You’ve been told for years to stay away from red meat and processed meats like bacon. All because they are high in saturated fat and could increase your risk for cardiovascular disease. Fast forward to today and this theory of saturated fat being bad for you has been all but proven false. Now there is a new scare tactic gaining mainstream attention that you should familiarize yourself with…
False Evidence Appearing Real
Bacon is “allegedly” being linked to cancer. The obvious theory is that it contains sulfites and any number of questionable ingredients that can have a carcinogenic effect on your body. Carcinogens are toxic agents that are directly known to cause cancer. It may be true that bacon contains sulfites and chemicals, but the evidence linking it to cancer is lacking.
Pigs are raised in large groups where there are a hefty amount of gases released into the atmosphere every day. The idea is that this contributes to global warming due to the high demand for delicious bacon. Linking the two actions together to fight the “meat is bad” case and global warming there is a lot of scare going around based on the recent research. This theory is far from proven, and might just be a rouse to scare people to take action.
Aside from complete abstinence of bacon and processed meats, there is another angle you can take to safeguard yourself–become physically active. That is, provided you think measures do need to be taken.
Even if you eat bacon and are exposed to environmental toxins you can at least get daily exercise to keep your body as fit as possible. Treadmills would be good investments in this case. When you walk or run on a treadmill, you improve your heart health and lung capacity. Even if you happen to be breathing in poor quality air, your lungs will be more capable of expelling toxins.
Exercise has also been known to boost your immune system, which can further negate any harmful effects that bacon can have on your body.
When its all said and done, bacon might not be as bad as you’ve been told. Consider your sources and do you own research. If you are truly worried, keep your intake to moderate levels and aim to work out every day.
About the Author: Kevin Jones is a freelance writer and fitness instructor/consultant. He had helped hundreds of people find ways to become more fit and healthy through an individualized approach. In addition, Kevin has written extensively in the fitness and health industries, including writing for companies such as ICON Fitness for both the NordicTrack and ProForm brands. Connect with Kevin online; LinkedIn – Twitter