Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Benefits of Bacon

My family and I are huge fans of bacon.  Among friends, we are known for always having a freezer stocked with bacon, and when they come over they love to have some that we have made from our hogs.  My Farmer is known for calling bacon "Meat Candy"!


So this weekend when My Farmer and I were at the Iowa Young Farmer Conference listening to Trent Loos, we were ecstatic to hear that bacon has the same healthy fats as olive oil!  In fact, bacon grease and olive oil both have around 8-9% polyunsaturate fatty acid (PUFA); these types of fatty acids protect against cardiovascular disease.  Types of PUFA that you hear a lot about are Omega-3 and Omega-6.

So keep on eating bacon and don't feel bad about cooking your eggs in the leftover bacon grease in the morning!

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