Sodium in Bacon, Protein Rich Foods
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Salt Contained in Bacon
It's rather high in content. Three slices contain about 300 milligrams of sodium - and take note that this amount will differ depending upon the thickness of the slice, the brand used and even the cooking methods.
Raw Proteins Minimal in Salt Content
When the shaker is omitted from the cooking equation, the amount of sodium that is contained in protein rich foods is minimal - as is the case where all natural foods are involved.
Commercial Processing Spikes Salt Values Significantly
On the other hand, refined and commercially prepared sources tend to be mini salt mines.
While the minimal content is great news, it doesn't give the white flag on eating as much as we like of animal proteins.
While the leanest cuts are of course - the healthier cuts, all animal proteins contain fatty acids which serve to build up over time in the arteries, thus impacting heart health.
If you're not a fan of heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, cancer and a number of other ills - but you are a fan of a healthier, potentially longer life, then watching the amounts of both sodium and animal proteins that you input into your daily diet is a great way to have that longer, healthier life.
Let's look at our data chart below to see how many milligrams of salt are contained in popular protein rich foods.
Sodium in Protein Rich Foods: Beef, Poultry, Pork
Selection Based on 3 Ounce Serving Size, Cooked
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