Bacon Is Good For You
It might tastes good, but eating a ton of bacon, eating bacon three times a day, is not good for you. Actually, there’s a really good study that just came out in the British Journal of Medicine. What they did was look at 48,000 people between 1993 and 2010. And over this time, they looked at their eating habits and health outcomes. They split the subjects based on diet choices: meat eaters, fish but no meat-eaters and vegetarians (including vegans). The researchers looked at what kind of eating habits were leading to more heart disease, heart attacks, and what kind of eating habits were leading to a higher frequency of strokes. What they found is really interesting, but not very surprising. You eat more meat, and you have a greater chance of having a heart attack. However, what is surprising is that vegetarians had a higher incidence of strokes.
We study everything, process, and progress. We discover new things. It all comes back to the same two things: Quality and Moderation. The quality of food probably is very, very important. But moderation is probably also very, very important.
I would certainly encourage you to be mindful of what you put in your body. A piece of bacon once in a while, probably fine, but pick the one that came over from a pig that was ranging through the bushes and rolling in the mud and free to do their piggy thing and eating organic food and not laced with antibiotics and where their meat hasn’t been injected with a ton of sugar to make it taste better.
Just be mindful as you eat different kinds of things and be moderate. Whether it’s the amount of meat or the amount of fish or the amount of vegetables. Remember there are lots of problems with fish right now. Actually, recommendations on how frequently you should eat fish have been shrinking. Recently an article came out saying if you’re thinking about having a child, you shouldn’t eat fish for a long period of time, not just during pregnancy but preparing for pregnancy. Interesting data, interesting information.