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2 Healthy Reasons You Should Minimize The Rate At Which You Eat Pork

Pork is the meat from pig. It is consumed and enjoyed by many. Just like other meats, it is a source of protein plus other nutrients. However, there are some side effects excess consumption of such meats could incur to the body and this article shall deal on two of them. 

Source: 9jafoodie

1. High cholesterol levels

Pork is known for it's high levels of saturated fats. Saturated fats are the cholesterol unhealthy for the body. They contain low density lipoprotein. Excess of these fats in the body could spike the body cholesterol levels and when ignored, the outcomes are usually disastrous. Among these outcomes would include formation of plaques in the blood vessels obstructing the normal flow of blood. Atherosclerosis, heart diseases, stroke can all result from such a condition. Thus it is advised not to make pork something of regular consumption, especially among the old and the elderly.

2. Possibility of roundworms that could result to ascariasis

Pigs are known to be dirty animals in their lifestyle and their feeding habits. Roundworms are known to be peculiar with dirty environments and with such vicinities being an abode for pigs, they are likely going to get infected from the foods they eat in such a place or even through a direct contact with such organisms. Frequent consumption of pork could lead to an increased chance if getting infected with roundworms which when in excess could give rise to a condition known as Ascariasis. Symptoms often include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and in extreme conditions - intestinal obstruction. Therefore it is advised to reduce it's consumption rate or at least, if you must, make sure you heat it properly so as to kill every of the surviving worms or eggs before getting it into your body. 

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