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FUEL SCHOOL: Why runners should eat more pork.

FUEL SCHOOL: Why runners should eat more pork.

Putting my reputation on the line, I’ll readily admit that I love bacon. But I should note that I fit it into a diet that’s comprised of plenty of fruits, veggies, and moderation. But since not everyone is into balance and moderation, it’s probably a good thing that not everyone has a taste for bacon, pancetta, and ham. After all, some varieties of bacon and cured products contain loads of sodium and other preservatives, such as nitrates, that research suggests may raise blood pressure or increase your risk for cancer. Then again, according to the National Pork Board , there are no studies that show a causal link between processed meats and cancer. In addition, the board notes that 95 percent of nitrates (a precursor to nitrites) come from vegetables and our own saliva. But I think we’d all agree that there are significant differences between the nutrient content and quali...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-for-runners/why-run...

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