Bacon has a large amount of sodium, and the consumption of a large amount of sodium can put you at risk for heart disease and high blood pressure. Four pieces of bacon can contain up to 800 mg of sodium which is truly a staggering figure.
A study conducted by researchers at the University of Zurich found a connection between eating processed meat and the risk of dying from heart disease or cancer. Diabetes is also around the corner, but more importantly obesity is right in front of us. Obesity not only affects our physical appearance but it also prevents the body from functioning normally and can cause all sorts of health problems.
A second study by researchers at Columbia University found that the consumption of cured meats such as bacon increases a person’s chances of developing chronic pulmonary disease.
It is important to know that only one ounce of bacon contains 30 mg of cholesterol – this can lead to a higher risk of developing heart disease and stroke! People who eat a lot of processed meat are also linked to premature death due to cardiovascular diseases or cancer.
More bad news arrive from the Harvard School of Public Health: researchers say that eating bacon could be linked to a lower sperm count. In addition, nutritionist say that factory-farmed pigs are more likely to get sick than the free-range ones. This means that you are more likely to get sick by eating bacon!
Not to be too harsh on bacon – at least one study suggest that bacon could help cure hangovers. That’s something, right?