The poll results are in and it looks like good news for bacon and its fans. Last week I asked who was going to reduce or eliminate processed meats from their diets. Only 25% said yes.
One comment was, “Why live forever if you don’t enjoy it?”
Another reader stated “Only a problem if you’re eating lots of it every day. Since I don’t, I can/will enjoy bacon the occasional times I do get to eat it.” This reader makes a good point, WHO suggests that a 50-gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increased the risk for bowel cancer by 18 percent. (emphasis is mine)
Perhaps that’s why Paracelsus said “The dose makes the poison.” Just like too much oxygen is a bad thing when you light a match. (thanks for the analogy, Tony)
World Health Organization: Processed Meats Cause Cancer