Reasons you should avoid pork: Pigmeat

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.

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.

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.

Just knowing what a pig’s diet is like can explain why the meat of the pig can be so dirty or at the very least not so appetizing to consume. And while being ‘”grossed out” may or may not be a valid reason not to eat something, it’s vital to understand a bit more about pork before reaching your own conclusion. Let’s talk about this popular yet seriously questionable protein source.
Pork consumption and obesity

It’s no secret that the world (and especially the developed world) is facing an obesity crisis. Decades ago, the culprit was considered to be fat, whereas in more recent years, sugar has also emerged as a major issue. However, according to a recent study, meat is also to blame.

Pork consumption and the link to diabetes and cardiovascular disease

This is where things are not as clear as before. Because red meat consumption is associated with increased weight, and increased weight is associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, it’s doubly difficult to assess which risks are caused directly by meat, and which by increased weight. This is why studies in this regard are often inconclusive and hard to interpret.

Pigs do not have sweat glands. Ever heard that idiomatic phrase, “I’m sweating like a pig”? well, I doubt the creators of this expression were actually referring to pigs since pigs do not sweat. So why is this a bad thing to us? well, toxins are often released from the body through the process of sweating.

Since pigs do not sweat, they are unable to remove excess toxins from their system. Some would argue that toxins are filtered through their liver and kidneys which is true…however, sweating is an additional form of toxin removal that just isn’t present in a pigs body.

When we consume pig meat, we are taking in the additional toxins that are present within its flesh. Aren’t we already bombarded by toxins on a daily basis, who needs more??
Here are a few of the well-known parasites and viruses present in pork flesh:

Menangle virus-Known to cause fever, chills, headaches, sweating, and rashes.

Taenia Solium-A parasite which is known to cause tissue infection and loss of appetite

Trichinella-a parasitic roudworm often connected to fever, myalgia, and severe edema

Heptatits E-A viral inflammation which in severe cases, can lead to liver fibrosis

I will advise you all to be careful of whatever you take in. Eat healthy and live healthy.

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