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How healthy is pork?

  1. Pork in combination with a diet intended to lose weight is often spoken with shudder. Pork quickly evokes the association with a juicy smoked sausage, a bacon steak or a sausage. Pork is also said to increase the risk of cancer. How healthy is pork actually?

Lean and fatty pork

  1. Pork does not necessarily have to be fat. There is fat and lean pork. The latter category fits perfectly within an energy-restricted diet. Lean pork is low in saturated (“unhealthy”) fats. Examples are fricandeau, ham, shoulder and shoulder, pork fillet, pork tenderloin and roulade.


  1. Another persistent myth about pork is that it causes pustules. Pustules are related to the hormones and not the diet. If you are allergic to pork, it could possibly cause a reaction in the form of pustules.


  1. Hygiene is important when preparing pork. Diseases and bacteria such as BRSA, salmonella and the parasite Toxoplasmosis can also make people sick. To kill the bacteria, you need to cook pork well, the plank you used to cut (pork) meat, wash it well and wash your hands after cooking pork.

What's in Pork?

  1. Pork naturally contains protein and fat. Pork contains relatively more iron than other types of meat. The same goes for zinc.

The disadvantages of pork

  1. So much for the benefits of pork. However, there are many opponents of pork, including Muslims, Jews and some Christians. They do not eat pork because it is unclean according to the Bible or the Quran.

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