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Did you know that the average American consumes 18 pounds of bacon a year? That’s both delicious and gross! Delicious because it’s bacon, and gross because, well… Just four thin slices can equal up to 20% of your daily recommended sodium.
Not just that. Bacon is packed with fat. Studies have linked it with heart disease and even cancer! But that doesn’t mean you can’t have it. If you’re going to, choose a healthy side food to eat with it. Maybe avocado? Perhaps a banana? Just what kind of eggs are best?
Let’s talk about 8 Healthy Foods You Can Eat With Your Bacon.
Avocados may not seem like a fitting bacon side, but they are! Trust me. It’s quite normal to eat fruit with bacon in general. This is often why you are offered a choice of fruit when eating breakfast at a diner.
But given the current quarantine, your diner options are rather thin these days. Is there an avocado in your kitchen? If not, put that mask on and head out to the grocery store. When you eat avocado, you’re consuming a goldmine of delicious nutrients.
Think about this… Eating just half a medium avocado gives you 8% of your daily potassium, as well as 18% of your daily fiber. Fiber is a great way to lose weight. It makes you feel full for a longer period, so you won’t be as hungry throughout the day. It also reduces your cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
A regular fiber diet increases the number of good bacteria in your gut. This will provide balance to the high amount of salt and cholesterol you’ll be eating with your bacon. Keep this in mind the next time your server gives fruit options with breakfast.