Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Found this on FB page today......part of an article on why we are so fat. I found this part particularly interesting.......happy bacon!
"BETTY CROCKER'S BAC-O BITS
Weíve all been there before: A big bowl of lettuce or a steamy baked potato is set before us and the sudden desire for a bit of smoky, porky goodness pervades. We try to resist, but we grab for the bottle anyway: Mmmmm . . . bacon.
The Truth: Not quite. If itís Bac-Os you grab for, just know that thereís not the slightest whiff of anything pork-like to be found in the bottle. So what are those little chips youíve been shaking over your salads? Well, mostly soybeans. The bulk of each Bac-O is formed by tiny clumps of soy flour bound with trans-fatty, partially hydrogenated soybean oil and laced with artificial coloring, salt, and sugar. The result is a product thatís actually less healthy for your heart than the real thing!
Eat This Instead: Hormel makes a product called Real Bacon Bits, and as the name implies, itís made with real bacon. And gram-for-gram, the real bacon actually has fewer calories than Betty Crockerís Bac-Os. If Hormel can make a nutritionally superior product using real bacon, then why would you ever choose the artificial one thatís loaded with partially hydrogenated soybean oil?"