The Truth About Nitrates - Naked Bacon on Dr. Oz!

On The Dr. Oz Show titled, “The Truth About Nitrate-Free Bacon,” Dr. Oz discussed the problem with nitrates, a common additive to most bacon and known carcinogenic (cancer causing agent). If you’re a bacon-lover, you’d be right to be very concerned! But do you have to give up bacon for good? Dr. Oz says no! Because a truly nitrate-free bacon, Naked Bacon, is on the market.

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Dr. Oz checks out truly nitrate free bacon, Naked Bacon

Nitrates are carcinogenic, meaning they’re known to cause cancer. So why do big bacon companies use nitrates?

Investigative journalist Mark Schatzker answered this question, saying, “Time is money. This is one of the reasons the industry loves nitrates - it speeds things up. It also gives it that nice pink color, it also extends your shelf life. So it basically makes life easy.”

But Naked Bacon doesn’t use any shortcuts when we produce our bacon, especially not one that puts our customers’ health at risk!

Mark went on to look at some uncured bacon option that use more naturally occurring nitrates, those found in celery. He said, “When you add nitrates to meat, it forms compounds called N-nitroso compounds, and those are the suspects. If you’re using nitrates in celery, or chemical nitrates, it’s kind of the same thing.. so from a risk point of view, I don’t think this is any different.”

So don’t be fooled by marketing tricks, bacon companies that use nitrates of any kind should be off the table (literally). Dr Oz responded with, “Don’t go for this anymore, guys.”

Naked Bacon doesn’t use nitrates. Does it still taste good?

Yes! Naked Bacon is famous for its “you’vegottatrythis” taste. We were even voted Best Tasting Bacon by Food & Wine Magazine. To impart the most flavor possible, we use our family’s 150-year old secret recipe to cure the bacon by hand for a minimum of seven days, then we slowly smoke it over only fruits and hardwoods. But don’t just take our word for it.. read what Dr. Oz had to say when he tried it:

Dr. Oz introduced Naked Bacon by saying, "No one wants to give up their bacon... but there are healthier ways to enjoy it. We're going to start off with new truly nitrate free bacon that is entering the marketplace right now. These are dry cured over a week's time.. The taste to me is very similar. It’s really good the way it is. I'd be okay with the switch by avoiding any potential risks. So no matter what anyone says, I think you ought to be trying out these new ideas."

"The crunchiness is there, the pull is really nice. I really like it!" added a guest.

 Dr. Oz enjoys a taste of Naked Bacon!

Dr. Oz enjoys a taste of Naked Bacon!

Thank you, Dr. Oz, for helping to educate Americans about the truth when it comes to bacon, and for sharing that there is a truly nitrate-free bacon option available, Naked Bacon. Watch the full clip here.

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Veterans Day Giveaway Winners

This Veterans Day, we wanted to show our thanks to those who’ve proudly and bravely served our country. We told our followers that we’d like to choose TWO to win a sampler of our bacon. Then we asked them to share a photo nominating their favorite Veteran, and to tell us why they love them. The response was overwhelming!

Thank you to all those who participated in the Naked Bacon Veterans Day giveaway! We randomly chose two winners to take home a prize bundle of our all-natural, nitrate free bacon. Here they are:

 Caleb was nominated by his wife, Kelly. She calls him a Ron Swanson-type of guy who always orders all the bacon when they’re out at restaurants. She calls him, “the absolute greatest human on this planet… kind, respectful, generous, and determined.”

Caleb was nominated by his wife, Kelly. She calls him a Ron Swanson-type of guy who always orders all the bacon when they’re out at restaurants. She calls him, “the absolute greatest human on this planet… kind, respectful, generous, and determined.”

 Sherry nominated her husband and three children, all veterans! Together, they’ve served a combined 50 years in the military. Her husband served in the Coast Guard, her daughter in the Air Force, and her sons in the Army. They plan to enjoy the bacon together when they’re all home for Christmas.

Sherry nominated her husband and three children, all veterans! Together, they’ve served a combined 50 years in the military. Her husband served in the Coast Guard, her daughter in the Air Force, and her sons in the Army. They plan to enjoy the bacon together when they’re all home for Christmas.

Remember to check out our all-natural Naked Bacon line of products! If you didn’t win this time, please stay tuned (and follow us on Facebook and Instagram) - we’ve got more fun planned!

Veteran's Day Giveaway

To our Veterans: For your bravery and service, we want to take this time to honor you. You’ve chosen to put your lives on the line for others, and your sacrifice can never be repaid.

As our small way of saying thank you, we’re choosing TWO veterans to win a month’s supply of Naked Bacon.

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If there’s a Veteran in your life who would enjoy some FREE bacon (who wouldn’t?!), post a photo to Instagram or Facebook, and tell us why you love them. Make sure to use #nakedbacon and tag us so we can see!

Note: Two winners will be chosen 11/11/18. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Instagram. US only. By participating in this contest, you are giving expressed permission for the image to be reposted by Naked Bacon.


Bacon Friends: Megan from Second Heart Paleo

We sat down to chat with Megan from Second Heart Paleo. Megan is a heart transplant recipient and healthy cooking blogger from Texas. She shares more about her story in our interview with her below, PLUS a delicious recipe for Naked Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers over on our Recipes Page.

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Can you share a bit about your story?

At age 14, I received a heart transplant. I was born with a congenital heart defect and had multiple open heart surgeries as a kid. In 2015, I began eating paleo and realized how amazing my body can feel with real, whole foods. In 2017, I was also diagnosed with Crohn's. It's made things a bit more complicated, but sticking to paleo has really helped me!

Other random things about me: I have a mini Australian shepherd named Gundy. I love Texas with all my heart. I attended Oklahoma State University (go pokes!) and received a degree in strategic communications. I have my dream job. I’m obsessed with kombucha and cold brew.

What is your health philosophy?

My health philosophy is do what works for you, and no one else. I know a lot of people hear about Paleo, Keto, etc. and think if it works for one person, it has to work for you too and it's not true. Do what makes your body feel its best.

What inspires your cooking?

Feeling my best by fueling myself with the best food possible. I've learned that 90% of the time, I can make whatever I'm craving into a paleo option...even if it's paleo ice cream or jalapeno poppers, there's almost always a way to make it better for you!

What's one thing you do that you would recommend to other people?

Be open to trying new things! Yogurt made out of cashews and chips made out of Cassava might sound crazy - but they're so delicious and great alternative if you can't have dairy/grains.

What have been your biggest challenges and how do you overcome them?

My biggest challenge is probably giving into crappy food...when I feel like crap.

Who is your role model?

My brother! He's always done what he says he's going to do. Whether it's become a doctor, run too many marathons or move to Tahoe - he's always followed through!

What's your favorite flavor of Naked Bacon?

Chipotle! It has such an amazing flavor!


You can learn more about Megan's story on her blog,
Second Heart Paleo and connect with on her Instagram or Facebook pages.  

Award-winning Naked Bacon could be coming to a store near you!

Your food choices each day affect your health; how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. Bacon is usually one of those foods that doesn’t fall into the healthy eating category, until now.

Naked Bacon produces gourmet, all-natural bacon with no nitrates, chemicals, phosphates, gluten, or water. Just in case you didn’t know ‘Nitrates’, which are often used as preservatives in processed meat, change into N-nitroso (compounds that promote cancer) in the meat and also in the gut when it is being digested.  Naked Bacon is also one of only a few companies in the country with Whole 30 approval for bacon and sausage.  (Whole30 is a national whole eating diet program with very strict guidelines.)

Through proprietary traditional curing methods and secret ingredients, our company is one of the few pork bacon companies with the nutritional characteristics of 44% less fat and 25% less sodium than your normal bacon which has been approved by the USDA! 

On May 26th, Naked Bacon will launch an IndieGoGo campaign that will run until July 25th.  During this time period, we hope to raise $75,000 that will be used to hire national food distributors and for advertising and marketing services to support the products during national distribution.  It is crucial that we hire these food distributors to get our products distributed to national supermarket chains across the country so more people can have access to the healthiest, best-tasting bacon available!

There is no question that bacon is a tasty treat and we are on a mission, not just for the bacon lovers, but for everyone to have the chance to enjoy and include bacon as part of their healthy diet…not just a cheat-day indulgence.