When I started this diet I felt that the sudden "bacon is ok" was "cool" but not a big deal. Kinda like someone telling you that you can have as much of a certain kind of candy that you want... but that candy is not even in the top 10 of your fav candies.
So I made bacon. Uncured pork bacon just about every day. That is... off and on. I found that I would go for a week or so where I just was nauseated at the sight. I also couldn't cook with the grease. Even if I couldn't taste it in the food it made me feel like I had just eaten nasty veg oil. (please don't stone me- I still think Im just some kind of freak EVERYONE knows that using bacon grease is awesome)
One day on a whim I bought some uncured beef bacon. I cooked it up and figured it would be gross (sorry but turkey bacon just sounds wrong). And wow.... the heavens opened and the angels sang!!! It was beyond good. I now have it every morning and never tire of it. I eat some beets in order to protect against the nitrates as I know they exist even in uncured bacon.(like a beet hash of sorts). I would absolutely cook with the grease if there was ever any left over lol. I use it to cook up the rest of breakfast which I never did with pork. I had to use separate pans or I would be nauseated by the eggs!
So I guess my questions are:
Is beef bacon nutritionally superior in any way to pork assuming both are uncured and natural etc?
Do you think its possible I am just super sensitive to omega 6? I don't particularly like nuts or pork of any kind.
Is pork bacon grease very high in omega 6?
is It really ok for me to be eating it almost every day?
asked byancestral_stars (1600)
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on January 04, 2012
at 10:55 PM
I bought some from US Wellness and it was underwhelming (for my taste buds) and cost a heck of a lot more than "just beef."
Their beef sticks are the best I've ever had and I can't keep them in the house. I loved the beef heart, too, but I ate the beef bacon and said, "Yup, that's a slice of beef all right." I like my usual slow-cooked bones/beef better.
EDIT: Looking at my answer again I wasn't pleased with it. I hope this is better. I think it's great that you love it and, if anything, it should be a healthier choice than pork bacon. I'm biased against pork because it doesn't always agree with me, so I understand where you're coming from.