Additional quote "…nitrites are produced by your own body in greater amounts…

Additional quote "…nitrites are produced by your own body in greater amounts than can be obtained from food, and salivary nitrite accounts for 70-90% of our total nitrite exposure. In other words, your spit contains far more nitrites than anything you could ever eat."

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Food Myths – Bacon

"On average, about 93% of nitrites we get from food come from vegetables. It may shock you to learn that one serving of arugula, two servings of butter lettuce, and four servings of celery or beets all have more nitrite than 467 hot dogs. "

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The Nitrate and Nitrite Myth: Another Reason not to Fear Bacon
Beyond just being loaded with “artery-clogging saturated fat” and sodium, bacon has been long considered unhealthy due to the use of nitrates and nitrites in the curing process. Many conventional doct…

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2 thoughts on “Additional quote "…nitrites are produced by your own body in greater amounts…

  1. Yeah, the main risk is charring the bacon, which can help create nitrosamine, but can be mitigated by Vitamin C.  If you've looked at a package of bacon, ascorbic acid is already added in.

  2. Also, I had a slight issue with his mention of pork and trichinosis.  I'm guessing it is not widely known, but trichinosis has been greatly reduced in pigs.  Odds of getting it from super market pork is 1 in 150+million  The USDA actually lowered the recommended cooking temp for pork to 145 degrees.

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