Did you know that?
Chicharon a healthy snack, would you believe that? We all know that chicharon is tagged as one of the unhealthy food that we usually eat. Because of its very high sodium (salt) content that can raise blood pressure, which in turn can to heart problems. Fats, moreover, still translate to a high amount of calories (one small pack has more calories than a cup of rice) – which we also conveniently ignored. Finally, most chicharon is further processed and include MSG, among other unhealthy ingredients.
But do we know that beyond the above information, chicharon has also a good effect on our health? Here’s how.
Nutrition — Macronutrients
“One ounce of fried pork skin contains 152 calories, with 79 calories — more than half — coming from fat. For a fried snack food, pork skins are high in protein, containing 17 g of protein. There are no carbohydrates, making pork skins a low-glycemic food, with little impact on blood sugar. If you’re following a 2,000-calorie diet, between 200 and 700 calories should come from protein, and 500 to 700 calories should come from fat. Pork skins can easily fit into your daily diet, if you practice portion control.”
Eating pork rinds and staying healthy
“If you think you have to avoid junk food to maintain a healthful diet, think again. Many taboo foods aren’t as bad as you think, or they at least have close alternatives that won’t kill you. Pork rinds, for example, are deep-fried pigskin, but “Junk Food That’s Good for You, ” an article on the Web site of Men’s Health magazine, points out that they also have zero carbs, nine grams of fat — 43 percent unsaturated — and 17 grams of protein, which make them more acceptable as an occasional snack than, say, a small bag of potato chips. ”
-Read more on https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/some-junk-food-isnt-all-that-bad-for-you-dietitian-says-but-moderation-is-key/2012/04/23/gIQAjt9lcT_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7b38e7f3471b
A fat burning keto snack you can eat at night to lose weight
“You might think I’m crazy for this one because pork rinds seem to be the epitome of an unhealthy snack. However, when you are on the low-carb fix then pork rinds are awesome! Most pork rinds contain zero carbs (check for yourself) and have just fat and protein. Perfect for keto and most low-carb diets! Even better, you can get them in a variety of flavours so you aren’t stuck with just the regular. If you want to add even more variety then I suggest adding some popcorn seasoning to the mix.
-Read more on https://thrivestrive.com/fat-burning-snacks/
But of course, we should not forget how to control what eat 🙂