Put pork on your plate...it does the body and your taste buds good!
Pork is sometimes called, “the other white meat.” However, it is actually a red meat, and as a red meat it brings along with it some great health benefits, as well as the unique pork flavor that comes from its high fat content...and pork fat is good fat!
In my previous newsletter, I talked all about fat and how important it is to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Pork has a bad reputation of being unhealthy because of its fat content, but that reputation is unfair and untrue.
Healthy pigs fed a nutritious diet, and living a healthy lifestyle, produce healthy pork that contains healthy fats, it's that simple!
Now I am not saying to go out and eat a bunch of pork every day, of course all things in moderation. But, what I am saying is that pork can be a wonderful, healthy, and tasty part of your regular diet.
Here are just a few reasons to enjoy pork on your plate:
- Pork is full of essential nutrients and vitamins.
Pork is a great source of vitamins and minerals like selenium, phosphorus, and thiamine. It is actually a richer source of thiamine (an essential B vitamin) than other red meats like beef and lamb.
Also abundantly found in pork is vitamin B6, B12, and Selenium which is essential for good thyroid function. In fact just one 6 ounce pork chop can contain 100% of your daily value of Selenium.
- Pork is good for your muscles!
Pork is great for muscle maintenance and increased muscle performance. It contains the amino acid beta-alanine, which helps your body form a compound called carnosine. Carnosine is important for muscle function.
The complete amino acids found in pork are perfect building blocks for creating new muscle.
Good levels of carnosine have also been linked to lower fatigue and higher muscle performance in humans.
- Good for the skin.
Pork is a good source of collagen and we all know collagen is good for the skin.
Collagen can be found in the more unique cuts of pork like the feet, snout, and ears. These cuts have been used in traditional food preparation for centuries, and that is because there is so much healthy goodness stored in them!
Making homemade pork broth will give you a delicious skin healing food.
And I cannot forget lard!
Lard is rendered pork fat, and it is wonderful for rubbing directly onto skin as a moisturizer.
Lard is like your great, great grandmother's secret to glowing skin!
- And simply because it’s delicious.
Eating healthy is important, but that doesn’t mean we ever need to sacrifice taste!
When it comes to flavor, pork is where it is at!
Pork is wonderfully versatile and can be used in a wide variety of dishes and paired with an infinite amount of flavors. Pork is like your blank canvas in the kitchen, spice it up however you would like.
Enjoy pork because it is healthy, but also eat it simply because it tastes good!
Beiler Family Farm takes pride in raising our animals naturally and with care. This attention to care and detail is reflected in the quality of each cut of our delicious pork products.
Beiler pigs are born and raised here on the farm. They are fed a non-GMO grain that is sourced from local farmers as well as our own farm-grown hay.
When you order pork from Beiler Family Farm you can be sure that you will receive all-natural, high-quality meat raised right here, by us, on our family farm!
Enjoy the food,
And the Beiler Farm Team
P.S. One of the simplest and most affordable ways to add pork to your diet is with ground pork. Use it just like you would ground beef or ground chicken.