You’ve Been Told Bacon is Bad for You But This is What Science Says About Bacon

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So many people love bacon, but they have heard how bad it is for them. Well, bacon lovers, I think it’s time you heard a little good news about one of the most addicting flavors on Earth!

 Top Reasons why bacon is good for you

Loaded with Protein: The protein found in bacon is extremely valuable to maintaining our energy levels and a fully functioning, healthy body, with a minimum of those nasty, waist, thigh and butt expanding, fat-building carbohydrates.

Fights Inflammation: If you suffer from inflammation, bacon is your best friend. Because of its high monounsaturated fat content, bacon can improve tryglycerides, lower blood pressure, and keep you feeling satiated.

Healthy Fat: Bacon is loaded with saturated fat. Your brain, which is mostly made up of saturated fat and cholesterol, is a fatty acid powerhouse. In fact, every nerve pathway, insulin spike, and enerFat, being one of the greatest sources of concentrated energy, is the preferred fuel for the heart, and it contains substantial amounts of vitamins D, K, A, and E.

Brain Boosting: Bacon is  full of a vital nutrient called “choline,” which helps increase our intelligence and memory. Studies have shown that choline improves memory, intelligence testing and reduces the speed of damage to the brain from dementia.

Loaded with Essential Vitamins & Minerals: Bacon has one of the highest amounts of essential amino acids (meaning your body needs them but can’t make them) out there, including tryptophan (important for brain health), leucine (builds muscles), and glutamic acid (essential for your nervous system).From bacon, we receive: 65% of our Recommended Daily Intake of Thiamin (Vitamin B1) as well as 47% of our Niacin (Vitamin B3), 38% of our Vitamin B12, 36% of our Zinc, 24% of our Vitamin B6, 22% of our Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), 22% of our Phosphorus, 10% of our Pantothenate, 10% of our Magnesium, 9% of our Iron and the Protein to fat balance in bacon is actually 4 to 1, which is one of the highest protein to fat balances found in any meat, fish or fowl found on Earth.

Effective Mood Elevator: Bacon is a natural mood enhancer that helps encourage positive mental states. In fact, bacon is an addictive substance that has a neurological impact on the brain.

Protects the Heart: Bacon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are the same nutrients found in fish. The healthy benefits of omega fatty acids are the reduced cholesterol and improved overall health in the heart. In fact several studies that show that the Omega-3 Fatty Acids and “choline” found in bacon can actually protect the heart.

References:

Millet S, Raes K, Van den Broeck W, De Smet S, Janssens GP. Performance and meat quality of organically versus conventionally fed and housed pigs from weaning till slaughtering. Meat Sci. 2005 Feb;69(2):335-41

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