Bacon's salt causes both. Four thin slices of bacon, the normal quantity for a bacon and eggs breakfast
contain 776 mg of sodium, roughly half of the "optimal" 1,500 milligramme daily limit.
Too much sodium raises the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. High blood pressure has dangerous side effects.
Bacon is a cornerstone of the ketogenic diet because its protein and fats are satiating. Bacon contains saturated fats but also monounsaturated fat, including heart-healthy oleic acid.
Numerous studies link highly processed meats to type 2 diabetes, CVD, and all-cause death. Bacon is very processed.
Bacon and other cured meats include nitrites and nitrates, which increase meat quality and shelf life. When heated, nitrites and nitrates generate carcinogenic nitrosamines.
Mania, or bipolar disorder, is a depressive illness produced by environmental exposures.
In one study, feeding rats meat preserved with nitrate generated hyperactive behaviour akin to human mania and gut flora changes similar to bipolar disorder.