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Some thoughts on bacon...https://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...0103_DNL_art_1
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:55 AM
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You can always soak the bacon in water for a few minutes and then pat it dry before cooking it to reduce free nitrites. I will get something called pancetta sometimes (italian style bacon) and soak it in warm water for 5 minutes because it is too salty. Thaty will also reduce the nitrite content
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As Winston Churchill once said:

Cats look down on you,
Dogs look up to you,
But Pigs treat you as equals.

You wouldnt want to eat anything that thought you were its equal would you?
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You can always soak the bacon in water for a few minutes and then pat it dry before cooking it to reduce free nitrites.
Thanks very much. Nitrites are my only complaint against bacon, and the reason I avoid it.

For at least a century, certainly before the mid 60s, the USA soldiers ate bacon daily. At least this occurred while they were posted at stable forts. Pork belly commodity futures was huge business. Any state where there were/are hog farms will have corn as their most major crop.

The most delicious ham in the world, IMO, Virginia ham, is great because the hogs are fed exclusively peanuts. Makes it slightly expensive too.
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Thanks very much. Nitrites are my only complaint against bacon, and the reason I avoid it.

For at least a century, certainly before the mid 60s, the USA soldiers ate bacon daily. At least this occurred while they were posted at stable forts. Pork belly commodity futures was huge business. Any state where there were/are hog farms will have corn as their most major crop.

The most delicious ham in the world, IMO, Virginia ham, is great because the hogs are fed exclusively peanuts. Makes it slightly expensive too.
There are several reasons to avoid eating bacon or pork of any kind, starting with MRSA, which is a big problem and is getting worse. Then there is a big issue with antibiotics, (fed to animals to promote weight gain) then there is the matter of fungi contaminated GMO feed, which is another bad combination, and then there are the nitrates and nitrites that are added to the processed meat so it can sit on the shelf for a month without rotting.

Then finally there is the fact that this meat sits in the stomach and intestines for several hours rotting, fermenting, and sticking to bowel walls, creating breeding grounds for bacteria and cancer...

Then there are good fats, such as coconut oil, avacado, borage, flax seed, hemp seed, chia seed, and of course fish oil, all of which don't have the above issues..
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starting with MRSA, which is a big problem and is getting worse. ..

MRSA is not an issue to anyone with a healthy immune system.

I have a coworker who has been hospitalized a few times due to MRSA. I asked my doctor if I needed to take any percautions around him, and he said, "You don't need to worry. Your immune system is fine and your hygiene is good. It's not a problem."
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MRSA is not an issue to anyone with a healthy immune system.
Perhaps you have a good immune system, but what about most old people? What about cancer patients?

Due to vaccines, antibiotics, steroids, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, pesticides, chemicals, contaminated air, water, and food, most immune systems are already under stress.
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Coleman sells a nitrite-free bacon, that tastes very good, also a couple of other brands out there. We don't eat it often, but sometimes we get in the mood for bacon, tomato and onion sandwiches on oatnut bread.
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If you have great immune system and you are ready to burn that fat then i think you can eat it.
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No thanks, there is no way on earth I'd eat it.
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I spent nearlly 3 years overseas in theaters of action during WW2.
The army rations were terrible. No meat, no bread, no milk, just C
D (chocolate mixed with sand so it didn't melt in the African desert)
and occasional K rations when we were lucky. Never a vegetable.

So when I got out I was determined to do two things: 1. bacon every
morning and 2. never stand in line

Now I am 92 years of age and doing fine. I don't stand in line for
anything and I have my bacon every morning . . . don't recall missing
a day.

Bacon is my favorite food. . . . and I currently think that I have a good
shot at making it to 100 years of age . . . maybe even more.
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I spent nearlly 3 years overseas in theaters of action during WW2.

Now I am 92 years of age and doing fine. I don't stand in line for
anything and I have my bacon every morning . . . don't recall missing
a day.

Bacon is my favorite food. . . . and I currently think that I have a good
shot at making it to 100 years of age . . . maybe even more.
Thank you for your service Donee. It's wonderful that you're 92 and enjoying your daily bacon, good for you!
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The safe way is to microwave for 2 minutes on high, pat dry with paper towels, then fry for 3 minutes, pat dry again with paper towels .... and then give it to your dog.
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Speaking of dogs. Just nothing better than splitting a hotdog, insert cheese, wrap in bacon, grill. Best for Superbowl Sunday, or any potluck party.
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The safe way is to microwave for 2 minutes on high, pat dry with paper towels, then fry for 3 minutes, pat dry again with paper towels .... and then give it to your dog.

Didn't think dogs dealt well with the sodium.

Nitrates are a bone of contention. Some claim they're safe because MANY foods such as arugula, beets and celery are high in them. Others claim the co-factors in such vegetables make the nitrates safe.

Eat arugula, beets and celery with your bacon.
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