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Is It Safe to Eat Uncured Bacon Every Day?

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Created December 11, 2011 at 2:56 AM

I went paleo a few weeks ago and am liking it so far. I'm still confused, though, about the healthiness of bacon. Is it something to be eaten in moderation or is it a no-holds-barred kind of food? I get the uncured apple bacon from Trader Joe's, if it makes any difference.

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on December 30, 2011
at 03:35 PM

I agree. I think that the fact that we "get sick of eating the same old thing" is a saying that goes back the body's natural intelligence. It takes willpower to eat something too often. You simply won't want it.

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:43 AM

I buy the sliced pork belly at the store across the road from TJ's. It has no additives. Just for the weekends. I eat leftover dinner meat with two boiled eggs for breakfast on other days. I buy the TJ'S bacon for non-Paleo grand kids.

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on December 11, 2011
at 03:17 AM

i too agree with the concept of moderation, but i can't help but envision the day-after-day-after-day consuption of whatever food the hunter/gatherers had at hand. humans must be able to tolerate unmoderate consuption over short periods?

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on December 11, 2011
at 03:12 AM

ya baby!.......

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on December 11, 2011
at 03:05 AM

Can't say I don't like that answer. :) And yes, for me, bacon has made it much easier to give up SAD foods.

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on December 11, 2011
at 03:01 AM

bacon makes everything better. if you have a hard time giving up SAD foods, eating bacon can make it less painful. you will most likely find that as you evolve, you will not rely on it so much.

but if that day never comes, there are worse things in world to eat.

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on December 11, 2011
at 03:05 AM

Can't say I don't like that answer. :) And yes, for me, bacon has made it much easier to give up SAD foods.

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on December 11, 2011
at 03:09 AM

Well Brenda, if you are happy about that, just wait until you upgrade to chocolate coated bacon!

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on December 11, 2011
at 03:12 AM

ya baby!.......

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on December 11, 2011
at 03:13 AM

There's some debate regarding this particular subject, but I side with whole9 in recommending moderation: http://whole9life.com/2011/05/the-bacon-bummer/

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on December 11, 2011
at 03:17 AM

i too agree with the concept of moderation, but i can't help but envision the day-after-day-after-day consuption of whatever food the hunter/gatherers had at hand. humans must be able to tolerate unmoderate consuption over short periods?

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on December 11, 2011
at 03:41 AM

I suppose there's some exception I'm not thinking of at the moment, but allow me to proceed nevertheless: There is no food I want to make a point of eating "every day" per se. Because there's intelligence in a certain range of diversity in food choices. Emphasis on "certain range." Love bacon? Then eat it a lot. But just for the sake of not being monolithic, about anything, take a day or two off now and then. Is this heresy?

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on December 30, 2011
at 03:35 PM

I agree. I think that the fact that we "get sick of eating the same old thing" is a saying that goes back the body's natural intelligence. It takes willpower to eat something too often. You simply won't want it.

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on December 29, 2011
at 10:22 PM

I've been eating bacon every day recently, but I probably shouldn't. Mainly because I don't want to be relying on pork heavily, and eating bacon in the morning means I'm not eating something else with a better 6:3 ratio, and also it's super salty (even if uncured, or at least the uncured stuff we get is), and I salt my other food enough as it is, so a megadose of sodium first thing in the morning maybe isn't necessary.

But, like I said, I still eat it every day, so...

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on December 29, 2011
at 09:43 PM

It's not a problem, but I'd personally go for some food variety! Rotate some nutrient density, etc etc.

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on December 11, 2011
at 04:52 PM

Bacon and eggs 'err day.

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on December 11, 2011
at 03:50 AM

Buy uncured bacon, no nitrate/nitrite from Trader Joes. "Bacon does a body good". ;)

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:43 AM

I buy the sliced pork belly at the store across the road from TJ's. It has no additives. Just for the weekends. I eat leftover dinner meat with two boiled eggs for breakfast on other days. I buy the TJ'S bacon for non-Paleo grand kids.

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