[quote]Holy crap! I was just playing around entering some cuts of pork into cronometer and pork belly is crazy high in calories! I usually eat 200g meat portions so I entered that in of pork belly to compare and it has 1036 calories!! Add some butter to cook it and that would just about be my entire daily intake as per usual. [/quote]
I regularly take two or three days a week and eat almost nothing but bacon and eggs. One pound of bacon and then four eggs. All I need for the day.
[QUOTE=Heth;960363]Which cuts of pork are fatty? Pork's the "other" meat that I walk straight past...I've only ever bought bacon and ham but I steer clear of both of those now because I think I was getting a headache from all the nitrates. But I've just rediscovered lamb, so I'm inspired to experiment with some pork cuts too. Looking at the website of a local grocery store I see that pork loin chops, pork belly, pork cutlets, pork spare ribs and shoulder chops are all available and reasonably priced, and they're free range.[/QUOTE]
You can buy it now nitrate & nitrite free, it's so good.
I love this post. The pig has obviously always been revered by people. I recently did an experiment where I took pork and beef out of my diet for a beef which was all I had eat for a couple months. I switched to salmon and chicken. I wouldn't say I felt like shit, but I definitely feel much better with pork and beef in my diet. I realize this is a personal experiment so there isn't any factual information to offer. Someone close to me just advertised pastured pigs for sale at a great price, I would really love to order half of one if I can get some money put back. The only drawback is they advertise that the pigs have access to "high quality corn" daily. Although the pigs looked very healthy and forage through the woods all day long. Its gotta be much better than the stuff I get at Wal-Mart lol
[QUOTE=Betorq;960293]The societies I'm most familiar with that consume a LOT o' pork are the Filipinos & the Hawaiians, also consume a lot of fish as well. Also taro, fresh fruits (I'm speaking traditional diets, not modern diets).
Also they are either some or all of the following: active physical workers, ocean swimmers, walkers, hikers, mountain climbers & kayakers & surfers.
I'm a recent convert to the religion of pork (raised in a kosher home).
I love it!
I seek it out, in the form of my weekend bacon which I look forward to, yeah tomorrow is Sunday, as well as pulled pork which I make myself complete with a finally perfected paleo BBQ sauce that rocks out, even my former-grocery-store-brand-lovin' mom loves it! (high praise).
The Chinese venerate it, for its many healthy energetic attributes: take yer pick from these many links to TCM sites. I particularly enjoyed reading #5, bacon, trotters, gallbladders, hearts you name it the Chinese eat & categorize it...
[LIST=1][*][B][URL="http://www.tcmwell.com/TCMNaturalTherapy/DietaryTherapy/Food-treatment--winter-eating-pork-seven-major-benefits-of-blood.html"]Food treatment: winter eating [I]pork[/I] seven major [I]benefits[/I] of blood [B]...[/B][/URL][/B]
[COLOR=#666666]Nov 16, 2011 – [/COLOR]Nutrient-rich pig's blood, food therapy can stasis, stop bleeding, colon,Winter is the season of nutritional supplements, the [I]benefits[/I] of eating [B]...[/B]
[/COLOR][*][B][URL="http://www.asante-academy.com/ke-explains/foodsa-z/pork.htm"][I]Pork[/I]|[I]Chinese Medicine[/I] Diet, Food + Nutrition Guide[/URL][/B]
Read more about [I]Pork[/I] in Dr Deng's [I]Chinese Medicine[/I] Diet, Food and Nutrition A-Z guide. [B]...[/B] [I]Pork[/I] meat nourishes weakness, [I]benefits[/I] the blood and qi. People [B]...[/B]
[/COLOR][*][B][URL="http://www.study-in-china.org/ChinaFeature/ChineseMedicine/201012132019127783.htm"]Five Elements Guide [I]TCM[/I] Doctors - Study In China[/URL][/B]
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[COLOR=#666666]Dec 13, 2010 – [/COLOR]UNDER [I]TCM[/I] theory, even people are classified according to the five elements. [B]...[/B] Foods that [I]benefit[/I] the heart while nourishing yin are often [B]...[/B] Lean [I]pork[/I], jujube, glutinous rice, beef, chicken and black mullet are good choices.
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In [I]Traditional Chinese Medicine[/I] ([I]TCM[/I]), the notion of heaty (yang)(as [B]...[/B] duck, fig, kidney bean, lotus fruit and seed, milk, olive, oyster, papaya, [I]pork[/I], potato, [B]...[/B]
[/COLOR][*][COLOR=#1122CC][B][PDF][/B][/COLOR] [B][URL="http://www.meridian-acupuncture-clinic.com/support-files/tcm-pork.pdf"][I]PORK[/I]: MOISTENING YOUR INTERNAL DESERT - Meridian [B]...[/B][/URL][/B]
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12 spezzatino.com Volume 10. FOODS THAT HEAL. [I]TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE[/I]. [I]PORK[/I]: MOISTENING. YOUR INTERNAL. DESERT. Paul O'Brien [B]...[/B]
[/COLOR][*][B][URL="http://www.tcmecc.org/foodtherapy.htm"][I]TCM[/I] -What is Food Therapy?[/URL][/B]
One of the 5 major branches of [I]Traditional Chinese Medicine[/I] is Food Therapy. [B]...[/B] 2. Black -boned chicken 3. Chicken 4. Duck 5. Mutton 6. [I]Pork[/I]. Dairy Products. 1. [B].....[/B] It also [I]benefits[/I] the heart, and is useful for palpitations due to fright, insomnia, [B]...[/B]
[/COLOR][*][B][URL="http://www.acupuncture.com/Conditions/diabetes2c.htm"]Acupuncture.Com - Diabetes Mellitus From Western and [I]TCM[/I] [B]...[/B][/URL][/B]
The Chinese author's treatment using [I]pork[/I] pancreas was similar to modern treatment by insulin. In [I]Chinese medicine[/I] however, thirst, weight loss, fatigue, and [B]...[/B]
[/COLOR][*][B][URL="http://www.acupuncture.com/nutrition/chinut1.htm"]Chinese Nutrition by Food Group - [I]Traditional Chinese Medicine[/I][/URL][/B]
Qi. [I]Pork[/I]: neutral, sweet & salty, Sp, St, Ki, Lubricates dryness (Ni: sl. cold) [B]...[/B] Egg white: cool, sweet, detoxifies, lubricates Lu, cools hot sensations, [I]benefits[/I] throat [B]...[/B]
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[COLOR=#666666]Mar 26, 2009 – [/COLOR]As you can see, while [I]pork[/I] trotter is rich in calcium and vinegar helps[B]...[/B] Of course you don't have to be a mom to enjoy the [I]benefits[/I] of vinegar.
[/COLOR][*][B][URL="http://koosacupuncture.com/page1.html"]Koo's Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic - [I]TCM[/I] Chinese Nutrition[/URL][/B]
Our ancestors took [I]advantage[/I] of the medicinal qualities of food to prevent and treat [B]....[/B]function: [I]pork[/I] or chicken livers can [I]benefit[/I] persons having Liver disorders ; [B]...[/B][/COLOR][/LIST][/QUOTE]
Cool post! Thanks for sharing this.
I've been eating a LOT of ground pork recently and feeling pretty good. I can get pasture-raised ground pork cheaper than I can the equivilent amount of grass-fed ground beef. That's certainly helped me make up my mind that pork is ok to include. :cool:
Also, can't go wrong with a wonderful pasture-raised pork loin chop cooked to perfection in coconut oil, letting the chops soak up that coconut flavor, topped over a delicious veggie-filled omlete. :p Now I'm drooling.
Also, for an interesting way to get your pork AND your beef in one sitting...
Blend four or five uncooked slices of bacon in blender. Add resultant mush to one pound of ground beef. Cook and fill entire residence with delicious smoked smell that seems to permeate even deeper than cooking bacon on it's own does.
I've eaten boar. You can't lump it together with pork. Much better. Almost nutty.
[QUOTE=sbhikes;960215]I have a chart here in Art and Science of Low Carb Performance:
Pig fat (lard): 12% PUFA, 47% MUFA, 41% SFA
Human fat: 18% PUFA, 55% MUFA, 27% SFA [/QUOTE]
First time I saw a break-down of human adipose. Does that suggest we should be consuming about the same mix of fats? Eg, if our bodies are smart enough to store 18% PUFA, 55% MUFA and only 27% SFA, shouldn't we consume in about that same percentage?
Pork is my favourite meat. I only make ruminants the cornerstone of my diet as I have been informed that the O3 ratio is superior.
Pork belly = heaven.
[QUOTE=Alex Good;960586]I've eaten boar. You can't lump it together with pork. Much better. Almost nutty.[/QUOTE]Oh,yeah. Yummy stuff. They have wild boar meat at my local Sprouts store so I eat that sometimes and make sausage out of it. But I do pretty much give other pork a pass due to their diet.
[QUOTE=Paleobird;960669]Oh,yeah. Yummy stuff. They have wild boar meat at my local Sprouts store so I eat that sometimes and make sausage out of it. But I do pretty much give other pork a pass due to their diet.[/QUOTE]
I have a naturally raised pork source. I still prefer the boar though. I'll actually be heading to the market at the start of next month to pick up an entire trunkfull of pork, beef and any exotic meats that catch my eye.