It is a well known fact that several religious texts forbid the eating of pork. According to Leviticus, the third book of Judaism’s Torah and Christianity’s Old Testament, pork is an “unclean” meat and is non-kosher, since pigs do not “chew the cud.” Meanwhile, the eating of pork is condemned no less than four times in the Qur’an of Islam. While no direct reason is given for this condemnation, many Muslims believe that it is because pigs are disease-ridden animals.
The religious texts are correct,Though science and religion rarely share a similar perspective, there are many scientifically valid reasons for this religious condemnation of pork. Pigs really are dirty, unclean animals that eat almost anything, including rotten food, urine, feces, maggot-infested carcasses and even cancerous growths. That is the nature of the scavenger, and being raised on an organic, sustainable farm will not change that nature.
This unpleasant diet wouldn’t necessarily be a problem for humans if pigs had a digestive system that effectively removed the toxins from their bodies, but therein lies the problem: They don’t. Unlike ruminant animals such as cows, sheep and goats, which can take up to 24 hours to digest their vegetarian food, pigs digest their foul food within a mere four hours. This is not nearly long enough to remove excess toxins, so those toxins are stored within the fat cells and organs of the pig itself. Worse still, pigs do not have sweat glands (which are important agents for detoxification), further compounding their toxic load.
Americans love their pork mostly in the form of bacon, ham, sausage, pepperoni, pork chops, and ribs. But is the “other white meat” really good for us? Here are 5 top reasons why you shouldn’t eat pork.
1. A pig will eat anything
A garbage disposal, a pig will eat just about anything from urine, excrement, maggots, and rotten produce to cancerous growths off of other animals. If you believe you are what you eat, you’ll stop eating pork without reading any further.
2. Pigs have a dozen parasites
Flukes, tapeworms, worms, and trichinae thrive within the body of a pig. The trichinae worm is microscopically small. Once ingested, it can lodge itself in the intestines, muscles, spinal cord, and brain of humans resulting in the disease called trichinosis. Symptoms can be mistaken for acute alcoholism, arthritis, gall bladder trouble, gastritis, meningitis, MS, and rheumatism. There is no safe temperature to cook pork at to guarantee all parasites and their eggs have been killed.
3. Pigs carry the H1N1 virus
According to the Centers for Disease Control, pigs are carriers of more than 100 viruses including the H1N1 virus. Many of these viruses are easily transmittable to humans.
4. Pigs absorb toxins and don’t have sweat glands
Pig’s meat is far toxic than vension or beef and stays that way due to the pig’s inability to perspire due to their lack of sweat glands. Perspiring helps remove toxins from the body.
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