What So Bad About Bacon?
People have eaten it as far back during the Ancient Roman time period, back then it took on another name known as petaso (in Greece the word referred to a type of hat worn by people). Petaco was boiled pig meat prepared with figs, then browned and seasoned with a pepper sauce giving it an exquisite taste.
In the middle ages, it was viewed as an inexpensive food source given to the lesser residents known as common peasants. The real quality of bacon was said to be ‘smoked’, this gave the meat a much more “zest” to its taste which satisfied important public figures heads such as Kings & Queens.
Before the turned the of the 18th century, bacon production went viral which lead to the opening of an industrial business in the 1770’s. Bacon quickly becomes one of the standard food delicacies in Wiltshire, England serving as the “capital” manufacturer in its production.
Oscar Mayer jumped aboard in the 1920’s with it vastly popular “pre-sliced bacon”, these are referred to as bacon strips that remained top of the list of bacon food brands until the 90’s where bacon makes a change adding various food combinations such as the ever-so-popular “Chicken-Fried Bacon”.
Today, Bacon has really taken the media airwaves by storm Just about every food has a bacon combination to it, people choose to eat it in the morning more than ever, I even saw a few days ago this commercial with Santa Claus asking for his very own Christmas present, for his present he wanted the kids to buy him bacon instead of leaving the classic glass milk next to the good ol’ tray of cookies (I think he likes the Keebler brand cookies, you know the one made by the Keebler elves not the North pole elves they just usually order out all the time).
Bacon is a popular anytime food many enjoy, but there is a dark side to this edible delight that will not go over well with bacon lovers.
What Is It A Trans Fat Food & What Is It Made Of?
Bacon is just the opposite if you cut down the grease content, greasy foods are classified as “Trans fats”.
Bacon can be a real risk factor whenever you fry it, but if you grill it then it is classified as a non-trans fatty food. Now this doesn’t mean that it cannot harm you after hearing that, so don’t get your hopes up going out buying packs of bacon to munch down like it’s no tomorrow LOL. Keep in mind that eating the proportionate amount is always “key”.
Bacon itself comes from a pig of course as you should know LOL, it is cured which means that certain meats are flavored, preserved, and additives such as salt or sugar can be added to the meat for additional flavor. Another popular process of curing procedures involve smoking, cooking, and added spices to the meat.
Additives are looked upon as health-risk agents to food, for years hot dogs usually caught the rap for it’s complete unhealthy make-up. Bacon is not too far on the list, especially considering the fact of what it takes to make it.
It’s no surprise that food additives are not good for you, the issue worsens when they’re used in (or) on your favorite foods you’ve loved for years. So here’s the list for bacon.
Bacon Downside List:
- Bacon is linked to colon cancer *study from the worldhealthorganization.com
- Non-true beef products such as hot dogs, sandwich meats, processed meats that have being chemically treated
- The chemicals are the active ingredient that raises the risk for colon cancer disease, this is what puts bacon on the list when antimicrobial interventions are used on beef products to ward off pathogenic bacteria and airborne diseases.
Chemicals such as tartrazine is a food colorant that can cause cancer and hyperactivity in people (particularly children), (BHA) or Butylated hydroxyanisole is a chemical agent used in preserving certain cereals, potato chips, & chewing gum. But it can also be used as a preserving agent for rubber, food packaging, petroleum, medicines such as isotretinoin, lovastatin, simvastatin, and cosmetic products.
Check out the short list of other dangerous chemical agents used on processed foods:
- Propyl gallate
- Sodium nitrite
- TBHQ (tert-Butylhydroquinone)
- Silicon dioxide
- Triacetin (glycerol triacetate)
Some Americans disagree believing that harmful chemicals as the blame for health issues such as colon cancer, but compared to other countries that have more of a fiber / plant based environment, or low meat consumption, then the risk for colon cancer will drop significantly in that part of the region (think of that like a realtor that always thinking those three magic words location, location, location).
That’s part of the problem, the other part comes down to the individual’s dietary habits, and disciplines when curving how much meat to consume in a timely fashion (daily or every other day in modified proportions) when it relates to their diet regime.
You can still eat meat, but I just mentioned the magic word in the paragraph above this one…
So basically know your limit!
That goes for any type of meat you like including good ol’ bacon!
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