Side Effects of Eating Too Much Bacon

You can thank the sodium in bacon for both. Four thin slices of bacon, the typical number you get in a restaurant order of a bacon and eggs breakfast, contains 776 MG of sodium

High blood pressure

1,500 milligrams daily limit recommended for most adults by the American Heart Association. Too much sodium in your daily diet increases your risk of high blood pressure 

A staple of the ketogenic diet plan, bacon can help you lose weight on an ultra-low-carb diet because its protein and fats are highly satiating. And while bacon contains saturated

You may put on pounds

Bacon is also a calorie-dense food. Four slices of pan-fried bacon contain about 220 calories. If you add that bacon to an egg-and-cheese-on-a-bagel sandwich every day

Diets with highly processed meats are associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality

 Diabetes and heart disease

50 gram daily serving of processed meat was associated with a 42% high risk of developing heart disease and 19% higher risk of diabetes

Bacon and other processed cured meats typically contain nitrites and nitrates, preservative compounds that improve the quality of meats and extend their shelf life

Greater risk of cancer

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer reported that a regular diet of processed meat can increase a person's risk for colorectal cancer

Bipolar disorder, also referred to as mania, is a depressive illness that may be triggered in some cases by environmental exposures

Prone to bipolar disorder

The rodents to exhibit a hyperactive behavior reminiscent of human mania as well as changes in intestinal microbiota similar to those in people suffering bipolar disorder.

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