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by 0 · August 12, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Is bacon really Paleo?

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CD 0 · August 12, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Pork belly is paleo. Curing meat is traditional. So I supposed it is paleo. But just being "paleo" doesn't mean it's healthy to eat everyday.

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by 0 · August 12, 2014 at 6:42 AM

His Olympic sprint coach what is there Charles public and he's comedian great coaches coaching about okay well he had this to say regarding heart high intensity training he says he doubts that works for the year in and year out training method he... (more)

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by 1193 · July 17, 2014 at 3:23 PM

I've been doing CrossFit for a year and a half or so, and I've realized that none of the workouts from around the past two months have made me feel sore in the slightest???and these aren't "active recovery" WODs, either. I recently hit a 15 lb... (more)

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mnatko 0 · July 17, 2014 at 3:23 PM

First of all you don't need to get sore to build muscle, and the longer you train the less frequently you will experience DOMS. Furthermore, soreness is induced mainly from the eccentric portion of a lift, so doing a 1 rep max on deadlift there is... (more)

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by 0 · April 27, 2014 at 1:24 AM

What's the hold time for refrigerating bacon once it's cooked? Also can you freeze cooked bacon? I want to make mini bacon bowls in advance and am not sure exactly how to store them.

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joanna_4 0 · April 27, 2014 at 1:24 AM

i've had bacon still be fine after 4 days but i can't give advice after that since i've eaten it all.

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by 0 · April 13, 2014 at 3:12 PM

I am looking to add some pork to my diet. I have the option of fresh pork (pork chops, shoulder, etc.) or nitrate/nitrite free sausages and bacon (AppleGate farms and a few others I can't think of off the top of my head). What is better to... (more)

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harnessedinslums 0 · April 13, 2014 at 1:59 AM

I have had horrible headaches after eating fresh pork products before. Unsure whether it was because it was conventional or if it was some issue with pork itself. Once a week, however, I eat bacon from a local organic farm and I feel pretty good... (more)

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by 15 · February 25, 2014 at 11:58 AM

it seems that in the Paleo Diet book Cordain suggests that we stay away from butter and bacon...is this true? I was under the impression that bacon was good and butter from grass fed beef was good as well..can someone please clarify for me.... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 24, 2014 at 6:17 PM

That's a very old book, and quite out of date. Dr. Cordain has changed his stance on saturated fat since. Paleo Answer is his newer book. That said, neither CAFO bacon, nor CAFO butter should ideally be used, rather you'd want pastured... (more)

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by 583 · December 17, 2013 at 6:27 PM

According to the nutrition database (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fats-and-oils/7186/2 vs http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/pork-products/7358/2) and/or cronometer.com there's a pretty significant difference between the two. The weird... (more)

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samc 0 · December 17, 2013 at 5:32 PM

I believe that traditional rendering of pork would include other parts of the animal, therefore you would be getting more than just fat (Jimmy Hoffa parts). This is for a commercially prepared product. If you are just taking bacon drippings it... (more)

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by 583 · December 22, 2013 at 2:53 AM

What's the nutritional difference? How does the fatty acid profile differ? I'm sure someone can pull up a decent study - the USDA food database doesn't distinguish, of course.

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cavebiatchmofakkers 0 · December 22, 2013 at 2:52 AM

I can't help you with the studies but I am assuming that you're interested just to see if pastured products are 'worth it' for you, and you want to see if you can back it up with peer reviewed science. I don't know about any 'studies', but... (more)

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by 15 · December 04, 2013 at 3:22 AM

Hi everyone, I asked a question back in '12 and folks around here were VERY helpful, so apologies as I bother you all once more. Brief background: I am attempting to work on a "strict" Paleo lifestyle and wasn't sure if the Turkey Bacon I... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · December 04, 2013 at 3:22 AM

i think this is the turkey bacon i have in the fridge. i always buy this kind and it's really good. definitely meatier than regular pork bacon. i'm all about the carb content so if that's so low that's it's not affected by the small amount of... (more)

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by 3979 · November 01, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Most foods flare up my rheumatoid arthritis, including all meat except for fish. And turkey bacon, for some reason. Other forms of turkey flare up my joints. Chicken flares up my joints. Regular (pork) bacon flares up my joints. Turkey bacon?... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 01, 2013 at 6:38 AM

If you've got RA perhaps AIP is the way to go? Wild salmon & fatty fish and greens. Yeah boring but my wife ate this for nearly a year.

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by 0 · October 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM

I have a cookie recipe that calls for lard as the fat. It's a shortbread-style cookie. I'm still fairly new at paleo, so my question my or may not have an obvious answer. Instead of going out and purchasing lard or rendering my own from pork... (more)

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JenJen 0 · October 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Lo and behold I come bearing actual help: http://www.cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=54446 http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/18975/rendered-pork-fat-vs-lard-vs-bacon-fat

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by 0 · September 09, 2013 at 3:19 AM

I've been to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Fresh Market and - in desperation Target - trying to find any sugar free bacon and coming up with zilch. US Wellness is always out so what can I do?? The applewood farms brand says the sugar is less than... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · September 09, 2013 at 3:19 AM

It's bacon, relax :)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hey, I was a vegan for a while, recently changed over to paleo because my health wasn't improving and wanted to try it out, I guess still detoxing from being grain free but my brain fog has been terrible lately, I was driving today and even ran a... (more)

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by 14 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Trying to lose about 15 pounds and I heard the fastest way to do that is low-carb. I can still have ice cream since its dairy if I understand ketosis correctly. And since chocolate bacon is meat, it's recommended on carb-restricted diets as well,... (more)

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primallykosher 0 · July 21, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Are you trolling? Ice cream has a ton of sugar in it. As does most things with chocolate.

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by 509 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

You all can thank me later :D http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1302469

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Ryan_60 0 · June 18, 2013 at 7:14 PM

why the hell not ??!!

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by 108 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Hello! Sometimes I try to buy some bacon bits (to have them with scrambled eggs) without any other ingredients. But many bacon bit products contain dextrose, salt and spices. I learned about fructose but know nothing about dextrose. I know that... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · June 08, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Dextrose is another name for glucose. Glucose is the primary sugar your body produces or stores for energy. Excessively high blood glucose levels are damaging over long periods of time, but glucose itself is harmless. If the total amount of sugar... (more)

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by 3979 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

If I bought a jar of sauerkraut, but it was under-fermented, I mean barely sour, does it make sense to leave it out of the fridge for a while to continue its fermenting? It wasn't pasteurized.

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Lily_4 0 · June 06, 2013 at 7:28 PM

I haven't tried it myself but I imagine it should work. My current sauerkraut is taking 'forever' (for summer) because it's in a cool area, climate controlled. It seems to me the process just slows when cooler, so being refrigerated was slowed... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Is this a healthy interpretation of the paleo diet? I was under the impression that saturated fat is not bad for you and was reading the updated version of the paleo diet and it is saying that saturated fat does cause inflammation and increased... (more)

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BobK 0 · May 28, 2013 at 8:36 PM

IMO .... bacon & eggs EVERY day would get boring AND it isn't what paleo is about. Short Answer: Think "dinner" for breakfast... a salad and or veggies & eggs or meat. Don't be fenced in by "grain or eggs" for breakfast. Bacon isn't... (more)

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by 292 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hi guys! I was wondering about bacon! It's clearly something a lot of people who eat paleo eat! Is there a certain type to eat/not eat?? And presumably it's best to not eat too regularly or is that mainly up to how much you feel is enough?

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Matt_11 0 · May 22, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Nitrate/nitrite-free is a gimmick, don't bother. A little sugar for the cure, completely fine! It's much more important that the actual meat be good quality, rather than focusing excessively on the cure used.

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by 30 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hey PH (pun intended?), I'm going through the whole 'what food is doing what' moment right now. When I woke up today I had my usual breakfast: eggs with kerrygold unsalted butter and two slices of bacon. I also had a Granny Smith Apple. I have... (more)

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Josh_10 0 · May 20, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Idk that there's any way to know, aside from removing things 1 by 1, then adding them back in and seeing what caused it. It also happened once, so it may not be anything that's any sort of big deal.

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

So do you? I've always blotted the oil off with a paper towel because my mom has done that ever since I can remember, but I was thinking, does it even make a difference? I mean I cook my eggs in the leftover bacon fat so why should I blot off the... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · May 10, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Whaaaaat?! Sometimes I even throw my spoon in there and have a scoop. No blotting here. However, I do conserve some for eggs, roasting chickens or a nice leg of lamb.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Ive just started using Paleo Nutrition Wales to buy my meat and I am amazed at the quality and service from these guys. The Steaks are outstanding and as good as any I have eaten in a restaurant. Is anyone else buying from these... (more)

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by 1193 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

The question is pretty straightforward, so I'll start with an answer. Bacon lowered my cholesterol; cured my acne; and made me skinny, blond, and 5'10". Disclaimer: this was unicorn belly, but I figured I'd ask about bacon because it's slightly... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · May 06, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Bacon has helped me travel through time. Truth.

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by 70 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I recently made a huge push at my business to supply In-House Honey-Cured Bacon. We make it from locally supplied pasture raised pork belly, local raw unfiltered honey, and pink sea salt. After finally making this a reality, I have customers... (more)

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paint94979 0 · May 02, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Sugar free for me I have tried bacon with maple syrup and bacon with no sugar... I prefer the sugar free... The majority of Paleo/Primal people will prefer sugar free

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by 182 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Is there a such thing?