Jan 25 2012
Who doesn’t love bacon? Everything is better with butter, but the same is true with bacon, right? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and even dessert (mmmm, chocolate covered bacon!). Bacon can be eaten at any meal, any time! And of course there’s turkey bacon, chicken bacon, beef bacon and pork bacon — but will the real bacon please stand up? Well, to me the real bacon comes from pigs of course. When I first started learning more about nutrition, over ten years ago, I stopped eating pork products. Pigs eat anything and everything, are supposedly full of parasites, biblically unclean, and oh, gasp! lets not even talk about the saturated fat content! While this may be true of factory farmed pork, I have since discovered that pork that has been organically and humanely raised, on pasture by small local farms is quite different.