The Nitrate and Nitrite Myth: Another Reason Not To Fear Bacon


Beyond just being loaded with “artery-clogging saturated fat” and sodium, bacon has been long considered unhealthy due to the use of nitrates and nitrites in the curing process. Many conventional doctors, and well-meaning friends and relatives, will say you’re basically asking for a heart attack or cancer by eating the food many Paleo enthusiasts lovingly refer to as “meat candy”. The belief that nitrates and nitrates cause serious health problems has been entrenched in popular consciousness and media.… Read More