Let’s be clear – bacon is still best saved for the occasional indulgence – find out which brands and varieties are best, in today’s Get the Skinny with Molly.
- Bacon can be surprisingly low in calories, with 25 to 35 calories per slice
- Sodium ranges from 130 to 250 mg per slice.
- Cured meats are considered carcinogens; limit to once a week at most, if at all
Uncured, nitrite-free center-cut bacon or turkey bacon like Wellshire Farms, Applegate’s Natural Turkey Bacon or Oscar Mayer Selects NATURALS: approximately 35 calories & 150 mg sodium per slice.
Center cut bacon like Oscar Meyer’s or Hormel’s Center-Cut Bacon made with sodium nitrites – with approximately 35 calories & 150 mg sodium per slice
Turkey bacon like Jennie-O Turkey Bacon made with sodium nitrites – with approximately 30 calories & 130 mg sodium per slice
Thick-sliced cured bacon with added nitrites; approximately 80-100 calories & 250 mg sodium per slice
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