While it is true that nitrates and nitrites are unhealthy for your body, what most pro-veggie, chicken, and fish nutritionists fail to tell us is that we can easily avoid nitrates and nitrites by simply not burning, charring, and over cooking bacon. It can also be avoided by baking bacon in the oven.
If you include some dairy and citrus with your bacon meal, vitamins
A, D and E work to effectively prevent conversion of nitrates and
nitrites into toxic nitrosamines in the stomach, rendering them
harmless to the body.