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Is Bacon Really That Bad?

Bacon mania has swept the world, and this salty meat can now be found in tons of common dishes, such as pizza, creamy pasta, and lasagna. It has even made its way into desserts — chocolate-covered bacon, anyone? Even though a fair amount of people would call bacon their favorite food, it has a bad reputation for being unhealthy. Just how unhealthy is it really? Take this quiz to find out.

Is Bacon Really That Bad?

How many grams of saturated fat in one strip of bacon?

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bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 6 years
One of the advantages of being vegetarian :-) No bacon (and associated ickiness) for me! Although, really, people? Chocolate-covered bacon? That is *blasphemy*!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 6 years
One of the advantages of being vegetarian :-) No bacon (and associated ickiness) for me! Although, really, people? Chocolate-covered bacon? That is *blasphemy*!
emma-noel emma-noel 6 years
BACON IS DISGUSTING
emma-noel emma-noel 6 years
BACON IS DISGUSTING
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 6 years
I love bacon...this kind of killed it for me...until I started thinking about Maple Bacon: take some maple syrup, coat it over the bacon, and you have yourself a YUMMY if not horrendously unhealthy treat.
rossy rossy 6 years
I also fry bacon in a nonstick pan & NEVER add extra oil. Then I use a bit of string tied to 2 thin bamboo sticks (placed in plastic "single rose" vase - long & thin) & HANG THEM UP with toothpicks to drip off excess fat for a few minutes... Then place them on paper towels. -Of course, you can also place cooked & heated (in microwave) bacon in "drip pans" - You know, kind of like a cookie sheet with ridges.-Try frying up some bacan (raw/precooked - your preference)... Toast 2 slices of you favorite bread/roll; add 1 slice of your favorite cheese (place on slice of toast - pop in microwave to melt, slightly {I love dill Havarti!}); add tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, honey mustard... YUMMY! Sometimes, I add a few soft banana slices for sweetness.-Make your own & try it! I have mine for breakfast once a year on my birthday. I spend half an hour eating that (1) sandwich. LOL
rossy rossy 6 years
I also fry bacon in a nonstick pan & NEVER add extra oil. Then I use a bit of string tied to 2 thin bamboo sticks (placed in plastic "single rose" vase - long & thin) & HANG THEM UP with toothpicks to drip off excess fat for a few minutes... Then place them on paper towels. - Of course, you can also place cooked & heated (in microwave) bacon in "drip pans" - You know, kind of like a cookie sheet with ridges. - Try frying up some bacan (raw/precooked - your preference)... Toast 2 slices of you favorite bread/roll; add 1 slice of your favorite cheese (place on slice of toast - pop in microwave to melt, slightly {I love dill Havarti!}); add tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, honey mustard... YUMMY! Sometimes, I add a few soft banana slices for sweetness. - Make your own & try it! I have mine for breakfast once a year on my birthday. I spend half an hour eating that (1) sandwich. LOL
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
4/5...oh bacon, if you're so wrong, I don't want to be right...:lol:I usually microwave mine (when it's too warm of a day) on double/triple layers of paper towel. Or just put them on toaster oven and watch as the fat drips. Of course when the turkey bacon is on sale, I got that instead (hub has been complaining about his weight). They put more inside the packaging. : Oh by the way, the vegan bacon is super yummy too. I love 'em from my college days. Hub who's a big meat eater actually likes vegan bacon.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
4/5...oh bacon, if you're so wrong, I don't want to be right...:lol: I usually microwave mine (when it's too warm of a day) on double/triple layers of paper towel. Or just put them on toaster oven and watch as the fat drips. Of course when the turkey bacon is on sale, I got that instead (hub has been complaining about his weight). They put more inside the packaging. : Oh by the way, the vegan bacon is super yummy too. I love 'em from my college days. Hub who's a big meat eater actually likes vegan bacon.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
4/5....woo hoo! So much more nutrients when you wrap it around a hot dog~~~~~~~~~
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
:feedme:
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
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Spectra Spectra 6 years
1/5...I don't eat bacon. I'll occasionally eat turkey bacon with no nitrates in it, but it's not extremely great tasting.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
I'm not a fan of bacon either. It's too salty.
TammyO TammyO 6 years
Bacon is just horrendous to me, besides I think pigs are just too smart and adorable to eat.
MissMariaK MissMariaK 6 years
I like bacon ans I also knew that it's unhealthy. But it's so delicious... Especially in sandwiches. But it can't be THAT bad!
Asche Asche 6 years
Michiny: I fry my in a non-stick skillet without any added oil. Bacon is fatty enough that as it heats, it releases it's own fat to cook in.
michlny michlny 6 years
I never had bacon - isn't it fried? All those preservatives and the processing are sufficient to make it unhealthy.
michlny michlny 6 years
I never had bacon - isn't it fried? All those preservatives and the processing are sufficient to make it unhealthy.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
I'm with juliefischer on the turkey bacon thing. I would much rather have regular bacon and just be moderate about it. I can't stand turkey bacon.
weffie weffie 6 years
3/5 i don't eat it so not too bad..."She called us all the same... she called us Babe." :@)
weffie weffie 6 years
3/5 i don't eat it so not too bad... "She called us all the same... she called us Babe." :@)
juliefischer juliefischer 6 years
3/5 I do love bacon. I would rather eat full fat full flavor regular bacon then all of the turkey bacons out there that are filled with chemicals. It's fine in moderation.
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