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Is Cooking Bacon the Secondhand Smoke of the Meat World?

According to Michael Greger, MD, it very well could be...

Michael Greger, MD recently reported on a study where researchers discovered that the level of the potent carcinogens nitrosamines are so high in bacon that they found that very substance in its cooking vapors. As a result, the researchers recommend cooking bacon outside when possible and not exercising near cooking bacon as the increase in your lung volumes during physical exertion could increase your exposure.

To put this into perspective, nitrosamines are considered to be the most carcinogenic agents in cigarette smoke.  Just 4 hot dogs contain a level of nitrosamines higher than what is found in an entire pack of cigarettes. Unfortunately, they are not just prevalent in bacon and hot dogs, but in all processed meats including smoked and canned meat.

So protect your loved ones from these insidious compounds and avoid animal products altogether. Eat a variety of whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits and see how good a plant-based lifestyle can feel.

To watch Dr. Greger's compelling video, just follow the link below:

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/carcinogens-in-the-smell-of-frying-bacon/

 

I am a Plant-Based Nutrition Counselor, a graduate of Cornell University's plant-based nutrition program, the only collegiate program in the country which focuses on the medical benefits of a low-fat, plant-based lifestyle, and am board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  I help people to achieve their wellness goals by providing them with the tools that they need to gain control over their health.  If you would prefer individualized assistance with your weight, with a chronic, degenerative disease, with other health and wellness aspirations, or if you would like me to speak to a group, please email me at traceyeakin@gmail.com or give me a call at 724.469.0693 to arrange a time.  Please visit my web site at www.traceyeakin.com.

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