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Old 03-20-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Allergic to bacon??



I think I am developing a reaction to bacon or nitrates in general. After I eat it, the insides of my cheeks feel strange for about an hour, kind of swollen/irritated.

Anyone else have this?
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
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Please, please, Lord don't let me become alergic to bacon. I would just die without my bacon. I had rather have my daily bacon than my daily bread. Thank you Lord.

I'm sorry you are suffering from eating bacon. It could very well be there is something in it that you are alergic too. Switch brands and see if that helps.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:08 PM   #3
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Please, please, Lord don't let me become alergic to bacon. I would just die without my bacon. I had rather have my daily bacon than my daily bread. Thank you Lord.
This is how I feel....I wonder if I was eating it too often?

I have changed brands and it also happened after a Cobb salad at The Cheesecake Factory.
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the nitrate and nitrite level is much higher, naturally, in many vegetables than in bacon or other cured meats. I suspect if you are sensitive that's not the problem. why would you guess/think it is a nitrate sensitivity?

people will suggest the "nitrate free" bacon, but if you research it you will see it's just as high in the compounds, they come from natural sources like celery juice.
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Do you react to any other pork products?
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I am so sorry. I hope you figure it out.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:03 AM   #7
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Is your bacon peppered or spiced in some way? My wife has a reaction to cinnamon like you describe.
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Bacon is processed food, so it is possible.
Too much nitrite can cause problems.
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No....
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Is your bacon peppered or spiced in some way? My wife has a reaction to cinnamon like you describe.
No...just regular bacon.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:39 AM   #11
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Man I keep coming back to this. This almost sounds like a curse. I could not give up the bacon.

Well on a strange note. When ever I was handling ground beef with my hands, later I would get really itchy palms. I think I was allergic to the fat or maybe just my body did not like fat there. I could eat beef - no problem but the handling?

Maybe for you is your allergic to the fat - also what kind of bacon - smoked. No all bacons are natural smoked maybe they used some sort of chemical or additive to give it that taste.
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Try an uncured bacon and see how it affects you.....
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The corners of my mouth can be easily irritated with salty foods. I wonder if your mouth is just irritated by the salt?

I don't eat bacon straight, I might crumble some Applegate brand into a casserole is all on occassion (I keep small amounts in the freezer to pull out), so I can't comment on how it affects me.
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