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February 14, 2013 7:21 AM
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2. Pigs are smarter then dogs. They have emotions and feel pain just like humans.

3. Pig skin is very similar in composition to human skin. It is said that pork even tastes like human flesh because of their similar biology. Back in the Middle Ages there was a time with autopsies on humans were not allowed. Medical students had to use pigs to practice on. This was done because the anatomy of a pig also has many other similarities to humans.
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I hate being a smart ass, but this just bothered me...

Wow.. .Really? That's crazy! #2.I love animals, all kinds but I still eat meat, all kinds, no matter how smart they are!! And #3 That's way too much information!! I still love bacon, sorry, you didn't turn me off! Carry on ~
Edited by Getyourshineon On February 14, 2013 7:28 AM
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February 14, 2013 7:21 AM
bigsmile EAT IT drinker
February 14, 2013 7:22 AM
I used to eat bacon regularly. But when my nutritionist told me that the nitrate in it is directly linked to colorectal cancer, I stopped. I eat some from time to time but not as much as i do. I like my healthy colon.
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February 14, 2013 7:22 AM
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I didn't know pork was red meat! I have so much to learn about eating healthy.


Pork is "the other white meat." Nope, not red meat. That's the food police talking. laugh


Actually, calling pork white meat is the advertisers talking. According to the USDA meat that is red when raw is red meat, even if it turns white when cooked. White meat are meats that are light when raw like turkey and chicken. Some poultry, such as duck, is also red meat.


So all meat is red, if you believe that nonsense. laugh

This is what comes of believing the USDA! laugh laugh laugh


According to some nutrition groups all land animal flesh is red meat, including chicken. But it's just semantics. Advertisers for the pork counsel (or whatever it's called) started advertising pork as white meat when the recommendation to eat more white, and less red, meat became popular. Before that, pork was always red meat.


It's all based on common misconceptions of what makes people healthy. People think chicken is healthier, ergo, lets make our meat sound like chicken. The USDA/FDA lie to us more than any advertiser.


It's not just the govt that thinks eating too much bacon or other cured meats or meats high in saturated fat can have health consequences.
February 14, 2013 7:25 AM
Bacon is completely fine, although the uncured variety is healthier. It does not have added nitrates or nitrites and is naturally low in calories (60 to 80 per serving of 2 slices, depending on the brand).
  517622
February 14, 2013 7:25 AM
Turkey bacon generally runs between 25-35 calories a slice. The real bacon I buy is 40 calories a slice (it's officially labelled on the package as 80 calories for 2 slices). While obviously everyone has different dietary concerns calorie wise it just doesn't seem like a big difference unless you're eating 10+ slices a sitting.
February 14, 2013 7:27 AM
I eat bacon every morning and I have been losing a pound a week. I eat Wright Brand thick cut hickory smoked , 2 slices 90 calories.
  14164545
February 14, 2013 7:27 AM
theres sat fat in eggs and most of you probably eat them... you're talking minimal content, it's meat, it's good for you

and to you americans just be glad your not buying meat labelled as beef that is infact horse! lol
February 14, 2013 7:28 AM
BACOOOOOOOON! Hell yea you should eat bacon. What you're doing right now is perfect. 1 or 2 times a week is nothing to worry about. As long as you're limiting it to like.....2 to 3 pieces when you're eating then no worries.
February 14, 2013 7:43 AM
Love this topic! Someone needs to write a book called "The Joy of Porking".

Everything is better with bacon, except chocolate covered bacon - that's just gross. Boo! to turkey bacon, ham and canadian bacon!

Here's an awesome recipe that any bacon lover would love - especially the men on Valentines day. (Hey, one cannot diet every day!):

BACON JALAPENO PRAWNS
Prawns (or very large shrimp) - raw, peeled and deveined, tail on
Bacon, slow-cooked half way to "done" (One slice for each prawn)
Fresh whole jalapenos, fire-roasted over flames (or toast them in a hot dry pan) (One jalapeno for every 4 prawns)
Toothpicks

Quarter the roasted jalpenos length-wise and remove the seeds. Lay a jalapeno quarter on a prawn, then secure it by wrapping a slice of bacon around the prawn. Secure the bacon ends with toothpicks. Place on a cookie sheet that has been prepared with no-stick spray, and repeat until done. Bake at 325 degrees until the bacon is to your likeness and the prawns are fully pink, flipping them about half way through the cooking process. Remove from oven, let cool about 5 minutes and remove the toothpicks. Enjoy!

I eat them plain, but they would be good with a coctail sauce. They are about 100 calories each, so don't make a whole meal out of them. It's a great thing to make for your husband or boyfriend on a special occasion - a very sexy food ' cause you eat it with your fingers and it's spicy. smokin You might have to find a way to put out the flames.

Happy V-Day!
Ronita
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February 14, 2013 7:43 AM
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Does a little bacon hurt your diet?I don't eat it often, maybe 1-2 times per week. I refuse to eat turkey bacon. I can eat less bacon. I cook it in the oven vs stove top so that the grease falls off more. I've heard a lot of people say that they stay away from pork because pigs are dirty lol and for religious reasons. I don't get it. Should I really give up pork? Can pork hurt my weight loss even if its in moderation?


Not sure if this means anything or not but I would eat it every Sunday and my weight was pretty consistently coming off and some weeks like 2-3 pounds gone....then I went the last 2 weeks without bacon and my weight loss has been a lot slower...only 1 pound the last week and under 2 the week before....so me NOT eating bacon has actually appeared to slowed my weight loss....but of course I'd have to have it for the next few weeks then stop eating it for 2 weeks to see the results in order to come to proper conclusions...but since I don't eat ANY other processed meats and very little fatty meat through the week,,,like once per week or less....I will continue eating my bacon...as long as I remember to buy it lol
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February 14, 2013 7:45 AM
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Love this topic! Someone needs to write a book called "The Joy of Porking".



not sure what audience this book would attract.
  14782098
February 14, 2013 7:47 AM
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1.Pork is very fattening. Pork is one of the fattiest meats that you can consume. Eating pork continually will pack on the pounds much faster as compared with eating other lean meats like chicken and turkey. If you like bacon you're better off switching to turkey bacon as it is a healthier alternative.

2. Pigs are smarter then dogs. They have emotions and feel pain just like humans.

3. Pig skin is very similar in composition to human skin. It is said that pork even tastes like human flesh because of their similar biology. Back in the Middle Ages there was a time with autopsies on humans were not allowed. Medical students had to use pigs to practice on. This was done because the anatomy of a pig also has many other similarities to humans.

4. Toxins. A pig's body contains many toxins because they are bottom dwellers meaning they eat food which is devoid of nutrition (pig slop). They eat the left over junk and some pigs eat their own feces. These animals store massive amounts of toxins in their fat, which is then passed on to you if you eat it.

5. Pigs live in filth. Pigs roll around and live their lives in filth, mud, and feces. Pigs are like garbage disposals eating up every nasty thing they can find.

6. Influenza. Pigs carry a mutated influenza virus in their lungs which has been passed on to humans through consumption.

7. One of the biggest concerns with eating pork meat is trichinellosis or trichinosis. This is an infection that humans get from eating undercooked or uncooked pork that contains the larvae of the trichinella worm.

This worm parasite is very commonly found in pork. When the worm, most often living in cysts in the stomach, opens through stomach acids, its larvae are released into the body of the pig. These new worms make their homes in the muscles of the pig. Next stop? The unknowing human body who consumes this infected meat flesh. And while no one particularly wants to consume worms, trichinellosis is a serious illness that you should do virtually anything to avoid.


The only thing I got out of this post other than a facepalm for wrong info was that pigs are filthy $hit covered animals but they're smarter than dogs who DON'T like to sleep and stay where they crap. So, pigs are really really really smart but really really really $hitty and dumb. K! Got it! laugh
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February 14, 2013 7:48 AM
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I didn't know pork was red meat! I have so much to learn about eating healthy.


Pork is "the other white meat." Nope, not red meat. That's the food police talking. laugh


Actually, calling pork white meat is the advertisers talking. According to the USDA meat that is red when raw is red meat, even if it turns white when cooked. White meat are meats that are light when raw like turkey and chicken. Some poultry, such as duck, is also red meat.


So all meat is red, if you believe that nonsense. laugh

This is what comes of believing the USDA! laugh laugh laugh


According to some nutrition groups all land animal flesh is red meat, including chicken. But it's just semantics. Advertisers for the pork counsel (or whatever it's called) started advertising pork as white meat when the recommendation to eat more white, and less red, meat became popular. Before that, pork was always red meat.


It's all based on common misconceptions of what makes people healthy. People think chicken is healthier, ergo, lets make our meat sound like chicken. The USDA/FDA lie to us more than any advertiser.


It's not just the govt that thinks eating too much bacon or other cured meats or meats high in saturated fat can have health consequences.


Anything and everything "can have health consequences."
  25631519
February 14, 2013 7:56 AM
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I didn't know pork was red meat! I have so much to learn about eating healthy.


Pork is "the other white meat." Nope, not red meat. That's the food police talking. laugh


Actually, calling pork white meat is the advertisers talking. According to the USDA meat that is red when raw is red meat, even if it turns white when cooked. White meat are meats that are light when raw like turkey and chicken. Some poultry, such as duck, is also red meat.


So all meat is red, if you believe that nonsense. laugh

This is what comes of believing the USDA! laugh laugh laugh


According to some nutrition groups all land animal flesh is red meat, including chicken. But it's just semantics. Advertisers for the pork counsel (or whatever it's called) started advertising pork as white meat when the recommendation to eat more white, and less red, meat became popular. Before that, pork was always red meat.


It's all based on common misconceptions of what makes people healthy. People think chicken is healthier, ergo, lets make our meat sound like chicken. The USDA/FDA lie to us more than any advertiser.


It's not just the govt that thinks eating too much bacon or other cured meats or meats high in saturated fat can have health consequences.


Anything and everything "can have health consequences."


Hmm, I'm not sure about that. But I would think it was obvious I was talking about the increased of risk of disease.
February 14, 2013 7:58 AM
This message brought to you by your Saskatchewan pork council.
Fine advice indeed.

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February 14, 2013 8:06 AM
sorry but unless you're eating bacon raw it will contains nothing harmful, i work next to a farm where there are cows under shelter (as it's winter) walking around in their own ****, humping each other and quite often ****ing on each other, i highly doubt this is different anywhere else unless farmers keep every cow in an individual pen and clean them all out every day, and yet beef is clean? every animal is dirty, thats why they have fur and skin which protects the meat inside so short of feeding a pig cyanide right before it keels over and dies then eat it you're not going to get disease from a notoriously clean animal compared to others
February 14, 2013 8:18 AM
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It's not just the govt that thinks eating too much bacon or other cured meats or meats high in saturated fat can have health consequences.

Context and dosage. Context and dosage.
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February 14, 2013 8:21 AM
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I didn't know pork was red meat! I have so much to learn about eating healthy.


Pork is "the other white meat." Nope, not red meat. That's the food police talking. laugh


Actually, calling pork white meat is the advertisers talking. According to the USDA meat that is red when raw is red meat, even if it turns white when cooked. White meat are meats that are light when raw like turkey and chicken. Some poultry, such as duck, is also red meat.


So all meat is red, if you believe that nonsense. laugh

This is what comes of believing the USDA! laugh laugh laugh


According to some nutrition groups all land animal flesh is red meat, including chicken. But it's just semantics. Advertisers for the pork counsel (or whatever it's called) started advertising pork as white meat when the recommendation to eat more white, and less red, meat became popular. Before that, pork was always red meat.


It's all based on common misconceptions of what makes people healthy. People think chicken is healthier, ergo, lets make our meat sound like chicken. The USDA/FDA lie to us more than any advertiser.


It's not just the govt that thinks eating too much bacon or other cured meats or meats high in saturated fat can have health consequences.


Anything and everything "can have health consequences."


Hmm, I'm not sure about that. But I would think it was obvious I was talking about the increased of risk of disease.


Just breathing every day can be a problem for some people -- air pollution and all. Also, I think altering your lifestyle to avoid perceived health risks can potentially increase stress, thereby increasing risk for health problems associated with stress.

I like to take each day as it comes, live life to the fullest, for as long as the Lord lets me walk this earth. That means enjoying bacon, refined sugar, etc. without letting naysayers talk me out of it. flowerforyou
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February 14, 2013 8:29 AM
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I didn't know pork was red meat! I have so much to learn about eating healthy.


Pork is "the other white meat." Nope, not red meat. That's the food police talking. laugh


Actually, calling pork white meat is the advertisers talking. According to the USDA meat that is red when raw is red meat, even if it turns white when cooked. White meat are meats that are light when raw like turkey and chicken. Some poultry, such as duck, is also red meat.


So all meat is red, if you believe that nonsense. laugh

This is what comes of believing the USDA! laugh laugh laugh


According to some nutrition groups all land animal flesh is red meat, including chicken. But it's just semantics. Advertisers for the pork counsel (or whatever it's called) started advertising pork as white meat when the recommendation to eat more white, and less red, meat became popular. Before that, pork was always red meat.


It's all based on common misconceptions of what makes people healthy. People think chicken is healthier, ergo, lets make our meat sound like chicken. The USDA/FDA lie to us more than any advertiser.


It's not just the govt that thinks eating too much bacon or other cured meats or meats high in saturated fat can have health consequences.


Anything and everything "can have health consequences."


Hmm, I'm not sure about that. But I would think it was obvious I was talking about the increased of risk of disease.


Just breathing every day can be a problem for some people -- air pollution and all. Also, I think altering your lifestyle to avoid perceived health risks can potentially increase stress, thereby increasing risk for health problems associated with stress.

I like to take each day as it comes, live life to the fullest, for as long as the Lord lets me walk this earth. That means enjoying bacon, refined sugar, etc. without letting naysayers talk me out of it. flowerforyou


Then that's what you should do. I'm not sure how your personal preferences really matter as far as risk of disease goes, but I never suggested anyone should or should not eat bacon (or anything else).
February 14, 2013 8:29 AM
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It's not just the govt that thinks eating too much bacon or other cured meats or meats high in saturated fat can have health consequences.

Context and dosage. Context and dosage.


^^^ Good point!
  25631519
February 14, 2013 8:32 AM
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1.Pork is very fattening. Pork is one of the fattiest meats that you can consume. Eating pork continually will pack on the pounds much faster as compared with eating other lean meats like chicken and turkey. If you like bacon you're better off switching to turkey bacon as it is a healthier alternative.

2. Pigs are smarter then dogs. They have emotions and feel pain just like humans.

3. Pig skin is very similar in composition to human skin. It is said that pork even tastes like human flesh because of their similar biology. Back in the Middle Ages there was a time with autopsies on humans were not allowed. Medical students had to use pigs to practice on. This was done because the anatomy of a pig also has many other similarities to humans.

4. Toxins. A pig's body contains many toxins because they are bottom dwellers meaning they eat food which is devoid of nutrition (pig slop). They eat the left over junk and some pigs eat their own feces. These animals store massive amounts of toxins in their fat, which is then passed on to you if you eat it.

5. Pigs live in filth. Pigs roll around and live their lives in filth, mud, and feces. Pigs are like garbage disposals eating up every nasty thing they can find.

6. Influenza. Pigs carry a mutated influenza virus in their lungs which has been passed on to humans through consumption.

7. One of the biggest concerns with eating pork meat is trichinellosis or trichinosis. This is an infection that humans get from eating undercooked or uncooked pork that contains the larvae of the trichinella worm.

This worm parasite is very commonly found in pork. When the worm, most often living in cysts in the stomach, opens through stomach acids, its larvae are released into the body of the pig. These new worms make their homes in the muscles of the pig. Next stop? The unknowing human body who consumes this infected meat flesh. And while no one particularly wants to consume worms, trichinellosis is a serious illness that you should do virtually anything to avoid.



Does the person who posted this eat chicken? Chickens sh*t everywhere. They are dirty, particularly if raised in close quarters for slaughter and not allowed to free range. I know someone who used to work in a fowl processing plant. They said "If you ever eat a whole turkey or chicken, WASH it." (P.S. when they're decapitated, they defecate. Do you think they wash that off before packaging? They didn't in the place he worked.)

And, duh, don't eat undercooked pork.
  31522109
February 14, 2013 8:35 AM
uncured bacon is much healthier (it doesn't taste any different), its the nitrates that are cancer causing/make bacon bad for you.
February 14, 2013 8:38 AM
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February 14, 2013 8:38 AM
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It's not just the govt that thinks eating too much bacon or other cured meats or meats high in saturated fat can have health consequences.

Context and dosage. Context and dosage.


Dosage? As in "too much"? Although according to the American Institute for Cancer Research, there is no safe amount of cured meats, including bacon.

http://preventcancer.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=elements_red_processed_meat

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