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Healthy cured meats and sausages in order from more to less healthy

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Would you like to follow a 100% remorseless diet? If so, you’re in the right place. At Enrique Tomás we will explain to you which are the sausages and cured meats that are not bad for your cholesterol, those that have fewer calories and those with a higher protein content.

However, although the WHO does not recommend the excessive consumption of sausages, when we talk about this type of food, we must make a difference since there is a tendency to confuse sausage with cured meat, and it is not the same either in form or in the production process. A sausage is defined as a “preparation consisting of a natural or synthetic casing stuffed with minced pork, bacon, cooked blood or other ingredients and seasonings that is usually elongated and rounded in shape and presented raw, cooked, cured or smoked. Therefore, the Iberian ham is totally discarded as a sausage, and the lomo (loin) should also be considered a cured meat, as it is a whole piece of the animal that is cured as it is.

So all sausages, unless your doctor has advised you against it for some reason, are not bad for your health if taken from time to time and in moderate quantity.  As for ham, you can eat it without any problem, unless your doctor advises you not to eat it, and as often as you like in moderation, because it is healthy. We tell you about it

Cured meats

The most outstanding is the Jamón and secondly the lomo/loin

Jamón Ibérico

This is a very tasty and high quality product, which is obtained thanks to the capacity of the Iberian pigs to infiltrate fat into their muscles and to their diet based on acorns, bushes and natural grass.

Its meat contains 50% more protein than fresh meat, as well as being rich in vitamin B, zinc, calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium, copper and phosphorus. Ah! And in case you didn’t know, Iberian ham is not fattening, in moderate quantity, as its fat content is very low.

The consumption of Iberian ham not only benefits the immune system, but also helps the cholesterol due to its high content of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid that contributes to reduce the bad cholesterol of our body.

Buy Iberiam ham/Jamón ibérico

Jamón Serrano

Serrano ham is another healthy cured meat you can eat. This food is also obtained from the hind legs of the pig, but not from the Iberian breed, but from the white breed, which implies an important difference in taste, texture, colour, appearance and aroma.

At Enrique Tomás we have a team of great professionals who take care of even the smallest detail so that the end customer can buy Serrano ham in optimum conditions.

It is a low-fat meat product rich in nutrients, calcium, B and D vitamins, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium and phosphorus, and its consumption is recommended to avoid osteoporosis.

It is also a source of proteins easily assimilated by the body, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory at a vascular level.

Lomo

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The cured loin is made with the leanest meat of the pig, so its fat content is low.

During its preparation, it is not mixed with meat from other parts of the animal and is a whole piece that, once salted, is seasoned with garlic, oregano, paprika and then stuffed into natural pork intestines.

It should be noted that it is a food rich in protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium and vitamins K, E, B1, B12 and B3. Even so, it is not recommended for people suffering from high blood pressure because it is rich in sodium.

The sausages

Cooked ham

This sausage is popularly known as Sweet ham and is a meat product derived from pork rich in protein, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamins K, B3, B4 and B1.

Cooked ham has a high sodium content, so its consumption is not recommended for people suffering from hypertension. Similarly, it is not suitable for diabetics, as it usually contains sugars.

Turkey breast

When it comes to sausages, the turkey breast is not lacking in the diet of those who wish to lose weight.

This sausage is low in fat, high in protein, 75% water and rich in B vitamins. As you can see, it is ideal for stuffing snacks, preparing salads or even eating it alone.

However, not all turkey meat is suitable for slimming diets or gluten-free diets, as its composition usually contains salt, milk, flour, starches of vegetable origin.

Chicken breast

Another healthy sausage that can be part of your daily diet is chicken breast. Its nutritional value is very similar to that of turkey breast and is also low in fat.

Remember that if you are going to buy packaged cold cuts, it is very important that you read the labels carefully and buy products that have a higher meat content.

Avoid all those that contain sugar, flour or starch, and always keep in mind that the cheapest cold cured meats are not always the healthiest

Are there any less recommended sausages?

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Although sausages generally provide us with a large amount of nutrients, there are some that are more recommendable than others because of their high content of saturated fats, cholesterol and salt.

Sausages such as chorizo, mortadella, salami, bacon and even salami have a bad reputation. However, if it is a question of Iberian sausages, they will be much healthier than any other product.

Furthermore, thanks to their content of vitamins B and K, among other nutrients, they help to overcome stress and depression, and in the case of cured meats they improve blood circulation and combat diseases such as diabetes and arthritis.

Finally, remember that you should consume them without abusing them and pay close attention to the origin of the products. At Enrique Tomás you will not only find the healthiest sausages, but also the best quality. So make sure you prepare a good table of cold meats.

Buy now an Iberian ham or Serrano ham in any of our stores or in the online platform and enjoy its many benefits. You will love it!

 

 

 

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Sliced ham
Tipo de servicio
Sliced ham
Nombre del proveedor
ENRIQUE TOMÁS S.L.,
Holanda 27,Badalona,Barcelona-08917,
Telephone No.+34 93 383 84 85
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Sales Dpt.
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Find out now which are the healthy sausages and cured meats ordered from more to less healthy

Otros idiomas: Español Français Deutsch Italiano

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