It is one of the most popular foods around. There are TV shows, stores and stand devoted to bacon. It has been eaten with in unique ways, from the traditional to . . . . brace yourself. . . dipped in chocolate. It is considered a “fun” food. It may be entertaining but it is safe?
For starters, recent tests reveal that eating just 50g per day could cause catastrophic damage.
Scientists have found that as few as three slices consumed on a daily or near daily basis can raise the risk of becoming diabetic in excess of 30%. Additionally, it increases the risk of a variety of cancers by more than 10% and the risk of heart disease by 25%.
Bottom line, small amounts now and again is probably fine. However, this is not a food meant to be consumed regularly.
David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school - Dr. Orman's Wellness School.