Some bits on bacon that might make you love it even more

Bacon 2Is there anybody out there who doesn’t like bacon? Sure, there are probably those who don’t quite love it as much as others, but it seems tough to fathom anybody not enjoying it at all.

When it comes to health though, bacon does tend to get a bad wrap sometimes. And really, that’s understandable. It’s meaty, often greasy, and it just seems like the universe couldn’t possibly allow something so delicious to be ultra healthy for you as well.

But that doesn’t mean that bacon is without it’s benefits, some of them even pretty substantial. And that’s not even counting the smile that bacon can automatically put on one’s face to improve mental health. So in honor of one of the most beloved meats, and one that we have included on a handful of items on our menu at Cool Hand Luke’s, we wanted to pass along a few facts about bacon that you might not know, courtesy of the good people at It might just make you love it all even more (if that’s still possible).

Pork Powered Protein: The protein found in bacon is extremely valuable to maintaining our energy levels and a fully functioning, healthy body, with a minimum of those nasty, waist, thigh and butt expanding, fat building carbohydrates.

Bacon’s Blood Balancing Bounty: Several university and medical center studies have shown that including bacon as a regular, moderate pat of one’s diet, actually naturally works to lower the bodies blood pressure and blood sugar levels, helping to prevent and / or alleviate the effects of diabetes, as well as heart disease, stroke and heart attack.

Flushing Fat With Flavorful, Friendly Flesh: While people have heard horror stories for years that bacon is full of harmful fat and after all, if you are what you eat, who wants to be a PIG? But the facts are completely the opposite, as bacon helps to fully satiate our appetite with high protein / low carb energy, helping the body lose weight, raise one’s metabolism and build leaner, stronger muscles.

Bacon actually has less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than many popular cuts of beef and chicken. While some fish has less fat and cholesterol than bacon, bacon has more protein power and does not contain toxins such mercury.

Bacon’s Brain Building Business: Bacon is chock full of a very important nutrient called “choline,” which helps increase our intelligence and memory, from conception to Senior Status, and has been shown in University studies to help fight off the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and other chronic mental impairments.

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