Nitrates and Nitrites: Should We Stop Eating Bacon?
What Are Nitrates and Nitrites?
Avoiding Bacon Isn’t Helping You Avoid Nitrates and Nitrites
What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You
Nitrates and nitrites have been linked to cardiovascular disease as well as cancer in the literature. As a result, many people vilify cured meats and processed meats - including our beloved bacon. But do you know where the majority of your nitrates and nitrites come from? Approximately 80% of ingested nitrites and nitrates come from fruits and vegetables.1
The Truth About the Research
This Doesn't Mean Cured Meats Are Good For You
Bacon or Hot Dogs Are Not Going To Kill You
3. Ward, M., et.al., "Ingestion of Nitrate and Nitrite and Risk of Stomach Cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study." Epidemiology 2011. Retrieved on August 14, 2014.
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