Skip to comments.Bacon Is Good for You
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 Teicholzs article in this weekends 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.
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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.
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)
Joe...You never cease to amaze me...
Torture for a bacon lover ho hasn’t had an egg and bacon breakfast for two weeks now...
Dude....You need a vacation!!
How does this explain the higher rates of heart disease in the southeastern United States?
As long as I have bacon, it is a vacation.
Must be all that sweet tea.
That sounds good.
Bacon covered onion rings. Yum.
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.
I blame the damn Yankees.
Grain’s place is be made flat and hold the meat together in a sandwich.
Probably a higher consumption of sugar and other high carbohydrate foods.
My kids and grandkids know EXACTLY what I order when out for breakfast.
Two eggs,over easy.
Home fries with onion.
Buttered wheat toast.
It never varies and I’ve been doing this for many years without harm.
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.
breakfast of champions
I takes my home fries with a little green peppers and onions.
Bacon is only available in the SE US?
If nothing else, it serves as an irritant to muzzies.
Bacon happens to be GREAT for you.... enjoy it often folks
Fried some deer meat in it last week. It gave it that nice fatty taste that deer meat lacks.
“Lincoln’s Fault” brigade arriving in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
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.)
Yeah, but those Chinese Pine-nuts add that nice lead flavoring.
Bacon is proof that God wants us to be happy.
We’d rather eat well and die of a heart attack at 70, than eat tofu and seaweed and die of Alzheimers at 95.
Benjamin Franklin couldn’t have said it better himself....HA!
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.
Exactly who is the bacon lover ho?
A friend in NYC said they’re (being told) having a bacon shortage. I’m going to send him that gif :)
If your going to make millionaires bacon you should grease the rack with bacon fat.
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.
Sorry, don’t understand.
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.
Just an anecdotal guess, there are more blacks who seem to die of heart disease at almost twice the rate of whites.
I knew it!
Ohhh, kaay! Goes along with SPAM and brown sugar baked.