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Sizzlin' steaks and hot dogs shorten lives, according to an extensive study of AmericansLike most proud carnivores out there, I once revered bacon. Eggs, burgers, ice cream—I was of the opinion that everything gets better when you add those succulent strips culled from our porcine friends. Then, on a recent wilderness outing for Trail Chef, where we tested a new technique for cooking camp bacon n' eggs (more on that later), I OD'd. Bacon saturated to the core, I drifted from one carne-induced hallucination to the next, wondering how I let the Devil's Meat take over my brain.
To prevent premature deaths related to red and processed meats, Dr. Popkin suggested in an interview that people should eat a hamburger only once or twice a week instead of every day, a small steak once a week instead of every other day, and a hot dog every month and a half instead of once a week.As tough as it's going to be to give up my three-hamburgers-a-day habit, I'm certainly going to have to consider it now. Yeeesh.