For years I ate turkey bacon thinking it was a healthier and leaner alternative to pork bacon. Then one day I saw a youtube video on how turkey bacon was processed. It really grossed me out beyond measure. I also learned lots of turkey bacon are loaded with preservatives, artificial coloring, antibiotics, nitrates, and nitrites. As a toxicologist, I learned too much exposure to nitrates and nitrites may eventually cause cancer. I started a clean eating group in October 2015 and was challenged to find a breakfast meat alternative. Applegate has a hickory smoke turkey bacon for your breakfast meat alternative. Applegate’s products are a bit on the pricey side but worth it; one slice typically satisfies my urge for “bacon”. Prior to this healthier option, I would have to eat at least 3 slices of turkey bacon laced with some C.R.A.P. to feel “satisfied”. In my mind since I have to eat less of a healthier product, I’m ok with paying a little more because I fell the dollars and cents balance out.
Applegate Turkey bacon has free of nitrates, nitrites, casein, gluten, antiobiotics and preservatives. And the fat content is lower than most breakfast bacon or sausages.
Now I do not eat this every day. I only eat meat it occasionally.