Pork belly is an inexpensive, fatty cut of meat from the underside of the pig. Spareribs also come from this area. When sliced and cured, it becomes bacon.
🥓Pork belly is a perfect food for a very high fat, moderate protein diet. If you need extra fat in the day and don’t want to consume liquid oils, try pork belly.
🍊Pork belly is a great source for Vitamin B12 and has measurable amounts of Vitamin C. Yes, Vitamin C.⠀
🧖🏻♀️Pork belly is also rich in Thiamin, more than ribeye or chicken wings, from an ounce to ounce comparison. Thiamin or B1 is part of the 8 water-soluble B-complex vitamins. Thiamin is required for the breakdown of fats and protein and helps maintain muscle tone in the digestive tract walls. Thiamin also supports the overall health of the nervous system, skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver.⠀
🧘🏻♀️Thiamin also improves the body’s ability to endure stress and has been called the anti-stress vitamin.⠀
🦴Pork belly also contains Manganese, a mineral that seems to be missing in ribeye and chicken wings (per the USDA list). Manganese supports healthy bones by increasing spinal bone density and delaying the progression of osteoporosis.⠀
💉Manganese also regulates blood sugar, boosts metabolism, has antioxidant capabilities to protect against disease, relieves chronic inflammation and sprains, helps in preventing epileptic seizures, good for thyroid health, and BOOSTS vitamin absorption (e.g., Vitamin E & B, magnesium, etc.), supports digestion and improves cognitive function.⠀
💡If not, to sum up, eat tasty pork belly and you’ll get the Vitamin C that carnivore skeptics.