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whats wrong with bologna??


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Whats wrong with bologna? Why is it unhealthy? I LOVE bologna
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There is a fat free and lowfat version of bologna on the market!!  It got its bad name from all that fat, its one of the fattiest lunch meats on the market.  It is also a highly processed lunch meat made from mechanically separated meat, fat, spices, and "cure".  There's another thread going right now about the issues associated with all those "chemicals". The jury's out for me on this topic.

I remember when I worked in South Carolina, the cafeteria there for the employees would serve fried bologna and eggs for breakfast and it was SO GOOD, lol!!

chemicals and sodium.

But I just ate two hotdogs, which are basically just bologna anyway.  Its not like I eat bologna or hotdogs everyday so its not gonna kill me.  And I'm not going to stop eating bologna or hotdogs.
take the poorest quality, fattest, leftover scrap meat that nobody wants, grind it up with chemical preservatives and fillers, press it into a mold, and you have bologna.  it's garbage food, and frying it definitely doesn't make it better.  low fat, low sodium bologna?  garbage with more fillers.
Agreed, it isnt't good for you.  Will it hurt you to eat every so often? No.  Just make it a rare occassion that you eat it and you'll be fine.
It's GROSS. That's what's wrong with it!

Hungry Girl speaks very highly of Oscar Mayer's Fat Free Turkey Bologna ...

Oscar Winner! When was the last time you ate bologna? Was it back when you were a carefree kid and didn't have to worry about anything -- including how much fat and calories were in bologna?  Why have you been avoiding it?  Too unhealthy?  Too uncool?  Either way, we'd like to see salami's nerdy little brother make a comeback.  We don't recommend overdosing on processed deli meats made with nitrates, but it's o.k. to splurge on this turkey-based bologna every now and then.  Live a little.

Nutritional Info:
Serving Size: 1 slice  Calories: 22
Total Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrates: 2g
Protein: 4g
Sodium: 274mg

It has less sodium than Oscar Mayer oven-roasted turkey breast, by the way, and contains no saturated fat, no transfats, and has only 10mg cholesterol, too.

=^..^= MOLLY

 

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There is a turkey bologna made by Butterball.  three slices is 160 calories and o trans fat.  It is very tasty.  I love bologna too!

bologna, like all lunch meats, is not very good for you and recently has been linked to unpleasant things like cancer, alzheimers and dimentia. Whats more NO AMOUNT of processed meats like bologna is considered safe.

more info:

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-10-3 1-cancer_N.htm

 

 

Just had myself a fried bologna sandwich.  YUMMY!  Granted I don't eat it everyday, so I vote for...it's ok to have delicious, tasty, not good for you food, no matter what it is ,every once in awhile.
Fried Bologna on White Bread....the ABSOLUTE only time I EVER eat white bread, but Holy Moses, what a treat!!
Im convinced bologna and unheated packaged hotdogs are the same thing.

Fry upbologna and its exactly like a hotdog from the pan.
Original Post by sun123:

Im convinced bologna and unheated packaged hotdogs are the same thing.

Fry upbologna and its exactly like a hotdog from the pan.

 

Don't be ridiculous, Sun123 ... they are NOT the same (they have different SHAPES!)

:: giggle ::

bologna, like all lunch meats, is not very good for you and recently has been linked to unpleasant things like cancer, alzheimers and dimentia. Whats more NO AMOUNT of processed meats like bologna is considered safe.

Give me a break.  I'm not going to get cancer, alzheimers, or dimentia from eating bologna or hot dogs once three months, which is about 4 times a year.
who cares? just eat it!!! if it's something you really love, just eat it... in moderation, of course... :)

don't eat too much!!!

AND watch your sodium & fat intake, etc... try to get an A for each day!
Original Post by minie13:

bologna, like all lunch meats, is not very good for you and recently has been linked to unpleasant things like cancer, alzheimers and dimentia. Whats more NO AMOUNT of processed meats like bologna is considered safe.

Give me a break. I'm not going to get cancer, alzheimers, or dimentia from eating bologna or hot dogs once three months, which is about 4 times a year.

 You don't have to believe me, but that is what extensive research conducted by the Diet and Cancer Report (sponsored by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund) says. Give yourself a break and pay attention to science. Willful ignorance will not protect your health.

Didn't some research also say that microwavable popcorn proved to be fatal?

I'm going to say unless eating one bite of bologna will kill me instantly, I'm going to eat it.  Research may show the sodium nitrate in all luncheon meats is going to give us all cancer some day, but it's not a 100% guarantee it will.  It just says it increases the chances or something.  You can just as easily get cancer from going outside and taking a big ol' whiff.

Live life how you want to live it.  If it's cancer-free, then avoid every single thing there's a study on that shows you can get cancer from it.  If it's a fun life full of happiness and deliciousness, eat the damned bologna and tell others to shove it before you cough on them and give them some horrid disease.
it's not 100% guaranteed that smoking three packs a day will kill you either.  are you going to advocate that?

obviously people are going to do what they want.  i just don't understand the appeal of "food" that comes out of a chemistry lab.
And usually I eat fresh fruits & veggies and whole grains.  I rarely eat highly processed foods and avoid things that have tons of additives...but every so often I'll eat a hotdog at a bbq.  It's not  willful ignorance.  It's "I don't give a **** what the science says" because its so rare that I eat it that there is no way the science can be applied to me.  I defy you to show me a valid & reliable study that did tests on people that eat bologna and hotdogs 4 times per year over their lifetime and the results.  It would be a huge waste of money to study such an insignificant consumption that it would never be done.  I guarantee if we read the full study from the researchers the limitations would be that it can't be applied to people that ate it less than a # of times over a certainperiod of time.  One fundamental principle of research is that you need to know what subgroups you can and can't apply the research to.

Also, anyone who has a degree in any scientific field, as I do, knows that you can find research to support either side of most causes and you can ALWAYS manipulate statistics to say what you want.  reading one study on USA Today doesn't make it a fact...you need to compare and contrast several sources and you need to know the funding stream behind the research.

OK, rant over....back to my bologna sandwich <----- That was a joke for those that don't get sarcasm.
Original Post by cellulitedelight:

Didn't some research also say that microwavable popcorn proved to be fatal?

I'm going to say unless eating one bite of bologna will kill me instantly, I'm going to eat it. Research may show the sodium nitrate in all luncheon meats is going to give us all cancer some day, but it's not a 100% guarantee it will. It just says it increases the chances or something. You can just as easily get cancer from going outside and taking a big ol' whiff.

Live life how you want to live it. If it's cancer-free, then avoid every single thing there's a study on that shows you can get cancer from it. If it's a fun life full of happiness and deliciousness, eat the damned bologna and tell others to shove it before you cough on them and give them some horrid disease.

wow, talk about uncalled for. you of course are free to make your own decisions, I am not the food police. I am only trying to help people make an informed decision by spreading the facts. Also I would point out that there is a middle ground between living and fear and living wrecklessly. I can't exactly avoid breathing the air outside, but I can make dietary choices that lower my risk of disease. My life can still be full of happiness and deliciousness (surely your happiness isn't really dependent on bologna, is it?)

 

The research done by the Diet and Cancer Report is extensive. if you go to their website you can read about their methods and decide for yourself if their conclusions are sound. Since you have a scientific degree I'm sure you're more than qualified to tell the difference between a legitimate study and one conducted by Oscar Meyer showing the safety of hotdogs. Statistics certainly can be manipulated but I don't see what the World Cancer Research Fund's motive to mislead us is.

 

I would also like to point out that the original poster asked "what is wrong with bologna?" and I was simply answering the question when everyone jumped all over me. The truth hurts I guess. 

 

Lets take the rudeness down a level, I don't really think its necessary.

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