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Fat for your health

Fat gets a bad rap even though it is a nutrient that we need in our diet and is beneficial for good health. Today, probably more than ever, we are exposed to numerous tips on healthy eating, the best way to get enough nutrients, or the best diet during training. When eaten in huge amounts, all fats, including healthy fats, can contribute to weight gain. However, whatever is taken in excessive amounts cannot be healthy. And can healthy fats still have health benefits? When it comes to traditional American cuisine, especially breakfast, bacon is one of the unavoidable foods.

But while you may think of bacon just as fatty, greasy food, there are few health gains to eating bacon in balance. The truth is that fat gives the body energy. Bacon has less fat and cholesterol than some parts of beef and chicken. It has the highest protein content of any meat, and that makes it a great option when you need a high level of protein or after exercise. It contains a large part of saturated fats so you will feel full for a longer time.

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Even though many thinks that it is harmful for the heart, several studies have confirmed that it contains useful omega-3 fatty acids that actually protect the cardiovascular system. It is also full of B complex vitamins that are very important for our immune system but also for general health. However, we return to what is most important in this whole story, and that is moderation. If consumed in moderation, it is excellent for human health, but also for maintaining the line. If you move a lot and are physically active, feel free to eat bacon.

Bacon is usually made from pork, the belly part the most. It is subject to processing in the form of salting, drying and finally smoking. During processing, bacon is added with nitrate-based compounds to prolong its shelf life. When we mention bacon, we first think of pork. However, what about people who do not eat pork? That’s no problem. Get turkey bacon. This delicacy can be made from any type of animal. Believe it or not, there is even duck bacon!

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The Chinese began salting pork belly over 3000 years ago. From the earliest times some type of bacon was an indispensable part of the diet. Today bacon may be one of the U.S.’s favorite meat products. A traditional breakfast that must include bacon is something that each of us can identify with. Is there anything better than waking up to the smell of roasted bacon?

And for the end one fun fact, bacon have often been used as home remedies to help with hangovers. Rarely does something cure a hangover like bacon. That is the universal truth. The next time you overdo it with booze remember this information.

We in Chicago Waffles did not fail to include bacon inĀ our menu. Take a look at it and choose one of our perfect dishes with bacon. You will not regret it, believe us.

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