Some religions forbid the consumption of pork, and one reason is that it is considered “dirty”. While for others, it is just a simple belief and will not affect the health of any person.
However, a recent study conducted to find out how great the danger of eating pork can cause, can support this belief.
Consumer Reports conducted a review of nearly 500 samples of meat and is that 69% of those who had been adulterated by hazardous chemicals and bacteria.
As we all know, pigs are considered scavengers, which means they eat almost everything, including livelihood in poor condition, urine, faeces and dangerous growths.
The digestive system of pigs can not remove poisons added, because pigs process their food in 4 hours. This is enough to uproot the amount of poisons that have been ingested time. Poisons are then stored in fat cells and organs of the animal.
Many parasites, infections and other creatures thrive in pigs, and most of these can be transmitted directly to people.
The research found that Yersinia enterocolitica, a dangerous organism that causes fever, gastrointestinal disease, diarrhea, vomiting, cramps and had been detected in some samples.
Additional findings said contaminant ractopamine was found, a questionable drug that is banned in Europe and China and is said to cause death when consumed.
Apart from this, Trichinella was also present. It is a parasitic nematode that causes discomfort, edema, fever and myalgia. It also causes chills, headache and excessive human consumption after sweating.
A microorganism called pork tapeworm already present in the area of pig intestines can lead to contamination of tissues along with loss of appetite.
To avoid some of these health problems unwanted, it is recommended to cook meat at high temperatures, as it will help kill intestinal parasites and infections present in the body pork , which he is responsible for several diseases.
When buying pork, just make sure it is free of chemicals, drugs and antitoxins.