Monday, August 22, 2011

Pork Loin: A Healthy Eat

I don't know if you know, but there is a lean healthy meat that's practical for cooking every day other than boneless, skinless chicken breast.  It's Pork Loin.  You can buy it in a roast or cut up as pork chops, thick or thin, which cook up really fast.  In fact, we just had some last night.  It's seriously a ten minute meal start to finish.

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Here in Cincinnati, aka 'Porkopolis', we have ready access to pork loin.  I know it's not that way everywhere, but it's definitely worth looking into.  One pork loin chop has more than half an adult male's daily requirement for protein, while still maintaining low fat.  In fact, nutritionist Ellie Krieger regularly subs pork loin chops in for chicken breast to mix things up a little.  They are also very high in zinc (good for immunity) and the B vitamins (good for metabolism and nervous system function, among other things).  All around, considering its normally reasonable price, it's well worth learning to cook it well!

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