Could bacon really be good for you? Could it really be a part of living a proactive lifestyle that could lead to better health? I know that it might sound as crazy as “EAT MORE BUTTER”. But the truth is that research out there is backing up that bacon may be a great addition to your diet and nourishment to your body.
Why We Eat More Bacon
- The aroma of bacon gets the family out of bed quickly.
- Bacon day= Good day
- Nobody is asking for a snack at 10:30 am.
Top 10 Reasons to Eat More Bacon
- Bacon stops food cravings: high saturated fat content fills you up faster.
- Bacon raises HDL (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol) :also known as the “good” cholesterol.
- Bacon is low in carbohydrates: that tend to increase insulin, which causes fat storage.
- Bacon has high-quality protein and essential amino acids: like tryptophan, leucine and glutamic acid.
- Bacon is a great source of selenium: that helps support the thyroid gland and is a potent antioxidant.
- Bacon is full of phosphorus: basic building block of your DNA and ATP-the energy molecule that makes muscles move.
- Bacon has the B vitamin Niacin: which helps the body make various sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands.
- Bacon contains choline: has been found to be an important vitamin for brain health.
- Bacon properties have been found to be blood-balancing: which makes the heart happy.
- Bacon is mood elevating: helps make you feel happy, which greatly reduces stress in our lives and effectively relieves the negative effects of frustration and self-deprivation.
I don’t know about you, but those all sound like great reasons to eat more bacon! So, next time you’re feeling guilty about indulging, remind yourself you’re actually doing good for your body by eating more bacon. That, and you should never regret eating bacon. Like, ever.
Make sure to buy good quality bacon from a good source.
- antibiotic free
- growth stimulant free
- minimally processed
- no artificial ingredients
- no preservatives
- no added nitrates or nitrites
- no gluten
- no MSG
- no sugar
Our family favorite bacon is Pederson’s No Sugar Hickory Smoked Bacon. Every time we eat it, which is several times a week someone at the table will say, “Now that’s some good bacon”.
Putting It All Together
Cooking your own food from scratch doesn’t have to be hard. You can cook up a Veggie Omelet and a few slices of bacon and start your day with a filling breakfast that will last you much longer than any bowl of cereal. Nourishing our body is truly the foundation of living a proactive lifestyle and having the energy we want to live life to the fullest.
Living a proactive lifestyle doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless. You might be pleasantly surprised how easy adding a few of these tips into your daily routine really can be. If you are not sure how proactive you are currently living then I invite you to take the Wellness Quiz to find out your Wellness Score.
Today’s tip may have been a bit of a surprise to you or you may have already added bacon into your diet, or never took it out. In our Growing E-Course, we go into more detail about the different forms of fat including Omega 3’s and Omega 6’s and how fats are needed for a healthy brain. If you would like to take part in our Free Growing E-Course click here.
***Remember that you are your own best health adviser. Not sure about adding more bacon to your diet? Then please do your own research and see if it is right for you and your family. The most recent research I have found can be linked around the results of both the Paleo and Ketogenic Diets. These diets have helped thousands of people with diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc. change their lifestyle and their future.
I am enjoying this write 31 days challenge and I hope that you are finding these tips beneficial to living a more proactive lifestyle.
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Shawna Cale, Got-Oils? Administrator
I am a M.O.M: Mom on a Mission to help educate and empower other mom’s to build healthy homes and bodies, and have the energy to do the things they enjoy with their families.