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Side Effects Of Pork

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The side effects of pork are mainly associated with food borne illness and its fat composition. Pork often becomes an important ingredient meals served on celebratory occasions as well as restaurant meals. It is relished in different forms like sausage, salami, bacon, porketta, hot dogs and pork chops. In spite of its popularity, we can’t overlook the dangers associated with eating pork. Read further to have a better insight on the ill effects of pork on our health.


Food Borne Diseases

Pork is known to harbor several harmful pathogens which cause several food borne diseases on its consumption. One can remain protected from some of the pathogens if the pork is properly cleaned and cooked. However, some of the pathogens are very resistant in nature and they survive the cooking temperature and thus invade our body. Following are the common food borne illnesses associated with pork consumption:

  • Erysipelas
  • Leprosy
  • Biliousness
  • Dispepsia
  • Tapeworm
  • Trichinae

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Deposition Of Bad Cholesterol

Pork is known to have more fat content as compared to chicken or beef. It is very high in calorie content as well, which leads to fat deposition in the body. Furthermore, various preparations of pork include addition of salt, butter and cheese to it, thus bringing in more calories. All this results into following health disorders if pork is consumed in excess quantity:

  • Heart attack
  • Cancer
  • Sodium retention


In addition, unhealthy weight gain is more commonly associated with eating pork. Thus, we have seen that side effects of pork are serious and often lead to serious health disorders. Pork should never be consumed in excess and necessary precautions should be taken while purchasing and cooking it.


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