Maybe you shouldn’t feel so guilty consuming pork fat after all. According to a recent BBC report, scientists analyzed over 1,000 raw foods to rank how nutritious they are, and they discovered that pork fat is up there with the likes of chia seeds, almonds, and beet greens.
Each food item analyzed was given a nutritional score. The higher the score, the more likely that the food item would meet our daily nutritional needs when eaten in combination with other foods. The result of the study is a list of the 100 most nutritious foods, where pork fat ranks 8th.
Pork fat outrank other food items like arugula, fresh spinach, and bluefin tuna.
Pork fat was given the nutritional score of 73. It bested other healthy food items like squash, salmon, and walnuts.
- Almonds, 97
- Cherimoya (a type of fruit), 96
- Ocean perch (a deep-water fish), 89
- Flatfish, 88
- Chia seeds, 85
- Pumpkin seeds, 84
- Swiss chard, 78
- Pork fat, 73
- Beet greens, 70
- Snapper, 69
Pork fat is a good source of B vitamins and minerals.
It is also healthier and more unsaturated than other meats like beef and lamb. Of course consuming pork fat needs to be done in moderation. According to a Singapore-based nutritionist interviewed by the Chinese Daily, as quoted by Asia One:
“As long as it’s pure and unprocessed, it can be beneficial for the body. For example, meat is a better source of Vitamin B than fat, and essential omega-3 fatty acids are obtained from other foods.”
Many famous healthy foods also made the list.
These include pomegranates (with a nutritional score of 51), pink salmon (52), arugula (55), and kale (62). Other items in the top 100 list include:
- Dried parsley, 69
- Celery flakes, 68
- Watercress, 68
- Tangerines, 67
- Green peas, 67
- Pike, 65
- Alaska pollock, 65
- Green onion, 65
- Red cabbage, 65
- Pacific cod, 64
- Scallops, 64
- Pink grapefruit, 64
- Dandelion greens, 64
- Frozen spinach, 64
- Chili powder, 63
- Basil, 63
- Collards, 63
- Clams, 62
- Chili peppers, 62
- Broccoli Raab, 62
Stunning Images Show The Dramatic Change That Comes With High Tides and Low Tides
A fascinating contrast between two photos taken at the same vantage point but at different times.
Britain's foreshore can present scenic views, which, when taken during different times of the day, are equally mesmerizing, thanks to a sort of "magic trick" brought about by tides. English photographer Michael Marten happens to capture photos of the British coastline in identical views taken during high tide and low tide.
The images, also captured about six or eighteen hours apart, are placed side by side and what you'll see is how dramatic the change can be with tides. Check out Marten's project below and be captivated by the two states of nature.
Marten traveled the coastlines in Britain to take photos during high tide and low tide.
His photos are compiled in his book, "Sea Change."
16 Genius Elevator Ads That Will Give You the ‘Lift’ of Your Life
Want to see what an effective ad strategy looks like?
Elevators are among those innovations that have made our lives easier and better. And with the existence of hundreds of skyscrapers, this invention is definitely a blessing. While it is designed to lift us from one floor to another, many have utilized it for advertisements.
If you have gotten used to ordinary advertisements – like banners and billboards – then this compilation is definitely a new one. Below are examples of ads placed intelligently in elevators. This somehow proves that imagination can be a very helpful tool.
#1. Ride an elevator and be "Born Again."
#2. Well, this should wake you up on a lazy, cold Monday morning.
8 Everyday Habits and the Secrets They Tell About Your Personality
The things you do every day actually reveal a lot about who you really are.
It cannot be denied that each person has his/her own preferences and everyday rituals in life. Although they differ from one another, we rarely see them as habits. Rather, we see them as everyday ordinary actions that do not mean anything. Scientists, however, beg to differ.
They believe that these actions are connected to an individual’s personality. More importantly, they tell about parts of his/her personalities that he/she tries to hide. To help you better understand, we at Elite Readers compiled a list of seven common habits as well as the secrets they reveal. We believe that somehow, in one way or another, it will help you identify which people are fake and genuine.
#1. Organic Food
It is a reality that people who barely eat harmful food – as they choose healthier stuff – tend to judge others. They are even less altruistic and can be quite subjective at times. Research suggests that people who think they are doing well usually believe that they have the right to be unethical. Take for example individuals who love organic food. They think that since they are eating a much healthier meal they are much better than those who do not....