You may have heard about what happens to your body after drinking a can of soda. You’ve probably seen the infographic that shows how instant noodles can destroy your body hours after consuming the food. But what about bacon, which is considered the top pork product, not only in America but in many places around the world?
J&D’s Foods, the makers of Bacon Salt, offered an infographic to the public that shows what exactly happens to the body after eating bacon.
- First 10 Minutes: Starting with good intentions to cook bacon for the family, the smell of bacon reach your nostrils. This gives you a strong feeling of hunger, which makes you willing to fight for food.
- 20 Minutes Later: After cooking, you eat the bacon and the salty, smoky, and really tasty flavors knock you over because of the overwhelming deliciousness.
- 20 More Minutes Later: At about 40 minutes into having bacon, the infographic says that you ate three strips, but only remembering that you consumed two. You have to decide now whether to cut the strip into two, so you can give the other half to someone else.
- Five Minutes More: At 45 minutes, you already ate three and a half strips, showing that bacon does not encourage you to control yourself – particularly your appetite.
- One Hour: After 60 minutes, you have finished cooking the savory breakfast for everyone in the family. There are six strips, but there are only five members in the household. Since you cooked the bacon, you get an extra strip.
The infographic is actually a parody of the other infographics that warn people about the dangers of foods and beverages. However, the question here that remains unanswered is whether or not bacon is bad for your health.
You will be glad to know that bacon is not purely evil. In fact, it contains some good items in it:
- Oleic Acid: A type of monounsaturated fat that you can also find in olive oil. This acid is good for the heart.
- Nutritious: Believe it or not, bacon has nutrients, including protein, selenium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium, and B vitamins.
While it is true that bacon is not that harmful as many people would like you to think, it is not that harmless either – especially if you consume lots of it. Bacon is fatty and some of the fats are not good for our health, which cause high levels of cholesterol and body fat. Additionally, when burned, the meat can cause cancer.