You might have heard of what goes on to the body after taking in a can of soda. You’ve probably seen the infographic that presents how instant noodles can damage the body hours after eating the meal. But how about bacon, which is considered the top pork product, not only in the US however in many places across the world?
J&D’s Foods, the makers of Bacon Salt, offered an infographic to the general public that shows just what happens to your body after eating bacon.
- First 10 Minutes: You start with good intentions to cook bacon for the family, the smell of bacon achieve your nostrils. Thus giving you a solid feeling of food cravings, which makes you willing to fight for food.
- 20 Minutes Later: After cooking, you eat the bacon and the salty, smoky, and really tasty flavors knock you over because of the overwhelming deliciousness.
- 20 More Minutes Later: At about 40 minutes into having bacon, the infographic says that you ate three strips, but only remembering that you consumed two. You have to decide now whether to cut the strip into two, so you can give the other half to someone else.
- Five Minutes More: At 45 minutes, you already ate three and a half strips, showing that bacon does not encourage you to control yourself – particularly your appetite.
- One Hour: After 60 minutes, you have finished cooking the savory breakfast for everyone in the family. There are six strips, but there are only five members in the household. Since you prepared the bacon, you get an extra strip.
The infographic is truly a parody of the other infographics that warn people about the hazards of foods and beverages. However, the question here that remains unanswered is if bacon is harmful to your health.
You’ll be glad to learn that bacon is not purely bad. In fact, it has the right items in it:
- Oleic Acid: A kind of monounsaturated extra fat that there are also in olive oil. This acidity is wonderful for the heart.
- Nutritious: Contrary to popular belief, bacon has nutritional vitamins, including protein, selenium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium, and B vitamins.
While it holds true that bacon isn’t that harmful as many folks want you to believe, it isn’t that harmless either – particularly if you consume lots of it. Bacon is fatty and some of the fats are not good for our health, which cause high levels of cholesterol and body fat. Additionally, when burnt, the meat can cause cancer.