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

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    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".....

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

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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    I eat pounds and pounds of bacon to this day.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    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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    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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