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A victim of propaganda? Bacon for breakfast, anyone?...

When you think of breakfast, what foods come to mind?

Even if you don’t eat bacon and eggs, chances are they are the first foods that pop into your mind. Do you know why? The easy answers are that you like the taste and that’s what your family ate for breakfast when you were growing up. But do you know how bacon and eggs became associated with breakfast? You are probably not thinking of Sigmund Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays.

Cured pork/bacon had been a staple of the European diet for centuries but it was not considered a breakfast food. Until the 1920s most Americans had a relatively light breakfast, usually coffee, a roll and orange juice. In 1925 the Beech-Nut Packing Company hired Edward Bernays to increase bacon sales.

Instead of simply telling people to eat more bacon he commissioned a “scientific study” in which 5,000 physicians were asked if a “hearty breakfast was better than a light breakfast to replace the energy lost by the body at night. As expected, most doctors said a “hearty” breakfast was better....

More at: http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/bacon-for-breakfast/2013/07...

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The Bacon may have been

The Bacon may have been introduced as propaganda, But this article is pure propaganda..it says eat fruit and bread for breakfast and then goes on to say carbs don't cause diabetes 2...we would all be dead if we ate what they wanted us to eat.

"and the truth shall make you free"
John 8:32

Nazi propaganda

It has been reported that Dr. Joseph Goebbels, head of Nazi Germany's propaganda machine, was highly influenced by Edward Bernays' book, "Propaganda".

Probably the dumbest paragraph I have ever read...

"Fear of carbs is another unconscious cultural belief, but type 2 diabetes is not caused by eating carbs. It is caused by over production of glucose in the liver. The most popular drug for diabetes, Metformin works by blocking liver cells from making glucose. Insulin is supposed to shut off glucose production while glucagon turns it back on. Animal protein and fat (from foods like bacon) stimulate glucagon and contribute to insulin resistance."

I used to be in the high carb low fat camp, but all of the rhetoric about low calories and fat free just didn't add up. I read a Gary Taubes article it was like someone kicked open the doors of reality. You will probably not read this, but you should... http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/magazine/what-if-it-s-all-...