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Is it true that the ham is not suitable for those who follow a low-calorie diet?

FALSE. It is very suitable for those who follow a low-calorie diet thamks to the ability to remove the visible fat.
Calories for 100 gr are about 220.

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Is it true that cured meats contain Omega-3?

TRUE. A portion of cured meats effectively contributes to the daily intake of essential fatty acids Omega-3e Omega-6 as well as satisfies the needs of EPA and DHA, the precious fat Omega-3.

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Is it true that the ideal combination of meats is with bread and farinaceous products?

TRUE. Because the carbohydrates represent a source of nutrient that is almost absent in cured meats.

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Is it true that eating cured meats damages the liver?

FALSE. One just has to consume the meat in the recommended portions and with the right frequency.
For example, for lunch or dinner, the recommended portion is 50gr.
2 or 3 times a week.

 

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Is it true that the meats are high in cholesterol?

FALSE. The content of cholesterol was diminished thanks to the development of new technologies of farming that provide a vegetarian, balanced diet and rich in vitamins for the animals.

 

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Is it true that cured meats do not contain vitamins?

FALSE. There are B vitamins (B1, B2, B3) in cured meats that are important for the nervous tissues, skin, mucous membranes and for the elimination of amino acids, fatty acids and cholesterol. With the vitamin B1, you can reach the recommended daily intake of 30 per adult with a single portion of 50gr. of meat

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Is it true that cured meats contain fats that “do well” to our body?

TRUE. In the cured meats we find the reduction of saturated fat and an increased of unsaturated fat such as those that “do well” to the health thanks to their positive effects on the heart and bloodstream.

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Is it true that meats are one of the most important sources of protein within our diet?

TRUE. Indeed, they are a valuable source of protein. In particular, those called “noble/essentials” which are essentials nutrients that our body cannot produce and which must necessarily be introduced with the diet.

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Is it true that cured meats make acne?

FALSE. Acne is mainly a hormonal problem and cured meat does not contribute significantly.

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Is it true that cured meat are not suitable for children and teens?

FALSE. Except for some certain diseases, all cured meats are suitable for children and teens for meals or snacks. For example, a small ham sandwich can be a snack when compared with the most widespread snacks looks much more rich of nutrients necessary for the growth.