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Pork, The Real Lean Meat. Feed Yourself, And Feed Happy Heart Health!

We partnered With PorkBeInspired to share the benefits of this Pork as a lean meat, great for meals.

Cooking for a large family requires a lot of creativity. From breakfast, school lunches, lunch on non-school days, snacks, dinner, and that’s just the kids; we make a lot of food and try to find good ways to change it up. Not only is it important just to keep the family happy, it is also important that we keep introducing them to new foods, flavors, textures, and every other sense ignited by food.

I am happy with my kids. For the most part they will eat a variety of foods. From meats, to fruits, veggies, and everything in between, they are not stuck in only a handful of foods. And lucky for us, they will eat most different meats, sea and land, for easy protein. For mom and dad, we do have to watch what we eat as we want to extend our health for the best and as long as it can last.

Making sure to eat healthy is one of the most important factors when it comes to buying food. Don’t get me wrong, we love very tasty and savory foods, but we do like to watch our intake of fats for instance.

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Eat lean meats like Pork is great. It’s another meat, many cuts are as lean as skinless chicken, and pork can be used in many ways. The USDA, after analyzation, have found Pork to contain no artery-clogging trans-fatty acids. To get the leanest cuts, look for cuts labeled “loin” or “round.” This would include pork tenderloin and the loin chop. Check for visible fat to find the leanest. Also watch those portions. A 3-ounce serving of trimmed, cooked meat will be about the size of a stack of playing cards.

Pork is very easy to cook:

  • Grilling, broiling, stir-frying and pan-broiling will lock in flavor and keep fat on the lower end.
  • Want to remove even more fat? Broil, grill or roast on a rack for juicy low-fat meat.
  • If you want to cook thinner cuts, do it quickly. Pan-broiling or “dry sauté” using a non-stick skillet, just a small amount of juice or broth. (Make a low-fat sauce or glaze by adding stock, wine or a fruit juice to hot crusted skillet after you remove the meat; heat a while stirring.)

For those with pre-hypertension, many physicians advise lifestyle changes to reduce blood pressure numbers. While prescription drugs may be necessary, studies show diet and exercise to help also. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan now includes nutrient-rich pork as the main source of protein in diets to alleviate higher blood pressure levels can now include nutrient-rich lean pork as the predominant source of protein in their diets, according to new Purdue University researchi.

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If you haven’t included or considered Pork as a protein for meals, find out more. Pork is such a versatile meat, grilling, to tender chops, Pork is delicious. Along with protein, a 3-ounce serving of pork provides and “excellent” source of thiamin, selenium, protein, niacin, vitamin B6 and phosphorus, and a “good” source of riboflavin, zinc and potassium.ii And with pork being 16 percent to 27 percent lower in saturated fat compared to 20 years ago, feed yourself and save your health.iii Looking to reduce sodium, pork is naturally low and a “good” source of potassium, both can help to regulate blood pressure.iv

iSayer RD, Chen N, Wright AJ, Campbell WW. The effects of pork vs. chicken/fish in a DASH diet on blood pressure control. Experimental Biology; April 2014. iiNational Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Based on 3-ounce cooked servings (roasted), separable lean only. iiiNational Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23. Based on 3-ounce cooked servings (roasted or broiled), visible fat trimmed after cooking. iv Buyck JF, Blacher J, Kesse-Guyot E, Castetbon K, Galan P, Safar M, Hercberg S, Czernichow S. Differential associations of dietary sodium and potassium intake with blood pressure: a focus on pulse pressure. Journal of Hypertension. 2009;27:1158-1164.

 

 

26 Comments

  1. shelly peterson on October 23, 2015 at 10:19 am

    We enjoy eating pork in my home. The kids love pork chops, I like pork ribs.



  2. Julie Wood on October 23, 2015 at 4:33 am

    We love trying out so many Pork recipes and we just love my BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches the best.



  3. Elena on October 22, 2015 at 10:32 am

    I like pork. BBQ pork ribs are my favorite



  4. Krystal on October 6, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Pork is one of my favorites since it’s so flavorful. I cook it with oregano and olive oil.



  5. dawn on October 6, 2015 at 5:56 am

    i dont eat much pork, but i have to say i would def eat this. lol it looks really good..



  6. Stacie on October 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Pork is a part of our household. There are so many ways to prepare it. Thank you for the health info on pork. So many people don’t know the benefits.



  7. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert on October 5, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Pork is such a versatile protein! There’s so much you can do with it!



  8. Liz Mays on October 5, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I think pulled pork is probably my favorite meat. I love throwing some pork in the crockpot.



  9. Tammi Roy on October 5, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    My favorite pork recipe is pork chops baked in cream of mushroom soup with rice. It is always a winner for our family and so easy to make.



  10. Ann Bacciaglia on October 5, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    I have several pork recipes that we enjoy. Pork roast in the crock pot is always a great dinner. My favorite is BBQ pork chops with baked potato’s.



  11. Danielle on October 5, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    There was an occasion a few years ago where my mother had stocked up on pork chops and when visiting of course she made me bring some back home. My boyfriend and I ate pork chops for probably a week straight. Since then, pork is something I’ve had a hard time getting back into eating, unless it’s pulled pork.



  12. Mistee Dawn on October 5, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I definitely love me some pork! Bacon, ham, pork chops! You name it, I love it!



  13. Shauna on October 5, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    We eat pork at least twice a week. I have so many great recipes that are delicious. My whole family loves them.



  14. Donna on October 5, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I would eat pork several times a week if I could. I love to prepare it several different ways.



  15. Valerie on October 5, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I love pork. There are so many great ways to prepare it!



  16. Brett Martin on October 5, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    My mom would make a pork roast every Sunday. I need to make one. I haven’t had one in years, but I love it!



  17. Jeanine on October 5, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    We love pork, and really all meat in our house! It’s super delicious, you can do so much with it and my kids just love it!



  18. Aimee Smith on October 5, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    We eat pork a ton at our house! So yummy, easy , and healthy!



  19. Vera Sweeney on October 5, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Pork is one of our favorites to make for dinners! It’s really good in the crock pot too, especially in the winter months.



  20. Jeanette on October 5, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    We love pork chops! We usually gill them and put BBQ sauce on them.



  21. Jenna Wood on October 5, 2015 at 10:44 am

    I actually have a pork roast in the fridge right now, but pork is a treat for us. My physician has me mostly on a chicken protein diet, which gets boring!



  22. Mykidsguide on October 5, 2015 at 10:15 am

    We love to eat pork. My family loves it and it’s cheaper than beef.



  23. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on October 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

    My kids won’t eat pork, so I rarely make it. I always order it when I go out, though 🙂



  24. Jennifer on October 5, 2015 at 9:40 am

    We love to eat pork. My husband will grill chops up for us, and I love to make a tenderloin in the oven.



    • Kristin on October 5, 2015 at 9:59 am

      Pork chops are so good when done right!



  25. Bianca Munoz on October 3, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    We have pork in our diet 🙂