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Does anyone else get headaches from too much bacon?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 15, 2011 at 11:26 PM

I've started to notice that if I eat a lot of bacon consistently (at least two or three slices a day, if not more, for days on end), I tend to get headaches, especially in the morning when I wake up. Anyone know what the problem is? I buy the expensive "uncured" bacon at Whole Foods, but it is still technically cured with a ton of salt or celery nitrates right?

I don't want to give up bacon. I love it too much.

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on July 18, 2012
at 04:52 AM

@raisefitness - i'd like to see references for that blasphemous statement.

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on July 18, 2012
at 03:17 AM

I guess a couple pounds would be too much bacon.

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on September 16, 2011
at 04:34 AM

If you spend your rent money on bacon, that is too much bacon. Unless you make a bacon house.

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on September 16, 2011
at 01:02 AM

Maybe you're dehydrated from the extra sodium. See what happens if you increase your water consumption. I get headaches if I don't properly hydrate.

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on September 16, 2011
at 12:51 AM

Upvoted out of sympathy...

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on September 16, 2011
at 12:15 AM

It's not from too much bacon, but too little. Seriously though, back off from the Cialis and alcolhol and you will be fine. :>

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on September 15, 2011
at 11:55 PM

Homemade breakfast sausages? They certainly aren't crispy beautiful bacon, but it might be worth trying to see if the headaches cease.

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on September 15, 2011
at 11:38 PM

celery salt nitrates are still nitrates, just from a different source. My guess is the headaches are related to that. I eat bacon, but I only eat a little at a time because it tends to give me heartburn, so I've never had a headache from it. But I remember getting splitting headaches from hot dogs when I was a kid.

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E639bc85fd42430285596434a6515ad5

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on September 16, 2011
at 03:49 AM

I don't understand the question. "Too much bacon?" What does that even mean?

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on September 16, 2011
at 04:34 AM

If you spend your rent money on bacon, that is too much bacon. Unless you make a bacon house.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 18, 2012
at 03:17 AM

I guess a couple pounds would be too much bacon.

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on July 18, 2012
at 04:52 AM

@raisefitness - i'd like to see references for that blasphemous statement.

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on July 18, 2012
at 03:45 AM

You could try chasing it with some water...bacon has a lot of salt especially if your diet is fairly low in sodium in general.

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on July 18, 2012
at 03:01 AM

I too get headaches from Bacon or sausage or sandwhich meat. I think it's the high salt content. The bacon is the worst. It gives me a massive headache like a visit to the ER is needed. I can't even eat a slice of bacon now. That was very disappointing to discover.

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on September 16, 2011
at 01:10 AM

Do you have a reaction to any other smoked meats? What about corned beef, which is cured with nitrite but not smoked? It's good to be able to establish a baseline which doesn't cause you headaches but is close to your target.

Then maybe you could try making your own bacon. "Cure" it with just sugar and salt, and smoke it with wood chips. Bacon is usually cold smoked, but if you can get some ventilation tubing you can connect two charcoal grills together with it and smoke your wood chips in one with the bacon in the other. Then enjoy; if it gives you headaches, you know it's not the nitrates.

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