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Bacon Is Good for You
American Thinker ^ | 5-4-14 | Peter Wilson

Posted on 05/04/2014 4:24:46 PM PDT by kingattax

Those who love rib-eye steaks and double-cream Brie will feel better about their guilty pleasures after reading Nina Teicholz’s article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal, “The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease.” She writes, for example:

Too much whole-grain oatmeal for breakfast and whole-grain pasta for dinner, with fruit snacks in between, add up to a less healthy diet than one of eggs and bacon, followed by fish.

Gary Taubes covered some of the same ground in his excellent 2008 book, Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health. Taubes argued that that consumption of saturated fat does not cause obesity and heart disease; the culprit, instead, is refined carbohydrates like white flour and sugar.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: bacon; balance; diet; garytaubes; health; healthydiet; heartdisease; saturatedfat; ummmbacon
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1 posted on 05/04/2014 4:24:46 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
My new gig is

In a frying pan, partially cook bacon pieces. Add tomato slices and garlic powder, scallion bits and cook covered for 5 minutes. Add fresh sliced mozzarella, cover and cook until melted.

Voila...pizza in a pan without the bread. I eat this almost every day for lunch.

2 posted on 05/04/2014 4:30:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kingattax
Yep, I grilled a couple of big, beautiful marbled steaks for dinner today and they were great right from the meat market. Yum they were good with a couple of Guiness's.
3 posted on 05/04/2014 4:31:45 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: kingattax


4 posted on 05/04/2014 4:34:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: kingattax

Grains are not only bad for your physical health. Grains may be killing our brains. Our brains need the good fat.

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers by Perlmutter, David (Jan 16, 2014)

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=brain+grain&tag=googhydr-20&index=stripbooks&hvadid=31183666610&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=s&hvrand=10462041881599089946&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_ssk89x4vw_b


5 posted on 05/04/2014 4:36:47 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: JoeProBono

Joe...You never cease to amaze me...


6 posted on 05/04/2014 4:37:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: JoeProBono

Torture for a bacon lover ho hasn’t had an egg and bacon breakfast for two weeks now...


7 posted on 05/04/2014 4:38:04 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: kingattax

8 posted on 05/04/2014 4:38:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jsanders2001
Torture for a bacon lover ho hasn’t had an egg and bacon breakfast for two weeks now...


9 posted on 05/04/2014 4:40:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Dude....You need a vacation!!


10 posted on 05/04/2014 4:41:10 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kingattax

How does this explain the higher rates of heart disease in the southeastern United States?


11 posted on 05/04/2014 4:41:17 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Sacajaweau

As long as I have bacon, it is a vacation.


12 posted on 05/04/2014 4:41:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fso301
How does this explain the higher rates of heart disease in the southeastern United States?

Must be all that sweet tea.

13 posted on 05/04/2014 4:42:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sacajaweau

That sounds good.


14 posted on 05/04/2014 4:42:02 PM PDT by scripter
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To: kingattax

Bacon covered onion rings. Yum.


15 posted on 05/04/2014 4:42:24 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: kingattax

But when will the medical establishment and the big government establishment and the big food establishment and all the others who’ve been selling this bill of goods about fats and dietary cholesterol and all the other misinformation, when will they admit their multitude of mistakes and turn this ocean liner around?

Probably not for another decade or two. Everyone will just have to act on the own best information.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 4:45:02 PM PDT by Will88
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To: fso301
How does this explain the higher rates of heart disease in the southeastern United States?

I blame the damn Yankees.

17 posted on 05/04/2014 4:46:41 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: kingattax

Grain’s place is be made flat and hold the meat together in a sandwich.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 4:46:53 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: fso301
How does this explain the higher rates of heart disease in the southeastern United States?

Probably a higher consumption of sugar and other high carbohydrate foods.

19 posted on 05/04/2014 4:47:57 PM PDT by Will88
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To: dfwgator

That’s GOOD!


20 posted on 05/04/2014 4:48:59 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Will88

My kids and grandkids know EXACTLY what I order when out for breakfast.

Two eggs,over easy.
Bacon,crispy.
Home fries with onion.
Buttered wheat toast.
Black coffee.

It never varies and I’ve been doing this for many years without harm.

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21 posted on 05/04/2014 4:51:05 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Sacajaweau
My new gig is

Homemade Pesto Sauce with Bacon instead of Pine-Nuts. Basil, EVOO, some lemon zest, Parm-Cheese, fresh garlic and chop bacon in the processor, yes you can add some big pieces. Non-Chinese Pine-Nuts not co-mingled with other nuts are getting impossible to find.

22 posted on 05/04/2014 4:52:55 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Mears

breakfast of champions

I takes my home fries with a little green peppers and onions.


23 posted on 05/04/2014 4:54:20 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: kingattax
You can make edible bowls out of bacon.

Link.

24 posted on 05/04/2014 4:55:31 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: fso301

Hmmmm?

Bacon is only available in the SE US?

Wow!


25 posted on 05/04/2014 4:57:03 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: jsanders2001

26 posted on 05/04/2014 5:03:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: kingattax

If nothing else, it serves as an irritant to muzzies.


27 posted on 05/04/2014 5:03:44 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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28 posted on 05/04/2014 5:05:07 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: fso301
How does this explain the higher rates of heart disease in the southeastern United States?

It ain't necessarily so.
29 posted on 05/04/2014 5:08:15 PM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: kingattax

Bacon happens to be GREAT for you.... enjoy it often folks


30 posted on 05/04/2014 5:10:04 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SkyDancer
I've been saving my bacon grease lately...like my mother did.

Fried some deer meat in it last week. It gave it that nice fatty taste that deer meat lacks.

31 posted on 05/04/2014 5:11:29 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: fso301

“Lincoln’s Fault” brigade arriving in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...


32 posted on 05/04/2014 5:13:16 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: fso301
How does this explain the higher rates of heart disease in the southeastern United States?

Maybe dredging everything with flour and deep frying it in Crisco has something to do with it. Add mashed potatoes with flour thickened gravy. Top it off with liberal helpings of biscuits, corn bread, or hush puppies. (Not to mention pecan pie and ice cream.)

33 posted on 05/04/2014 5:14:07 PM PDT by randita
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To: taildragger
Homemade Pesto Sauce with Bacon instead of Pine-Nuts. Basil, EVOO, some lemon zest, Parm-Cheese, fresh garlic and chop bacon in the processor, yes you can add some big pieces. Non-Chinese Pine-Nuts not co-mingled with other nuts are getting impossible to find.

Yeah, but those Chinese Pine-nuts add that nice lead flavoring.

34 posted on 05/04/2014 5:15:17 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Nifster

Bacon is proof that God wants us to be happy.


35 posted on 05/04/2014 5:15:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fso301

We’d rather eat well and die of a heart attack at 70, than eat tofu and seaweed and die of Alzheimers at 95.


36 posted on 05/04/2014 5:20:22 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: dfwgator

Benjamin Franklin couldn’t have said it better himself....HA!


37 posted on 05/04/2014 5:20:41 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Sacajaweau

Funny, we do too. All bacon grease poured into a metal can. Stored in the fridge. Great for frying eggs. But not too much, just a slight film in the skillet. Now, onto baked beans ..... yum.


38 posted on 05/04/2014 5:21:20 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: dfwgator

Exactly who is the bacon lover ho?


39 posted on 05/04/2014 5:21:25 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: JoeProBono

A friend in NYC said they’re (being told) having a bacon shortage. I’m going to send him that gif :)


40 posted on 05/04/2014 5:23:02 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

P4L


41 posted on 05/04/2014 5:25:10 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: SkyDancer

If your going to make millionaires bacon you should grease the rack with bacon fat.


42 posted on 05/04/2014 5:26:27 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: fso301

Heart disease has a large genetic component. Break it out by ancestry rather than region, which is after all rather meaningless in a widely varied population such as the United States. Then, I’d imagine a different picture would emerge. Some groups are just predisposed to certain diseases due to ancestry. Find the group that is overrepresented in the southeastern United States in comparison to the rest of the country, and you’ll find the group genetically predisposed to heart disease. I grew up with an extended family that fried just about every meat and put gravy on anything that wasn’t green or red. Not a fat person among them. No heart attacks, either. Fairly long-lived.


43 posted on 05/04/2014 5:26:45 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: kingattax

bump


44 posted on 05/04/2014 5:31:08 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: eyedigress

Sorry, don’t understand.


45 posted on 05/04/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Try frying chicken in a cast iron skillet with bacon grease. Lightly brine the chicken beforehand. Put a little coriander and lemon pepper in the batter. Make milk gravy with the crispy bits and grease remaining in the skillet, for the mashed potatoes and homemade biscuits. Serve with sliced tomatoes and green vegetable of your choice. Might not be the “healthiest” thing in the world, but it is just awesome. I had no idea how good I had it as a kid, that was a normal thing to have for dinner at least once a week.


46 posted on 05/04/2014 5:32:41 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: fso301

Just an anecdotal guess, there are more blacks who seem to die of heart disease at almost twice the rate of whites.


47 posted on 05/04/2014 5:33:56 PM PDT by tiki
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To: kingattax

I knew it!


48 posted on 05/04/2014 5:37:22 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: SkyDancer

http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/bacon-five-spice-millionaires.aspx


49 posted on 05/04/2014 5:37:30 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: eyedigress

Ohhh, kaay! Goes along with SPAM and brown sugar baked.


50 posted on 05/04/2014 5:39:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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