Not an option if you’re Jewish, but if you ask any paleo diet aficionado, bacon has been proven to be better for you than beef – because it has such high levels of vitamins and minerals. It also contains the brain-boosting hormone choline, which can prevent Alzheimer’s.
Bacon has also been proven to reduce cholesterol and for paleo people, bacon is the greatest meat of them all.
If you really want to get the full benefit of bacon, cure it yourself, says Robb Wolff, the grandmaster of paleo. We have included bacon because it tastes so good, but we don’t go crazy overboard eating it at every meal and dessert – be reasonable, we say.