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Which Has More Saturated Fat: Milk or Bacon?

A glass of whole or even 2% milk has more saturated fat than 5 slices of bacon. Here's the skinny:

  • One 0.5-ounce (14-gram) slice of bacon = about 0.02 ounces (0.57 grams) of saturated fat.

  • One 8-ounce (226-gram) glass of whole milk = about 0.18 ounces (5 grams) of saturated fat.

  • One 8-ounce (226-gram) glass of 2% milk = about 0.10 ounces (2.9 grams) of saturated fat.

More moo versus oink fat facts:

  • Soy milk has almost no saturated fat.

  • 1% skim milk still has about 0.06 ounces (1.6 grams) of saturated fat per 8-ounce (226-gram) glass.

  • Another possible health concern related to bacon: it's cured with a preservative called sodium nitrite, which has been linked to a variety of health issues and disease, including cancer.

  • Bacon popularity has spread beyond the breakfast plate into such odd products as bacon vodka, bacon candles and bacon chocolate.

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