If you are following the markets and the news, you know that with the shortage of grain crops, which plump up our animals, feed prices are on the rise as is the frenzy over the possible decrease in bacon on home tables. From Twitter to world news (a Twitter headline reads ‘Unavoidable’ Bacon Shortage Leads to Twitter Hysteria), folks are freaking out. In a recent press release, the U.K.’s National Pig Association is warning that a “world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable.” Many studies report that bacon increases heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, stroke, cancer and a host of other unpleasant illnesses. Rather than mourn this potential loss (mourning the economy is fine), let this be an opportunity to expand your diet and save your life.
Bacon lovers, it is time to think about other foods that can satiate your appetite and replace one of the riskiest foods you can consume; bacon is one of the fattiest foods out there and is a processed meat. Who cares about whether meat is processed or not? WebMD does: “…here’s the bad news: When it comes to increasing the risk for certain cancers, things get downright scary for bacon lovers. Not only is bacon considered a red meat, it’s also a member of the dreaded “processed meat” group (even turkey bacon falls into this category. And NO amount of processed meat is considered safe to eat, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.”
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