Some religions forbid consuming pork. Pigs eat the most disgusting things you can imagine, like urine, feces, and spoiled foods.
But the worst part is that the toxins they consume can’t be eliminated from their bodies, so they build up in their fat cells and organs.
Yersinia enterocolitica is a hazardous microorganism which can be found in this animal’s body. It causes sickness, fever, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. Another contaminant found in pigs’ bodies is Ractopamine which can even cause death when consumed.
The pigs’ intestines is residence of Taenia solium which causes contamination of tissues and loss of appetite. The parasitic roundworm Trichinella causes edema, malaise, myalgia, and fever. Menangle infection on the other hand causes migraine, sweating, and chills. The Hepatitis E viral irritation causes fatigue and nausea.
To avoid all of these health problems, the intestinal parasites in pigs needs to be destroyed. This can be achieved by cooking the pork at high temperatures. Raw pork mustn’t be put together with products which can be consumed raw. Always wash your hands after touching raw pork, and when you purchase pork meat, make sure it has no chemicals, ractopamine, anti-toxins, and medication in it.
However, even when the pork is properly cooked, the doubt about this meat still exists as pigs consume many substandard foods. More consumption of pork means risk of more diseases. Pigs from factory farms are those generally used in the production of pork.
But most factory farms don’t offer clean pastures, sufficient sunlight, and access to clean air for pigs. Instead of green grass, they give pigs anti-infection agents and medications as food, which make them grow and age faster. This in turn, raises their market value.
Pigs from most farms live surrounded by their urine, feces, and vomit. This unhealthy environment makes them breathe in lethal gas and develop the skin disease mange. The ammonia present in their urine and feces makes them develop pneumonia before being slaughtered.
All of these side effects are just few of the problems you can expect from consuming pork. That’s why you should always research about the origin of pork you plan to buy.