaweed that i get at the asian market.
nitrates are a possible carcinogen, however they have been used in the curing process for many decades. nitrate-free bacon often contains celery salt... which is a nitrate. i don't worry about it, honestly, but i do buy sugar-free bacon. the regular stuff tastes like candy now to me, lol. anyway, i only eat a small portion once per week or so.
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