There are religions which forbid eating pork, because they consider it unclean. Pigs eat disgusting things, so many studies confirm that their meat is not healthy.
They eat feces, urine, and also spoiled food. These toxins remain in the organs and fat cells of the animal, because the food is processed in only 4 hours.
A study conducted on 200 pigs, showed that the harmful microorganism, Yersinia enteroclitica was found in almost 80% of the pigs. This bacteria causes health problems like: cramps, fever, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea.
This contaminant wasn’t the only one. For example, ractoparmine is a drug found in pork, which can even cause death when consumed by sick people. This drug is not allowed in China and Europe.
Moreover, the infections and parasites in pigs can be transmitted to humans.
The intestinal parasite Taenia solium, causes appetite loss, while the parasitic roundworm Trichinella causes even more serious health conditions such as malaise, edema, fever, and myalgia. The menangle infection and jaundice cause excessive sweating, severe headaches and chills. Fatigue and nausea occur as a result of viral irritation hepatitis E.
If you cook the meat on the right temperature, the chances of experiencing these problems are lower. But, you could never know whether all the contaminants had been destroyed. In case you are consuming pork, use a meat thermometer in order to measure the inward temperature of the meat.
Cook pork slashes at 145 degrees Fahrenheit, while ground pork should be cooked at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure you always wash your hands thoroughly after touching crude pork. Also, look for organic pork meat, labeled as Animal Welfare Approved, with no added chemicals in it. However, even if you find a package which says that the pork has high-quality, you still don’t know the conditions under which the pigs were kept.
Most of the pigs used for meat production are found in factory farms, where they don’t have clean air and sufficient sunlight. They should be eating green grass, but they are given medications and anti-infection agents. The farmers only look for their profit, giving them artificial food in order to grow faster.
The worst thing is that in these factory farms, pigs are surrounded by their own vomit, urine, and feces. Unfortunately, they often get pneumonia before they are slaughtered.
Having all these things in mind, think twice next time you are buying pork meat. Better safe than sorry, right?