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5 Benefits of Eating Bacon

Updated on July 19, 2013

Bacon is one of the tastiest cured meat which is produced from certain cuts of meat of a pig. The curing of the pig meat is actually a process which involves the preservation of the meat by adding a combination of salt, nitrite, nitrate or sugar so that it will stay for a longer period without getting decayed. Usually the curing process involves many steps such as smoking of the pig meat, flavoring process and cooking. After all these process you will see the conversion of a fresh bacon into dried bacon which can be kept for a longer time period.

The dried bacon must be cooked well before eating and the taste of bacon is so amazing that people in different countries love to have this meat which is made from the side and back cuts of a pork. Much of the fat associated with the pig meat will be eliminate while the bacon is prepared and hence you need not worry about the excess consumption of pork fat. The smoky, salty and sweet taste of the bacon makes it a mouth watering dish for all and is best when it is consumed with a meal.

There are also various benefits that are associated with the consumption of bacon strips and there are also scientific reasons to support the claims. Here are some of the major benefits of eating bacon that is gathered after doing a research on the internet. Hope that it becomes useful to all.

1) It Protects the Heart
This is one of the most controversial points that arouses confusion in the mind of a large number of people. But scientifically it is clear that bacons are good and protects the heart as is contains omega 3 fatty acids which are also found in fishes. It is well known that the omega 3 fatty acids helps in reducing the cholesterol level and make the heart healthier. Apart from omega 3 fatty acids, the oleic acid and saturated fats that is contained in the bacon meat also helps in reducing the cholesterol level of a human body.

2) It Increases Your Energy Level
If you are feeling that your energy level is low, then it is better to try bacon and watch your energy level rising. Yes, it is fact that eating bacon can improve your energy level due to the high resource of protein and low carbohydrate energy that is found in bacons. The proteins contained in the bacon helps in building lean and strong muscle tissues in your body, which inturn improves your body state and energy.

3) It Improves Your Mood
Are you feeling mentally low or in a state of depressed mood? Just try bacon and you can really see your mood swinging in the positive direction. This is mainly due to an addictive substance umami that is present in bacon which helps in improving your mood and reducing stress levels. The proteins that are present in the bacon also helps in reducing your stress and keep you feel happy.

4) It Improves Your Mind Power
Choline, a substance that is found in bacon is one of the best thing to build your memory power and choline is found to be very much effective in the treatment of Alzheimer disease. Choline is proved to be a better option for preventing the regular memory loss and is also used for other treatments such as dementia and other mental issues.

5) It Provides Vital Vitamins and Minerals
Bacon is a food substance that is very much rich in the major and vital vitamins and minerals that are essential for a human body. The vitamins B6, B1, B2 and B3 present in the bacon helps the body organs to enhance and perform at their best. There are also other minerals such as magnesium, zinc and iron protein which is very much essential for the proper functioning of the various body parts.

The above points suggest that eating bacon is not dangerous activity and it indeed improves your health and body functioning in a better way. So next time when you see bacon in your food menu, do not hesitate to have it and explore the amazing taste and benefits of bacon. But make sure that you are eating bacons that are prepared in the proper methods.


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    • georgescifo profile image

      georgescifo 2 years ago from India

      Hi Minnetonka, I am very much happy to know that this post had made a positive influence on you.. :)

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      I never thought I'd hear that bacon has health benefits. You just made my day. I'm now craving a BLT for lunch. Thanks for the great idea.

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      I never thought I'd hear that bacon has health benefits. You just made my day. I'm now craving a BLT for lunch. Thanks for the idea.

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      georgescifo 4 years ago from India

      Hi Rajan, glad to know that you benefited from the hub. Thanks for your comment.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I had no idea about all these benefits. Thanks for sharing.

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      georgescifo 4 years ago from India

      Hi Londonlady,

      You are absolutely right. Bacons are indeed delicious!! Thanks for your comments.

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      Laura Writes 4 years ago

      You forgot the 6th reason: It's delicious!!

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      georgescifo 4 years ago from India

      Thanks for the comment Kawika!! Hope you enjoyed your bacon today!

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      KawikaChann 4 years ago from Northwest, Hawaii, Anykine place

      Well I tell you son, I am marching right straight to the fridge and taking out that big 2 pounder bacon packet and cooking it up smart! I love bacon!! Yay! Now there's no guilt in enjoying it!! Yay!! I'm so happy! Up/Awesome/follow. Peace. Kawi.