Pork: Your Healthy Summer Meat

The summer months offer a time to get active, a season to spend outdoors and an opportunity to make a change towards healthier habits. The warm weather offers an easy excuse to get out and exercise more. A wealth of fresh vegetables and fruit also make the transition to a healthy lifestyle a little bit easier. If you’re taking on this journey, you may be wondering what meat can accompany you on your journey to better health? Pork! This delicious meat can provide variety in your diet, without spiking fat content. Although pork is often thought to be very fatty, hogs have been bred over time to produce leaner meat. The Canadian Pork Council now says that if you trim away visible fat from pork cuts, this meat now qualifies as lean meat as described by the Health Canada guidelines. That’s good news for those of us interested in healthy eating. But that’s not all!

Pork is healthy in other ways too. Here’s how:

Rich in Protein

Pork is a great source of protein, making it an excellent choice if you’re looking for an energy boost or to build up muscle as you exercise this summer. 

Vitamin Booster

Pork is a source B-vitamins, such as B6, B12 as well as thiamin and niacin. These vitamins help with your body’s metabolism and energy production.

Low in Cholesterol

Did you know that chicken breast has a greater amount of cholesterol than pork tenderloin?

We encourage you to add some pork to your diet this summer. Along with plenty of fruits, vegetables and some exercise, pork can be part of your healthy summer plans.

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About Spragg’s Meat Shop

Spragg’s Meat Shop is a family-owned and operated business located in Rosemary, Alberta. Greg and Bonnie Spragg raise hogs, process, and market their pork products direct to Albertan consumers. Spragg’s works hard to produce the best pork for Albertans, from the day the pigs are born, to the day the pork chops are cut, bacon is smoked, and the roast is marinated. The Spragg family hopes that you get as much enjoyment eating their pork as they do getting it to your table.