Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Truth about Bacon and Eggs: THEY'RE GOOD FOR YOU!

Eggs are an inexpensive nutrition powerhouse containing high quality protein, 13 essential vitamins and minerals including folate, vitamin B-12, vitamin D, and nutritive compounds – all within a 70-calorie package'

Bacon and egg fat contains healthy saturated fat, one of the precursors needed to make hormones, including sex and brain hormones that make us feel happy! Bacon also contains sodium, which is so important for the adrenal glands (your stress glands). Sodium is rapidly depleted when people are under high stress. The sodium, fat and vitamin b-12 that bacon contains help reduce stress, increase sex drive, make you feel focused and have more energy throughout the day.

Bacon is also very high in protein, about 12 grams per 3 slices! Protein is needed to build lean muscle.

Back in the good old days of body building and fitness (the Shwarzenegger days, 60's and 70's) people were actually educated about foods that would help their muscle development and help decrease body fat.
Meat from any animal contains CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) a type of fat which helps promote fat loss, muscle gain and helps lower bad cholesterol . Body builders actually take this as a form of an expensive supplement. In the 60's and 70's body builder's and athletes would eat about 24 eggs and 28 pieces of bacon a week! Because they new of all the health and muscle benefits. Bacon and eggs are indeed a super food!

Please keep in mind that you should only shop for meats that are free of preservatives and animals that are grass fed.

Eat your bacon and eggs in moderation of course. About two eggs and two pieces of bacon a day. Remember to much of anything is bad.

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