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Eating Pork as part of a Healthy Diet

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Now in its 69th year, World Health Day 2019 is this Sunday, 7th April. Sponsored by the World Health Organisation, it’s celebrated on the same day each year and is one of the most widely recognised health awareness days. Which is why we’ve decided to highlight some of the nutritional and health benefits of pork.

Research carried out by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) suggests that the public interviewed were not aware of some of the proven health claims that eating lean pork can bring about. Lean cuts of pork are naturally rich in protein (22g per 100g – compared to 4.3g in 100g of kale) and vitamins but there are also some more surprising health benefits. As part of a balanced diet, pork is proven to be good for eyesight, bone strength and even fertility!

We’re all about promoting pork - particularly that produced by our Porximity suppliers. As with all foods, moderation is key! The general rule of thumb is that around 500g of cooked (750g uncooked) red meat per week (around 70g per day – the size of a deck of playing cards) is the ideal amount.


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Pork is naturally rich in protein, low in sodium and provides ten vitamins and minerals*, that contribute towards good health and wellbeing.

*Pork is rich in thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 and a source of riboflavin, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, selenium and pantothenic acid.

Porc.Wales are always on the lookout for recipes that use the leanest cuts of pork (e.g. the shank or the loin), because let’s face it – it’s all down to the taste. With your new-found knowledge of how healthy pork can be, why not try your hand at one of these simple, healthy recipes to celebrate World Health Day?

Oriental Style Pork Stir Fry

Pork & Mushroom Risotto

Share your cookery skills (or ask us any questions) by tweeting us @Porc_Wales or sending us a message on Facebook @Porc.Wales.


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