Bacon is not unhealthy for us. It’s not a superfood either. Or is it?
It depends on how you look at it. Bacon is not nutrient rich and is not loaded with antioxidants. But when a bacon lover enjoys bacon alone or with other foods then they are put in an incredibly happy place.
When you eat bacon you come alive. You feel great and don’t think about all the stress’s of the world. If you love bacon and eat it often then you should feel zero guilt when you consume it. Bacon is to be enjoyed as a compliment to other foods. The most common is eggs but we are known to wrap every damn food on the planet in bacon. Jim Gaffigan says…
To improve other foods they wrap it in bacon. If it weren’t for bacon we wouldn’t even know what a water chestnut is. Thank you bacon, sincerely water chestnut the third.
This is so true. Bacon does make other foods awesome. Liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. It’s not palatable to most but if you wrap it in a bunch of bacon then it becomes delicious.
On to the reasons…
1. Bacon makes unpalatable healthy foods palatable.
Cook a food that you hate in bacon fat and/or wrap it in bacon. This once hated food becomes a favorite. Think organ meats my friends.
2. Bacon reduces sugar cravings.
If you love bacon and still have sugar cravings once in a while then eat some bacon. I have no idea but it seems as if your sugar cravings will vanish at that moment for possibly the rest of the day.
3. Bacon makes us laugh.
Laughter is the world’s greatest medicine. Every single time I write a post on my facebook fan page about bacon I get tons of comments and likes. It’s hysterical to me and a lot of fun. This reduces my stress significantly.
4. Bacon is rich in Monounsaturated fat.
It is true that saturated fat raises LDL (the so called “bad”) cholesterol. There is more to this but I won’t go there. Saturated fat is also known to raise HDL (the so called “good”) cholesterol as well as lower triglycerides. Overall, saturated fat is heart healthy!
What we often forget about is the fact that bacon fat is made up of mostly monounsaturated fat. This wonderful fat raises HDL, lowers LDL, lowers triglycerides amongst many other things. You can eat an abundance of this fat and your health will improve. We like to take apart whole foods and look at single nutrients.
Why not just realize that bacon actually is healthy?
5. Bacon and eggs is one of the world’s tastiest and healthiest (breakfast) meals.
Eggs are incredibly nutrient dense and are often enjoyed with bacon. It seems that if you are eating bacon for breakfast then you are probably eating eggs too. This combination fills you up and satisfies some till Dinner! Add some dark leafy green vegetables for an overall kick ass breakfast.
Bacon. Most of us love it. Millions of us have decreased our consumption because we have been fed a lie. Literally. It sucks but I am here to assure you that it’s not unhealthy.
Do yourself a favor. Buy your bacon from a local farmers market. Ask the farmers how their pigs live. Then you decided whether or not you want to eat the bacon from that pig. Skip the grocery store bacon – it might not be all that healthy. If you eat out for breakfast once per month then don’t worry about it – eat the bacon!
Do you have any more reasons why loving bacon is super healthy?