New Study Claims Eating Bacon May Prolong Your Life

Choosing the right diet can be a challenge. Many of us have found ourselves to read countless articles and reviews about diets and products, and the companies offering these. Knowing what diet is best is something that a lot of people are struggling with, and it is fair to say that many of us have had to give up bacon at some point for dieting reasons. For a long time we have believed bacon to be the enemy of the body, leading to many people restricting their diet, and completely saying no to bacon in order to lose weight. However, new evidence suggests that bacon can actually potentially be good for your health.

Bacon may have the ability to prolong your life, according to a recent study by researchers from ETH Zurich. Well, kind of.

The pork product is apparently full of niacin – also known as Vitamin B3 – which has been linked to a longer life span. Researchers tested the theory by feeding a selection of roundworms a good dose of niacin and their life lasted one-tenth longer.

You can also find the vitamin in paprika, sun-dried tomatoes, peanuts, and marmite (which is apparently yeast extract). But who cares? You can find niacin in bacon, which is all that really matters. So eat up! It’s good for you.

[H/T: FoodBeast]

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