I thought I’d write a post on Pork (the other white meat). So many people flock to chicken for their lean source of protein, blatantly overlooking the Pork. So I’ve taken some time to pay some homage to this meat that is so yummy if you give it a chance.
Below are the nutrients you will find in pork. And I must say not too bad. In fact, I’m going to prepare some for dinner tonight….hmmmm
Protein – Lean pork provides all 9 essential amino acids. This protein is also easily digestible which enhances various functions in the body.
Fat – A 100 gram serving contains 5 grams of fat. More than 50 percent of this is unsaturated fat which is healthier for you. Some fat is essential in a healthy diet. It provides energy and nutrients for normal growth. Fat also helps to maintain healthy skin. Fat in lean pork contains vitamins A, D, E and K
B Vitamins — Lean pork provides a good mix of B vitamins. Vitamin B1 enables various metabolic processes in the body. It also supports growth and repair of nerves and muscle tissues. Vitamin B2 helps in energy production. It also plays a role in growth and repair of tissues. It facilitates good vision and promotes healthy skin. Pork is an excellent source of vitamin B3. This facilitates the release of energy from metabolism. It also promotes the health of the digestive tract and healthy skin. Vitamin B6 also plays a role in metabolism. It supports the functions of the central nervous system as well as metabolism. The meat also contains high amounts of vitamin B12. This supports the health of the nervous system. It also boosts vitality.
Iron –Iron is vital for energy production. It facilitates physical and mental functions. This boosts your productivity levels. Iron is a vital ingredient required for hemoglobin formation. Hemoglobin is a basic component of red blood cells and transports oxygen throughout the body.
Magnesium is a vital mineral for development of strong teeth and bones. It also helps to keep blood pressure stable. This improves cardiovascular health and lowers the risk of heart disease. Magnesium also helps to maintain a healthy balance of energy within the body.
Zinc Few meat products give you as much zinc as lean pork. Zinc facilitates bone formation in children and teenagers. It also helps to maintain bone structure and helps prevent bone loss in older adults. It improves the body’s resistance to infections and boosts immunity.
As for Kale– nothing to be said we all know it’s a super food. It’s packed with vitamins. Just check this out.
There is only 33 calories in one cup of raw kale has and it’s packing nearly 3 grams of protein 2.5 grams of fiber (which helps manage blood sugar and makes you feel full) Vitamins A, C, and K Folate, a B vitamin that’s key for brain development
Alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. (While kale has far less omega-3 than fish, it is another way to get some of this healthy fat into your diet.
Lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that give kale its deep, dark green coloring and protect against macular degeneration and cataracts Minerals including phosphorus,potassium, calcium, and zinc
Try these two together ( a mountain of Kale is essential 🙂 ).
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