A researcher at the University of Texas at Houston says bacon can actually help save your life during a heart attack.More info here.
Dr. Nathan Bryan claims nitrates found in bacon form a gas, which can re-open blocked arteries.
Early research indicates the nitrates in bacon cause cancer, but Dr. Bryan says this research is false.
"You should not avoid eating bacon because of the nitrite content. If anything, the nitrite content is what protects our heart during a heart attack," he says.