Fruit Spotlight: Melons – Cantaloupe

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7 Nutritious Benefits of Eating Cantaloupe .healthline.com
“..Beta carotene is a type of carotenoid. Carotenoids are pigments that give fruits and vegetables their bright colors. Once eaten, beta carotene is either converted into vitamin A or acts as a powerful antioxidant to help fight free radicals that attack cells in your body…

More study is needed on vitamin C to prove its effectiveness against diseases like asthma, cancer, and diabetes. However, eating vitamin C-rich foods may help reduce how long you suffer the next time you catch a common cold.

A Cochrane Library review found vitamin C reduced the length of the common cold in adults by 8 percent. In children, colds were reduced by 14 percent.
3. Folate

Folate is also known as vitamin B-9. Folate is the term used when it is naturally present in foods, while folic acid is the term used for supplements and fortified foods. This vitamin is well-known for preventing neural tube birth defects like spinal bifida. It may also help reduce your risk of some cancers, and help battle memory loss due to aging, although more research is needed. …”

7 Health Benefits Of Cantaloupes – YouTube

Health Benefits Of Cantaloupe – YouTube
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bookmydoctor
Published on May 23, 2012
Cantaloupe is commonly known as muskmelon or kharbooja in India. This fruit is rich in various nutrients like folates, carotenoids, vitamin C, Potassium, phosphorus and fiber. Along with the presence of these nutrients cantaloupe gives many health benefits.

Health benefits of Cantaloupe – YouTube

How to Juice a Cantaloupe for Skin Benefits : Healthy … – YouTube

Cantaloupe defeatdiabetes.org
“.. is a species of musk melon, as are honey dew and casaba melons. All musk melons are part of the larger botanical family Cucurbitaceae, which includes almost all species of squashes and melons. ..

Cantaloupe has a relatively high glycemic index compared to other fruits at 65, but because it is mostly water, a standard 120 gram serving has very few carbohydrates and calories, which results in a very low glycemic load score of 4. Therefore, eating cantaloupes in their whole food form is very recommendable for both diabetics and those at risk of developing diabetes…”


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Fruit Spotlight: Watermelons

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10 Fascinating Facts About Watermelons – YouTube

Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes whataboutwatermelon.com
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Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes

watermelon-varietiesA Watermelon is a Watermelon, Right?

Did you know that there are hundreds of different watermelon varieties enjoyed daily.

When picking a watermelon from your local fruit and vegetable market the only decision you will need to make is the size. Many small markets only offer one type of watermelon. This has led us to believe that there is only one type although just like apples, watermelons come in a number of varieties.

Globally 200 to 300 different varieties of watermelon are accounted for although only 50 of these are enjoyed regularly. Of the 300 varieties it is no surprise that the most loved are on the sweeter side of the scale…

You are here: Home / General / Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes
Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes

watermelon-varietiesA Watermelon is a Watermelon, Right?

Did you know that there are hundreds of different watermelon varieties enjoyed daily.

When picking a watermelon from your local fruit and vegetable market the only decision you will need to make is the size. Many small markets only offer one type of watermelon. This has led us to believe that there is only one type although just like apples, watermelons come in a number of varieties.

Globally 200 to 300 different varieties of watermelon are accounted for although only 50 of these are enjoyed regularly. Of the 300 varieties it is no surprise that the most loved are on the sweeter side of the scale.

Contents [hide]

1 Differentiating Between Watermelons
1.1 A Seeded watermelon –
1.2 A Seedless Watermelon –
1.3 A Miniature Watermelon –
1.4 An Orange or Yellow Watermelon –
2 Cousins of the Watermelon
3 Watermelon Dictionary – 26 Varieties of Watermelon
3.1 Amarillo Watermelons
3.2 Bijou Watermelons
3.3 Black Diamond Watermelons
3.4 Calsweet (Bush) Watermelons
3.5 Captivation Watermelons
3.6 Charleston Grey Watermelons
3.7 Crimson Sweet Watermelons
3.8 Estrella Watermelons
3.9 Exclamation Watermelons
3.10 Excursion Watermelons
3.11 Fascination Watermelons
3.12 Harvest Moon Watermelons
3.13 Jamboree Watermelons
3.14 Jubilee Watermelons
3.15 Kingman Watermelons
3.16 Melody Watermelons
3.17 Moon and Stars (Red) Watermelon
3.18 Sangria Watermelons
3.19 Sugar Baby Watermelons (Garden Baby)
3.20 Sweet Dawn Watermelons
3.21 Sweet Gem Watermelons
3.22 Sweet Polly Watermelon
3.23 Syngenta Watermelon
3.24 Traveler Watermelon
3.25 Triple Treat Watermelon
3.26 Yellow Doll/Baby Watermelon
Differentiating Between Watermelons
We tend to use five different terms to differentiate between watermelon varieties. These five terms refer to the characteristics of the melon rather than the direct variety. This allows us to combine multiple watermelon varieties under one category. The five terms used to describe watermelons are:

A Seeded watermelon –
Used to describe a basic watermelon that is round or oblong and weighs between 15 t0 45 pounds. These watermelons contains noticeable black seeds.

A Seedless Watermelon –
Hybrid watermelons that are the most popular due to their seedless nature. These watermelons are generally around the 15 pound mark. Seedless watermelons often have small and easily edible white seeds.

Some varieties of watermelon that fall into this category include:

Crimson
Bijou
Jack of Hearts
King of Hearts
Millionaire
Nova
Queen of Hearts
Trio
A Miniature Watermelon –
The smaller variety of watermelons that has a thin rind.

Watermelon varieties such as the Sugar Baby and the Tiger Baby fall under this category.

An Orange or Yellow Watermelon –
Varieties of watermelon that lack lycopene often fall under the orange or yellow watermelon category.

Some watermelon varieties that fall under this category include:

Desert King
Tender-gold
Yellow Baby
Yellow Doll..”

“…Amarillo Watermelons..”

Yellow Watermelon Taste Test. / Mikayla Watermelon … – YouTube

Square watermelons Japan. English version – YouTube

Growing

How to Grow Watermelon – YouTube

Watermelon Types for Short Growing Season, Short Space – YouTube

CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY
Published on May 20, 2014
Want to grow watermelon but have a short growing season or are short on space? Here are two varieties of watermelons that will work for you!

Watermelon Growing. How to plant, grow and harvest … – YouTube

Picking

How Do You Know When Watermelons Are Ripe? – YouTube

HOW TO PICK A PERFECT WATERMELON! – YouTube

Cutting

Awesome Way to Cut Watermelon – YouTube

9 WATERMELON HACKS AND WAYS TO CUT from Mr … – YouTube

How to Cut and Seed Melons – YouTube

Health Benefits

Top 10 Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon | Amazing … – YouTube

Diabetes – Watermelon Board watermelon.org
‘…Watermelon is a great inclusion in the diabetic diet. It is a source of vitamins, such as vitamins A and C; minerals, such as potassium; and fiber. It’s low in calories, since 92% of watermelon is just good-for-you water, so it’s a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth without overindulging in excess sugar and calories.

Granted, watermelon has a high glycemic index (GI) score of 72, but this natural, unprocessed fruit remains a healthful food because of another factor called the “glycemic load.” This factor compares a food’s GI score with the amount of calories and carbs in the food,. The glycemic load is a much better indicator of a food’s ability to prevent or contribute to disease, since a food that has a large amount of carbs AND dramatically raises blood sugar levels obviously increases the chances of weight gain more than a food that might temporarily raise blood sugar levels, but has few calories. For example, a potato has a high glycemic score and it packs a bunch of carbs, while watermelon has a high GI score, but few calories or carbs. The former will increase the chances of those extra calories being funneled into fat cells, but watermelon just fills you up, without filling you out. (Ever hear of anyone getting fat on watermelon? Not!)..”

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Watermelon – The World’s Healthiest Foods whfoods.com

“..These cyclists were participating in 15.5-mile time trial on a mountainous course and they consumed about one quart of watermelon puree every 15 minutes while riding in the trial. (A control group of riders consumed a sports beverage containing a similar level of total carbs.) The researchers determined that the antioxidant capacity in the riders’ bloodstreams was significantly increased post-exercise through consumption of the watermelon puree. ..

between 3–6 cups of watermelon juice per day over a period of several weeks. What the researchers found was a steady and well-maintained level of citrulline in the bloodstream of the participants, yet an increased level of arginine. They concluded from these findings that citrulline from the watermelon juice had undergone conversion into arginine, while still leaving plenty of citrulline to stabilize blood levels in the study participants. This conversion provides us with even more evidence for watermelon as a fruit that can lower our risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes since arginine deficiency—especially chronic moderate or temporarily serve deficiency—has been linked to increase risk of both health problems. ..”

Health Benefits of Watermelon – YouTube

Watermelon Has Plenty of Health Benefits

Health Alert: Watermelon could be summer super-food post … – YouTube

Fruit Break – Nutritional Benefits Of Water Melon – Tips For … – YouTube

Health benefits of Watermelon that make it Perfect Summer Fruit

Healthy eating – 5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds
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Watermelon Island! (Watermelon DETOX)
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Vegetable Spotlight: Asparagus

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7 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Asparagus healthline.com
“..This popular vegetable comes in a variety of colors, including green, white and purple. It’s used in dishes around the world, including frittatas, pastas and stir-fries.

Asparagus is also low in calories and packed with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

This article uncovers 7 health benefits of asparagus, all supported by science…”

Interesting Health Benefits of Asparagus – YouTube

How to Cook Asparagus in a Pan

Top 10 Best Health Benefits of Asparagus

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Fruit Spotlight: Bananas

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11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas healthline.com
“..Aside from being very nutritious, they are also a highly convenient snack food.

Here are 11 science-based health benefits of bananas…”

16 Surprising Benefits of Banana by Meenakshi Nagdeve last updated – April 27, 2019 organicfacts.net
“..Banana has many amazing health benefits, which include the following:..”

Top 10 Health Benefits of Bananas – YouTube

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Benefits and health risks of bananas Last updated Tue 28 November 2017 medicalnewstoday.com
“.. Fast facts about bananas

Bananas are rich in potassium and fiber.
They may help prevent asthma, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and digestive problems.
Ripen bananas at room temperature and add them to cereal for a tasty breakfast.
People who use beta blockers should not suddenly increase their intake of bananas.
..”

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-On and In Pancakes

-Desserts


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Meat: Spotlight-Poultry~Turkey

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Fit Food: the Benefits of Turkey

“While turkey gets its day in the sun (er, the oven) on Thanksgiving, the bird is sometimes overshadowed by more popular choices like chicken or beef the rest of the year. But this nutritional powerhouse is a great way to add variety to your daily diet — without tacking on extra fat and unwanted calories. Check it out:

One 3.5 oz serving (about the size of a deck of cards) of skinless turkey breast packs 30 grams of protein—but only 161 calories and 4 grams of fat.
Turkey is loaded with B vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, iron, and zinc — those are some serious nutrients. Plus it’s rich in selenium, an antioxidant necessary for thyroid metabolism and boosting immunity.
It also contains tryptophan, an amino acid that triggers serotonin production and helps you catch some zzz’s.
..”

11 Amazing Health Benefits of Turkey Food & Nutrition By Jose Adams April 9, 2018 No Comments naturalfoodseries.com
“..Turkey a special feature in America Thanksgiving comes with amazing health benefits that includes strengthening immune system, boosting metabolism, maintaining psychological health, supporting weight loss, promoting cardiovascular health, a good source of protein, supporting teeth and bones health, maintaining cholesterol levels, managing diabetes, treating anemia and supporting healthy skin..”

5 Vitamins in Turkey – Health Benefits of Turkey – YouTube

Turkey Lovers Month – June nationaldaycalendar.com

Turkey Leg Nutritional Facts by BRIDGET COILA Oct. 03, 2017 livestrong.com
“..
Basic Nutrition

One serving of turkey leg, approximately 3 1/2 oz. and containing both meat and skin, weighs 100 g. In a 100 g serving, there are 208 calories. A serving of turkey leg has 28 g of protein and 10 g of fat, including 3 g of saturated fat. The omega-6 content of a serving of turkey leg is 2270 mg and there is also 190 mg of omega-3 fatty acids. Turkey has no carbohydrates, but it contains 77 mg of sodum and 85 mg of cholesterol per 100 g serving.

Micronutrients

Turkey contains 37.8 mcg of selenium per serving, about 54 percent of the daily recommended intake. A serving of turkey leg is also high in zinc, with 4.3 mg, or 28 percent of the daily recommendation. Other minerals in turkey leg include iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper. A turkey drumstick also contains vitamins B-6, B-12, K and E, pantothenic acid, folate, niacin, thiamin, choline and betaine…”
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Health Benefits of Turkey – Turkey Benefits – YouTube

Food Fight!: Turkey White Meat vs. Dark Meat
By: Dana Angelo White, M.S., R.D., A.T.C. foodnetwork.com
“..

It’s the perpetual Thanksgiving debate: turkey legs or breast meat? We all have our taste preferences, but which one is healthier?

White Meat

Ditching the turkey skin is the first step to a lighter meal. Poultry skin is high in calories and fat. Keep the skin intact to cook the bird (it helps retain moisture) but remove before digging in.

Because this portion has a lower fat content, the white meat can dry out more easily. Less fat also means more protein, but don’t get too excited: The protein content of white meat is only slightly higher than dark meat. Cuts of lean protein like turkey breast are also rich in vitamins and minerals like niacin, vitamin B6, iron, zinc and selenium.

Dark Meat

The higher fat content of the legs, wings and thighs (aka dark meat) imparts a lot of flavor, plus helps the meat stay moist. A 3-ounce portion of dark meat is slightly higher in cholesterol and contains an additional 20 calories and 2 grams more fat than an equal portion of white meat. The good (and often surprising) news is the type of fat; dark meat contains predominantly the heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated kinds. Dark meat also boasts a high mineral content and is more plentiful in iron, zinc and selenium.
..”

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Meat Spotlight: Chicken of All Sorts

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Which Part of the Chicken is the Healthiest to Eat and the Best Way to Cook It? By Holly Klamer, RD caloriesecrets.net
“..Even though chicken is shed in a positive light, keep in mind different parts of the chicken can vary nutritionally.

Wings and darker meat are higher in calories and fat compared to the leaner white chicken breast.

How you cook your chicken can also greatly vary the nutrition of chicken. Frying and leaving the skin on increase the energy density, but taking the skin off and roasting chicken can provide lower energy density…

Leanest part of the chicken

Skinless boneless chicken breast is considered the leanest part of the chicken. Buying bone in cuts of meat can be a cheaper option, and according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2) eating bone in chicken doesn’t affect nutrition value and may actually help you eat smaller portions.

According to the National Chicken Council (3), a 3.5 ounce of skinless chicken breast provides about 165 calories from 31 grams of protein and about 3.5 grams of fat. Keeping the skin on the breast bumps the calories up to just under 200 calories.

Thigh meat without the skin provides just over 200 calories with higher fat content at about 11 grams. Leaving the skin on the thigh bumps the calories up to about 230 calories.

The highest calorie density cut of chicken is wings with the skin on. A 3.5 ounce serving provides about 290 calories and 19.5 grams of fat…”

7 Impressive Benefits of Chicken organicfacts.net
“..The health benefits of chicken include its ability to provide a good supply of protein, essential vitamins, and minerals. It also aids in weight loss, regulating cholesterol and blood pressure, and reducing the risk of cancer…”

10 Health Benefits of Chicken Meat – YouTube

Is Chicken High in Cholesterol? by JESSICA BRUSO Aug. 14, 2017 livestrong.com
“..
Chicken and Cholesterol

The American Heart Association recommends you limit your cholesterol intake to 300 mg per day. If you have high cholesterol already, limit your cholesterol intake to 200 mg per day. A 3 oz. serving of skinless roasted chicken contains between 70 mg and 80 mg of dietary cholesterol, depending on whether it is dark meat or light meat. This is about 25 percent of your recommended cholesterol for the day…”

Cooked?

The Healthiest Way to Eat Chicken Marion Nestle Mar 23, 2012 theatlantic.com
“..A good source of protein, chicken is best for you when baked in the oven or stir fried with your favorite vegetables. Note that the dark meat has a bit more saturated fat and cholesterol…

Buy whole chickens so you aren’t paying someone else to cut it up for you. Cutting a chicken is easy and YouTube has plenty of videos that explain how to do it.

The cheapest chicken is industrially produced, meaning that the chickens are raised in huge flocks indoors under crowded conditions, treated with antibiotics to prevent illness and promote rapid growth, and are ready to slaughter six weeks after hatching.

If you don’t want to eat chicken raised this way, you should look for birds that were raised free-range without antibiotics and are Certified Organic, kosher, or halal — if you value such things. You will have to pay more for such meat but it will taste better. ..”

-Eggs

10 FOODS YOU SHOULD NEVER EAT

*get cage free or free roaming chicken

Cholesterol?
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7 High-Cholesterol Foods to Avoid draxe.com
“..What High-Cholesterol Foods Should You Keep Eating?

1. Eggs

Although the majority of dietary cholesterol in the U.S. diet comes from eggs and egg mixed dishes, research shows that egg consumption has little effect on LDL cholesterol and may actually improve HDL cholesterol levels. (14)

In a 2008 study published in the Journal of Nutrition, 28 overweight or obese male participants aged 40–70 years were instructed to reduce calorie intake by consuming a low-carbohydrate diet, and they were randomly assigned to supplement this diet with three eggs per day (640 milligrams of cholesterol) or a cholesterol-free egg substitute, which was provided to them for 12 weeks. The intervention resulted in significant reductions in body weight. LDL and triglyceride concentrations were similar between the two intervention groups, but HDL cholesterol concentrations were higher in the egg-supplemented group. (15)

It turns out that there are plenty of health benefits of eggs, and they can be consumed without worry…

What Is High Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body. Our bodies need cholesterol to make hormones that protect the body, vitamin D and bile salts that are necessary for the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Plus, the brain and nervous system depend on cholesterol for the creation of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine.

Our bodies make the cholesterol that we need, but we get cholesterol from our food too. If you have too much cholesterol, it starts to build up in your arteries and may lead to atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries. Eventually, high cholesterol levels may cause heart and blood flow problems, leading to dangerous blood clots and inflammation that can cause heart attacks and strokes. High cholesterol levels alone do not determine if you are at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Other factors include your blood pressure, whether or not you smoke, whether or not you have diabetes, and your age, sex and race. (18)..”

Top 12 Cholesterol-Lowering Foods

“Egg yokes don’t cause high cholesterol levels”-Dr. Axe

Fast Food Chains

Chicken “Buckets”

-Popeyes Chicken

Chicken Sandwiches

28 Fast-Food Chicken Sandwiches—Ranked! eatthis.com
A fast food chicken sandwich is the Trojan Horse of diet bombs.
“..At first glance, health-conscious folks may think that picking up a chicken sandwich from a fast food joint is a safe bet. After all, poultry is known to be leaner than the mystery beef served in those double-stacked hamburgers. But just because chicken holds a star reputation as the low-calorie, low-fat option on your dinner table, it doesn’t mean a chicken sandwich is your best option when dining out or zipping through the drive-thru. You think you’d be able to rely on this star protein, but once it’s injected with solutions of chemicals, preservatives, and additives and then coated, breaded, and deep fried, many of these chicken sandwiches can set you back just as badly as a burger and fries…”

By Olivia Tarantino

-Wendys

the 5 worst chicken sandwiches you shouldn’t eat | top 5 list – YouTube
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“..#1 BK Burger King: Original Chicken Sandwich
Official Menu Description: Our Original Chicken Sandwich is made with white meat chicken, lightly breaded and topped with a simple combination of shredded lettuce and creamy mayonnaise on a sesame seed bun…

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Meat: Spotlight (Pig)-Bacon, Pork, Ham, Sausage, Other Parts, etc..

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What Good is a Pig: Cuts of Pork, Nose-to-Tail Posted on Friday, April 4th, 2014 @ 04:39 by Walter Jeffries sugarmtnfarm.com
“..We’ll refer to the Pork Cut Chart above time-to-time. You can click on that to zoom in so that you’re able to read the smaller type or print it out if you would like..

High-on-the-Hog

High-on-the-Hog cuts that are literally high up on the hog, along the back. These start with the sirloin, tenderloin, loin roast, loin chops and the Boston Butt. Refer to the Pork Cut Chart and you’ll see what I mean – these high priced cuts all come from the back of the pig, high on the hog. It is the sale of these cuts of pork that pay for the piglet, for feed, for raising the pig and for slaughter & butchering. It is because folks will pay that extra dollar for these higher priced cuts that pigs are farmable from the economic point of view and thus produce a lot of other good meat for everyone else at a more economical price….

Middle-of-the-Hog

Middle-of-the-Hog cuts are next down in the economic tier and they literally come from the middle of the pig. Many of these are made into delicious, and very high priced, products through additional curing, brining, smoking, drying and other processing.† Think bacon, hams, proscuitto, sausages, hot dogs, salami, etc.

The healthiest cuts of pork Tom Banham
By Tom Banham Posted on June 18, 2015 food-nutrition
Avoid superbugs in your swine by redefining the lines of butchery
“..
Safeguard reproductive health – Kidney

Forget the beast with two backs, one pig kidney offers more than your RDA of selenium for developing strong sperm. “It’s vital for male reproductive health,” says nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch. Pan fry for a natural selenium shot; devour and wipe the juices off your chin before trying to seduce her.
Lose weight – Fillet

If piglets naturally nuzzle into your belly, it’s time to include this cut in your diet. Pork fillet boasts a lower fat percentage than skinless chicken breast. Australian research found upping your muscle fuel intake acts a an appetite suppressor to speed up weightloss. “Grill under a hot heat,” says James Mansfield, founder of meat delivery company Field and Flower.
Mood boost – Chop

Turkey has a rep as the Prozac of poultry, but levels of tryptophan – which the body fashions into serotonin – are actually higher in pork. A study published in the FASEB Journal found consuming tryptophan with vit D boosts serotonin concentrations in the brain – your new excuse to break out the barbeque at the slightest hint of sunshine. Opt for leaner cuts and trim off the fat before cooking.
Promote bone strength – Bacon

While a daily bacon butty isn’t wise – “cured meats are high in salt and have been linked with bowel cancer,” says Kellow – snaffle one down for Sunday breakfast and you’ll get a skeleton-protecting dose of phosphorous. Wrap it in the right loaf to double your dose; baker’s yeast and pumpkin seeds ensure you pummel your RDA, and that it’s your PB suffering on the squat rack, not your shoulders…”

HOW IT’S MADE: Pork Products (720p) – YouTube

HIGH

Pork

-Good

Pork: Good or Bad? By: Dana Angelo White, M.S., R.D., A.T.C. foodnetwork.com
There has been controversy lately about whether pork is healthy or safe to eat. So you can make your own educated decision, we offer the nutrition facts on pork. Is it really the “other white meat”?
“… Trimming the Fat

If you’re looking for the healthiest pork options, you want lean cuts — tenderloin, loin chops and sirloin roast. Bacon and other fatty cuts are very high in artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol and not for everyday eating. Baked ham and lunch meat fall somewhere in the middle when it comes to fat and calories. Just like with other meats, pork is safe when cooked to the proper internal temperature (it’s 160F for pork).

Some folks are conscientious of the environmental impact of meats they eat. If that’s you, look for local and free-range purveyors of pork products — just like you would for chicken and beef. Local or free-range products may have a higher price tag, but you can offset the cost in other ways like committing to a meatless day once a week.

Nutrition Facts

Lean cuts of pork are high in protein, low in fat and have more B-vitamins (thiamin, niacin, B6 and B12) than many other types of meat. These vitamins play a role in a variety of body functions, including metabolism and energy production (that’s why we had it on our “energizing foods” list). For some perspective, let’s compare 3 ounces of cooked pork tenderloin to the same amount of cooked chicken breast — as you’ll see, they aren’t all that different:
..”

Health Benefits Of Eating Pork – Healthy Food & Meat Nutrition …

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Why I Do Not Recommend Pork – Nearly 70 Percent Contaminated with Dangerous Pathogens 3.2K December 12, 2012 • 675,443 views articles.mercola.com
“..Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, there may be good reason to carefully consider your decision to include pork as a regular part of your diet, because despite advertising campaigns trying to paint pork as a “healthy” alternative to beef, research suggests it may be hazardous to your health on multiple levels. One of the most potentially acute hazards is contamination with pathogenic bacteria.

According to a surprising new investigation by Consumer Reports1, 69 percent of all raw pork samples tested — nearly 200 samples in total — were contaminated with the dangerous bacteria Yersinia enterocolitica, which causes fever and gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. ..”

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Why You Should Avoid Pork

“..Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world, making up about 38 percent of meat production worldwide. It’s especially popular in East and Southeast Asia, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, North America, South America, and Oceania. (1) If you’re at all familiar with the Bible, you probably remember that in it God specifically instructed His people not to eat pork and shellfish. Many people are surprised to find this out, but in the Old Testament God warned us that the pig was an unclean animal. Why? Because the pig is a scavenger and not meant for human consumption. (Check out Leviticus 11.)..”

No matter how you think about it, pigs are rather dirty animals. They’re considered the garbage and waste eliminators of the farm, often eating literally anything they can find. This includes not only bugs, insects and whatever leftover scraps they find laying around, but also their own feces, as well as the dead carcasses of sick animals, including their own young. At least one farmer has gone out to feed his pigs and never returned. On that morning in 2012, he literally became the pig’s breakfast. (2)…

Problems with Pork and Why You Should Avoid Pork

1. The Pig’s Problematic Digestive System

There are reasons that the meat of the pig becomes more saturated with toxins than many of its counterpart farm animals. The first reason has to do with the digestive system of a pig. A pig digests whatever it eats rather quickly, in up to about four hours. On the other hand, a cow takes a good 24 hours to digest what it’s eaten. During the digestive process, animals (including humans) get rid of excess toxins as well as other components of the food eaten that could be dangerous to health. Since the pig’s digestive system operates rather basically, many of these toxins remain in its system to be stored in its more than adequate fatty tissues ready for our consumption….

4. Trichinosis Dangers

Did you know that pigs carry a variety of parasites in their bodies and meat? Some of these parasites are difficult to kill even when cooking. This is the reason there are so many warnings out there about eating undercooked pork. One of the biggest concerns with eating pork meat is trichinosis or trichinellosis. This is an infection that humans get from eating undercooked or uncooked pork that contains the larvae of the trichinella worm. (7) In some countries and cultures, they actually consume pork raw…

History of Pork and Cultures that Don’t Eat It

The pig is one of the oldest forms of livestock worldwide. It’s said to have been domesticated as early as 5000 B.C. When it comes to the beginnings of pork consumption in the U.S., Hernando de Soto is called “the father of the American pork industry.” In 1539, de Soto landed in Florida with 13 pigs in tow, and pork consumption spread and grew from then on in America. Pigs were first commercially slaughtered in Cincinnati, which was nicknamed “Porkopolis.” (13)

Orthodox Jewish Kosher dietary laws and Islamic Halal dietary laws prohibit pork consumption. There are many other religions and cultures that avoid pork as well.

Christian religious denominations that forbid pork consumption include:

Ethiopian Orthodox
Hebrew Roots
Messianic Jews
Rastafarian
Seventh-Day Adventists
United Church of God

Avoiding pork for these groups is based on Leviticus 11, Deuteronomy 14, Isaiah 65 and Isaiah 66….

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Everything but the oink: The many products that come from pigs.

Pork is the most widely consumed meat in the world. People eat many different pork products, such as bacon, sausage and pork chops. You might grill pork ribs in the summer, or you might enjoy a Christmas ham. A 250 pound market hog yields about 150 pounds of pork. In addition to pork, several valuable products come from swine. These include insulin for the regulation of diabetes, valves for human heart surgery, suede for shoes and clothing, and gelatin for foods and non-food uses. Swine by-products are also important parts of products such as water filters, insulation, rubber, antifreeze, certain plastics, floor waxes, crayons, chalk, adhesives and fertilizer (USDA, 2016). Lard is fat from pig abdomens and is used in shaving creams, soaps, make-up, baked goods and other foods….”

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