Seriously? I am not even sure what to say about this. Probably because I am tired of thinking about this. Bacon really isn't a healthy food, and while it can fit into a healthy diet, there is something faulty in the logic here. Sure, it may provide 12.5 grams of protein, but it also provides 4 grams of saturated fat. The calories may be just under 200 calories, but I am pretty sure there are other protein choices, with less saturated fat and less calories, that would be a better option. In fact, here are a few better options. Let's take a look at tuna, canned in water. One regular sized can, while just a little more than 200 calories, packs only 1 gram of saturated fat and a whopping, way more than you probably need in a sitting, 41 grams of protein. One TBSP of peanut butter provides just over 90 calories, about 4 grams of protein, and about 1.5 grams of saturated fat-with the nice bonus of about 4 grams of monounsaturated fats. Oh, and let's not forget Greek yogurt. We happen to have Oikos (fat free) in the house, so I am looking at that label. Yummy, all for 80 calories, 11 grams of protein and 0 grams of saturated fat. Wait, wait! The egg. How could I forget the egg. For 2 large eggs, at 140 calories, you get tons of nutrition, with 12 grams of protein, and only 3 grams of saturated fat. I would consider those foods to all be healthier options than bacon (and not just because I don't eat bacon). There is more to being healthy than just your weight. What's in the inside counts too, so foods that you encourage people to eat should also account for what it provides to you on the inside.
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