If someone were to ask, “what is healthier bacon or a bowl of cheerios?” What would you say? Well in theory…Bacon. I know I know, MIND = BLOWN. About half the fat is monounsaturated, the kind found in olive oil, which is suppose to help with HDL and LDL. Additionally, a third of the saturated fat is stearic acid which can potentially increase HDL cholesterol. Compared with eating a bowl of cereal or bread for breakfast, does this mean Bacon is actually better at reducing the risk of…heart disease!? If you prescribe to the carbohydrate hypothesis (where it is carbs and not fat or cholesterol that cause heart disease and other chronic illnesses) it just might.