A glass of whole or even 2% milk has more saturated fat than 5 slices of bacon. Here’s the skinny:
- One 0.5-ounce (14-gram) slice of bacon = about 0.02 ounces (0.57 grams) of saturated fat.
- One 8-ounce (226-gram) glass of whole milk = about 0.18 ounces (5 grams) of saturated fat.
- One 8-ounce (226-gram) glass of 2% milk = about 0.10 ounces (2.9 grams) of saturated fat.
More moo versus oink fat facts:
- Soy milk has almost no saturated fat.
- 1% skim milk still has about 0.06 ounces (1.6 grams) of saturated fat per 8-ounce (226-gram) glass.
- Another possible health concern related to bacon: it’s cured with a preservative called sodium nitrite, which has been linked to a variety of health issues and disease, including cancer.
- Bacon popularity has spread beyond the breakfast plate into such odd products as bacon vodka, bacon candles and bacon chocolate.