30th March 2016 Debra

English breakfast is ‘under attack’ from bacon-hating youngsters

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The younger generation are a pack of bacon-hating traitors, it has been revealed. Specifically, more than a quarter of people aged 18-24 say that they no longer include bacon in a Full English.

What do they use instead? Tofu? Special K? Bits of lettuce?

The move away from bacon comes after the World Health Organisation linked the consumption of processed meat such as sausages and bacon to cancer.

Sales of bacon have fallen by four per cent since the report late last year.

A poll of the breakfast eating habits of 2,000 people suggests that Brits are looking for healthier options when it comes to the most important meal of the day.

Ursula Philpot, dietitian and senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University said: “There is a link between packaged meats like bacon which are cured and wrapped and bowel cancer which is why we ask people to avoid and reduce their consumption when possible.

‘We wouldn’t tell people to never eat bacon or sausages but to look at their consumption.

‘If they’re eating it three or four times a week it might be worth reducing your intake but if it’s once a fortnight then it’s nothing to worry about.’

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