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01 Jan 1970 |

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FOOD RESEARCH

By  Sista    Ineka

Losing weight can be a difficult challenge. The right mix of exercise and diet helps to burn fat and make you not only slimmer but healthier. Whether you are trying to lose a lot of weight or only a few pounds, food is often not your friend. Today, people eat a lot of processed foods that are high in sugars and fats. These types of foods are not good when you are trying to burn fat and get healthy. Apples are a ‘good carb,’ and they’re packed with fibre. Eating two apples is enough to fill your fruit intake for the day, and you’re not adding a lot of calories. Apples also have vitamin C, and satisfy your sweet tooth. They make your stomach feel fuller, so you’ll eat less during the day, without having to worry about working off a lot of fat.

Why You Should Avoid Pork ?

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Bible bashers will probably remember that God specifically instructed His people not to eat pork and shellfish in the Old Testament God warned us that the pig was an unclean animal a scavenger and not to be eaten (Check out Leviticus 11).

No matter how you think about it, pigs are a rather dirty animals. They are considered the scavengers of the farm (created to eliminate any waste on the farm), often eating anything they can find. This includes not only bugs, insects, and whatever leftover scraps they find laying around, but also their own faeces (shit), as well as the dead carcasses of sick animals, including their own young. This in itself can explain why the meat of the pig can be so dirty or at the very least not so appetizing to consume by some cultures, ie  Muslim, Judaism and Rasta.

Pork is one of the most consumed meats in the world. China is the largest producer of pigs that were first domesticated way back around 7500 B.C. The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) states that more than 100 viruses come to the United States each year from China through pigs. There are some obvious concerns about this. Aside from not needing more viruses to fight off, some of these viruses can prove to be downright dangerous to humans.

You’re probably familiar with H1N1, better known as ‘the swine flu.” This too is a virus that has made the leap from pig to human. But H1N1 is not the only disease to fear from the pig. There are other sicknesses you can get from eating the meat of the pig. Pork meat is loaded with toxins, more so than most other meats like beef and chicken.
Is Pork Meat Toxic ?

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 twenty-four hours to digest what it’s eaten.

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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 their system to be stored in their more than adequate fatty tissues ready for our consumption.

Another issue with the pig is that it doesn’t have any sweat glands. Sweat glands are a tool the body uses to be rid of toxins. This leaves more toxins in the pig’s body. I don’t have to tell you that when you consume pork meat, you too are getting all these toxins that weren’t eliminated from the pig. None of us need more toxins in our systems. In fact we should all be doing what we can to eliminate and cut down on toxin exposure. One vital way to do this is by choosing what you eat carefully.

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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.

This is an infection that humans get from eating undercooked or uncooked pork that contains the larvae of the trichinae worm. This worm parasite is very commonly found in pork. When the worm, most often living in cysts in the stomach, opens through stomach acids, its larvae are released into the body of the pig. These new worms make their homes in the muscles of the pig. Next stop? The unknowing human body who consumes this infected meat flesh. And while no one particularly wants to consume worms, is a serious I trichinosis illness that you should do virtually anything to avoid.
Common Symptoms of Trichinosis:

” Nausea.

” Vomiting.

” Diarrhoea.

” Headache.

” Fever.

” Chills.

” Cough.

” Swollen eyes.

” Muscle pain.

” Aching joints.

” Coordination problems.

” Heart issues.

” Breathing problems.
These symptoms of trichinosis can really put you out of the game for quite a while. According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) these symptoms can last for weeks and in more serious cases months on end. The CDC recommends thorough cooking of pork as well as freezing the pork meat prior to cooking to kill off any worms. I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel good about eating anything that I first have to kill off its worms to eat. In fact, it’s been theorized that trichinosis is the exact cause of Mozart’s rather sudden death at age 35. An American researcher theorized this after studying all the documents recording the days before, during, and after Mozart’s death.
Pigs are primary carriers of:
1.  Tapeworm
2. Hepatitis E virus (HEV)
3. PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome)
4. Nipah virus
5. Menangle virus
Each of these parasites and viruses can lead to serious health problems that can last for years to come. What you choose to eat is up to you. Myself, I choose to stay away from unclean pork (and shellfish.) The reasons discussed.

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Do your own research, then make your own educated decision about what you choose to feed yourself and your loved ones.

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