Back in 2002 the popular men’s magazine FHM published a graphic that showed 37.5 pieces of bacon (112 grams of fat), equaled one pint of Ben and Jerry’s peanut butter cup ice cream. To most people this was not a big deal and the just chuckled about it. To a bacon lover this is ammo in the fight to prove that eating bacon is a good choice.
Ever since I started my blog people have been saying to me, “You better check your cholesterol” or “You’re going to get a heart attack”!
I politely tell them I have weighed the risks, and feel that bacon consumption is worth the possible effect on my health down the road. For most people this is enough, but a few will still push the issue. Well with the information found in the graphic above I can say, “Do you eat ice cream”? When they say yes I will inform them that eating a pint of ice cream has the same amount of fat at 37.5 pieces of bacon.
It would take me about 2 weeks (if I ate about 2-3 pieces every day) to eat that much bacon. I am sure my body can process that just fine. But if they ate that ice cream in one sitting I am sure that would do more damage (I don’t know for sure since I am not a doctor).
People who insist on telling bacon lovers that bacon is not “healthy”, need to take a second look at the foods they eat. I am sure we all have something we enjoy that could be bad for us. My food is bacon (and the occasional pint of ice cream)… what’s yours?