Pigs get a bad rep. Despite their inherent tastiness, billions of people worldwide swear off eating pork because of Mosaic law. Muslims and Jews in particular aren’t big fans. That’s cool with me! Don’t eat it if it goes against what you believe. But what is the reasoning behind this rule?
It turns out that in Leviticus 11:3, it states “Any animal that has a cloven hoof that is completely split into double hooves, and which brings up its cud that one you may eat.”
Leviticus 11:7-8 then further states “And the pig, because it has a cloven hoof that is completely split, but will not regurgitate its cud; it is unclean for you. You shall not eat of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you.”
Because people take this word seriously, pork has been badmouthed for hundreds upon hundreds of years. But what if I told you that eating pork has many benefits and is quite healthy for you? Not to mention, thick-cut pork chops are one of God’s greatest creations in terms of TASTE. Also bacon.
Here are 5 Terrific Reasons to Eat More Pork!
5. DAT PROTEIN DOE
Pork’s protein content is stellar. A three-ounce serving of ground pork provides 22 grams of high-quality protein. This protein will help you build strong bones, muscles, cartilage, and skin. Your body also uses protein to build and repair tissues, as well as making enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.
One pound of ground pork yields 117 grams of protein that your body will use to fuel and repair itself. Pork contains adequate concentrations of every essential amino acid. Inadequate dietary protein increases your feeling of hunger, so without ample protein, you will have a higher chance of overeating and thus have a higher chance of becoming a chubby lard ass.
Don’t take this advice too seriously and run off and slam a carb-filled protein shake. Enjoy pork guilt-free with that zero-carbohydrate content.
4. DEM B VITAMINS DOE
Pork is one of the best sources of B vitamins on the planet. This group of vitamins is vital to the health of the human body for a variety of reasons.
B vitamins create red blood cells, they maintain healthy cognitive function, prevent cognitive decline, synthesize fatty acids (which we fat-burners love), regulate the central nervous system, and produce energy from the food we eat by regulating our metabolism.
Fatty cuts of pork have very high levels of pre-formed collagen. Think pork belly and pork shoulder. Not only are these the best cuts of pork to eat, but that collagen helps you strengthen your hair, skin, and joints!
Collagen is the real deal, folks. Kevin Eliceiri, Director of the Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation (LOCI), at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says this about collagen: “It’s a beautiful molecule — wavy, with a fibrous nature, without it we would be a sack of nothing. With this little molecule, the specific fiber organization really matters to metastasis.”
Essentially, collagen gives strength and resistance to connective tissue in your body. Think tendons, cartilage, bones, and ligaments. It also provides structure to many other body parts, including your teeth and blood vessels.
Your body also produces less collagen as you grow older, so be sure to eat more bacon as you age!
Remember kids, all the news you’ve heard about “unhealthy fats” is fake news bullshit. Saturated fats do not clog arteries. Heart disease is an inflammatory condition, and consuming fat itself does not aid to this inflammation.
If you’re already on the Keto/Carnivore train, you don’t need to hear me further preach about the necessity of fat. If you are a fat-burner in ketosis, you don’t need me to tell you how important it is to your daily food intake. Fat is the fuel that drives us to better levels of health and wellness. If you want to know more specific reasons to eat more fat, check out my 5 Best Tips for Carnivore Diet Beginners!
Pork is high in fat that will keep you fueled in your quest to dominate the world. 3 ounces of ground pork gives you 17.65 grams of fat! That’s 27% of what the recommended daily value is! The people supplying you the recommended daily value are almost wrong about everything when it comes to nutrition, but still!
We can’t forget about the Omega 6’s, which pork has a lot of! Omega 6 fatty acids are essential for cell repair. Omega 6’s are also vital to the development of your infant’s brain, so be sure to shove some bacon down your baby’s gullet every once in a while!
Bacon, the greatest tasting food in the history of the known universe, has almost superseded Jesus of Nazareth in popularity. Whether limp or crispy, bacon is the ultimate comfort food.
We also love bacon for its versatility! Top your burgers with it! Wrap it around a sirloin filet! Throw it on your (crustless) pizza! Save your bacon fat and cook everything in it, because it ENHANCES the flavor of everything!
Bacon is a good source of Omega 3’s if you want to balance out your Omega 3-6 ratio. Bacon also has lots of choline which can aid in the prevention of Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases.
Seek out fatty bacon and be happy.
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