Science Claims Bacon and Alcohol Are Killing Us
I remember when I was growing up and my grandma wouldn't ever eat regular eggs because the world was told that the yellow part of eggs was super unhealthy and so my grandma would only eat liquid egg whites.
That is until health experts backtracked and decided that eggs really weren't such an evil, health killer. As a matter of fact, nutritionists completely turned their backs on what they'd previously said all those years ago when my grandma denied herself the goodness of eggs and they now the claim is that a whole egg is actually one of the most nutritious things that you can eat.
And then there was the whole thing with coffee. First coffee was bad and now, the Mayo Clinic claims that drinking coffee helps fight "Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disease, including liver cancer."
It doesn't take a scientist to figure things out. The simple answer is that we should consume things in moderation, but we live in a world where moderation is impossible for so many that scary food warnings are constantly being delivered.
The most recent? Bacon and alcohol are trying to kill us.
According to the New York Post, Dr. Giota Mitou of the World Cancer Research Fund suggests that if we steer away from bacon and alcohol, we'll reduce our chances of getting cancer.
That's right, researchers say that chowing down on bacon and other processed meats, such as ham, can lead to bowel cancer. As for alcohol, the World Cancer Research Fund claims that it's linked to six different types of tumors. However, that doesn't exactly explain why wine is considered healthy, does it?
Professor Linda Bauld, from Cancer Research UK, told the New York Post, "A bacon butty (burger) or glass of wine every so often isn’t anything to worry about, it’s the things you do every day that matter most.”
So in other words, consume food and drink in moderation and you should be okay...until the next round of research comes out.