Is bacon good for you?

Who doesn’t like bacon? Like all foods, I always recommend eating in moderation. Do what works for you. Some may like eating bacon 3-4 times a week, where others may enjoy just eating it once a month. The main question, how do you feel after you eat bacon? Take note up to 3 hours after the meal. When I mention bacon in this article and video, I mean uncured, nitrate free, antibiotic and hormone free.

So what’s so great about bacon? Pastured pigs contain healthy saturated fat, one of the precursors needed to make hormones, including sex hormone and brain hormones that keep us feeling happy and also contains Conjugated Linoleic Acid, which is a type of fat that promotes fat loss and muscle gain by helping cells become more sensitive to insulin. Bacon also contains protein, choline and is a good source of B vitamins. So go grab some eggs and bacon with no guilt.


Kevin Moses here at Functional Patterns representing today talking about some nutrition topics. We want to talk about bacon. That’s definitely starting to grow a lot out there. Is bacon bad or bacon good? Well to be honest there is good bacon and there is bad bacon. Me personally, I always recommend get uncured bacon; also from an organic source. Again if you ever hear me talking about meats any kind of poultry, pig, pork, meat, read meat, chicken, whatever we’re talking about, go the organic way and grasp that free range; anything you are consuming because that’s the thing that’s going to give the most benefits to that meat that’s going to give you the most nutrients.

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Now people may be scared but there’s so much saturated fat in bacon. Guess what that is not always bad for you. Something else that I’m going to talk about with bacon that people may want to be aware of when they’re buying uncured bacon is getting nitrate free. Nitrates, you look on the internet, nitrites and nitrates can cause cancer. There are studies out there that are going to show that. You want to get some uncured, natural bacon organic is going to definitely give that benefit of that saturated fat. Saturated fat is not all bad for you. It’s going to help promote good cholesterol. It’s going to actually keep you satisfied for longer. It’s going to help regulate blood sugar so it helps with mood, helps with energy; may even help with sleep if we are getting that lower glycemic stimulation that night.

Me personally I get back 3 times a week, 4 times a week. It definitely works for me. If you’ve heard my previous interviews here I always like to follow my metabolic typing and I’m a fast oxidizer. I’m supposed to consume more protein with fat in it. Bacon is off the charts on something that I should be consuming. Again it has to be a good source of bacon or a good source where it comes from the good animal source I should say. Something else that is very beneficial of bacon and has a nutrient called choline. Have you guys heard of choline? Maybe look it up on the internet; definitely beneficial for brain function really important. Egg yolks which we are going to talk about later is also high in choline, but bacon is also very high in choline and that is something that, again, get a good bacon source.

Hope that helps out with the bacon choice and let me know if you’ve got any questions. Take care, bye-bye.