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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.


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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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