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February 23, 2011 11:17 AM
So which is better? I have stoped eating regular bacon and i don't eat much meat so i decieded to try the turkey and its not bad. But is it good for you? I have been blown away with alot of my decision on eating healthy so i'm coming to MFP to help me chose the RIGHT foods.
February 23, 2011 11:19 AM
Turkey Bacon usually has about the same amount of calories as regular bacon, but more salt. So it's not a "healthier" alternative.
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February 23, 2011 11:20 AM
The turkey bacon is kind of misleading. It's typically made with white AND dark meat turkey, has quite a bit of fat and quite a bit of sodium in it. I found a low sodium canadian bacon at my local deli that I like. Less fat, same protein, and less sodium. All in all, you're just going to have to look at the labels.
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February 23, 2011 11:20 AM
Isn't Canadian bacon just ham?
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February 23, 2011 11:21 AM
The turkey bacon is kind of misleading. It's typically made with white AND dark meat turkey, has quite a bit of fat and quite a bit of sodium in it. I found a low sodium canadian bacon at my local deli that I like. Less fat, same protein, and less sodium. All in all, you're just going to have to look at the labels.
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February 23, 2011 11:21 AM
See i knew it!!!! lol Just when you think you are doing great. But thats okay at least i'm figuring it all out now.
February 23, 2011 11:22 AM
YOu know what i think it is ham.....now that you say that. I'm not really sure. STAY TUNE i'm sure someone will let us know. lol
February 23, 2011 11:23 AM
Center cut bacon is the bomb! All of the real bacon taste but less fat than even turkey bacon.
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February 23, 2011 11:24 AM
I go with canadian bacon it's yummier than ham and healthier. If I use bacon I go with regular over turkey there really isn't much diffreence nutritionally wise.
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February 23, 2011 11:24 AM
boars head canadian bacon 70 per 2 oz (i think thats per slice)
turkey bacon at Ihop 2or 3 strips 100 calories
jimmey dean turkey sausage links (3) 110 calories

I think the canadian bacon may be better but it depends on your taste.

enjoy!!
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February 23, 2011 11:26 AM
I agree with the others; Canadian bacon is the healthier choice for lower calories and much lower sodium. If you are in the mood for bacon, you should just go for regular bacon. And yes, I am pretty sure Canadian bacon is just ham, served in small round slices! If you are a sandwich/lunchmeat eater at all, you can use your lunchmeat for double duty and just heat up some ham slices for breakfast!
February 23, 2011 11:27 AM
I would definitely pick Canadian bacon over turkey bacon.
Back bacon is made from pork loin.
February 23, 2011 11:31 AM
Read the labels. From my 2 strips of turkey bacon every morning I get
70 cals
3g fat
12g protein
400g sodium

Yes, this is a pretty big ticket sodium item, but I think it wins over real bacon in terms of the amount of protein and fat. (Well of course, real bacon also wins on TASTE).

I only get Applegate or Wellshire brands since they have no added nitrates. Once in a while it's probably fine, but since I eat the same breakfast Every Single Morning, I keep it free of additives.
February 23, 2011 11:32 AM
may i ask what do you eat for breakfast
February 23, 2011 11:35 AM
...and then there is the processing. I'm not sure if Canadian bacon or regular bacon are as processed as Turkey bacon. When I want bacon, I get bacon. Its rare that I want it however.
February 23, 2011 11:36 AM
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may i ask what do you eat for breakfast


was that to me? my diary's open, but it's
3 egg whites + 1 egg omelette
2 strips of turkey bacon (or sometimes the good canadian bacon (again, no nitrates) from whole foods if i've stocked up on it)
1 slice of all grain toast (dave's killer, silverhills bakery, or similar)
1 Americano

am i sick of it yet? nope, i look forward to it every morning!
Edited by taso42_DELETED On February 23, 2011 11:40 AM
February 23, 2011 11:43 AM
@ taso42 yes i was refering to you. Thanks for sharing. I thought eggs were not good for you as far as the sodium. As you may see I have had so many bad choices in picking foods but i'm learning.

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