Bacon for Breakfast

I love bacon. While I am aware it is not the healthiest thing it is not the worst thing you could eat either. Therefore I still eat bacon for the undeniable fact it is delicious. I have recently discovered some useful knowledge of bacon. It is best to eat bacon for breakfast as it can keep you awake. So eating it at night can be a bad idea if you plan to sleep. Bacon contains Tyramine which stimulates the release of norepinephrine. Norepinephrine is a stimulant that keeps you vigilant (awake and aware), increases your heart rate, and is, along with epinephrine, responsible for the fight-or-flight response. So if you plan on having bacon, try having it earlier in the day rather than later. If you want to stay on the healthier side of things but still enjoy the delicious taste of bacon change your cooking method. Growing up we cooked bacon in a frying pan and by the time all the bacon was cooked the frying pan was filled with bacon grease. Now I cook bacon in the oven. Place a piece of parchment paper on a pan and place the strips of bacon on top. Bake at 350′ for approximately 30 minutes depending on how you like it done. Delicious bacon with a little less grease.

~n

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