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Is Eating Pork Overrated? What the Bible Says about Pork

Updated on August 16, 2017

Eating Pork

Many people grew up eating pork as children, my mother and other family members cooked pork. Back in the day, my uncle would cook every part of the pig. It was weird; he made pig ears, pigtails, pig snouts and more, on different occasions. When I smelled beacon or pork chops I had to have some. It smelled really good. But was it good for me? Then through the years, I started to have many headaches. I didn't know why. My family member started having episodes of high blood pressure, due to eating pork. He also drunk alcohol but that's another story. Pork is deceptive; it smells good and taste good. But it is extremely bad for us, after we swallow it and digest it; It is too late the pork is already sliding down our throats. Some of my family members and I stopped intentionally consuming pork many years ago. That's been over 10 years now; more than a decade ago.

Elevated Blood Pressure

It increases and causes many illnesses, and diseases such as an elevated blood pressure. And I don't miss eating it at all, sure I get tempted. But then I think of the side effects it has on a person’s body, and that is enough to keep me away from it. Research studies shows that pig’s flesh is toxic, and has worms. Pigs eat the slop of the ground, they eat any and everything. You really don't want to know all that pigs eat, they are n-a-s-t-y; and mainly, they are very unclean. It's no wonder that pork is the cheapest meat to purchase in the meat markets.

Eating Pork is Over Rated - Pork the Deception
Eating Pork is Over Rated - Pork the Deception

Pork Has Toxins

Have you ever noticed that pork-chops feel really slimey? That slimey feel is the mucous content, which is the inflammation in the unclean meat/pork.

Scientist researchers found high levels of Enterococci bacteria, a common cause of food poisoning that is resistant to antibiotic drugs. Who would want to eat something that is so toxic, that it's resistant to antibiotic drugs? An antibiotic is a drug that helps your body fight off infections that causes disease. Scientists say patients who have antibiotic-resistant Enterococci infections have a death rate of 37%. Pigs have very high histamine levels. Many people are allergic to pork because of the histamine, and pork also encourages the formation of excessive amounts of mucous (infection) in our bodies. Many people don't know that they are allergic to eating pork.

Swine are scavengers they eat whatever they find. The (U.S.) National Pork Board, have led an aggressive on farm food safety research program since 1994, that states, the presence of parasites in "the Other White Meat."

Back in the day, we used lard for cooking oil to fry almost everything in. Lard is swine fat, and it smells strange. I had this one family member who would use lard as moisturizer on her skin. Also, as children my cousins and I would buy pickled pig feet at our corner market. And we bought little bags of crackling skins, then we added hot sauce, and it was on. We were children that ate what our parents ate.

Detox from Pork

After all these encounters with pigs' meat, I'm sure many people will have to detox their bodies from consuming pork. Also there will be less people getting the colonoscopy procedure, if they didn't eat pork and less beef. I'm sure there are a couple of ways to detox your body from eating pork meat. I believe that if you juice fruits and vegetables for one week, it will help your body detox from impurities.

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Eating Pork Over Rated - continued

In many people the disease exhibits no symptoms and is discovered only at autopsy; this is another reason why eating pork is deceptive. In other individuals it causes diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms, as the worms divide in the digestive tract.

I've seen a video about pouring Coca-Cola (soda) on pork, waited a little while, and then there were worms crawling out of it.

Pet Owners Feed Pork to Pets

Pet owners can't feed pork to their dogs; it will start making pets get ill in many ways. A pet owner claims that her dog had diarrhea from consuming pork meat. Dogs can't eat pigs but pigs can eat dogs, and that's exactly what they do; pigs eat dead carcasses of anything. If a dog can't eat swine, why do we humans force ourselves to eat it? We are what we eat.

Tapeworms Caused by Consuming Pork Meat

The pig is the main carrier of the taenia solium worm. These tapeworms are found in human intestines. The tapeworm can be incurable once it reaches beyond a certain stage. Research shows 1 in 6 people in the United Stated has trichinosis from eating trichina worms, which are found in pork. Studies have proven that pigs/swine contain toxins, yes they are toxic.

Eating pig flesh can cause inflammation and itching. Also causes arthritis and swelling tendons. More reasons not to eat pork: obesity, heart problems, elevated blood pressure, gallstones, strokes, and there are more unhealthy reasons.

Verse of Scripture about Eating Pork/Swine

Eating pork in the Bible is not permitted, because eating pork is a sin. It goes against the commandments of God.

♥ The swine is unclean for you; you should not eat their flesh or touch their dead carcasses. Deuteronomy 14: 8 (God's commandment) ♥

If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments. (John 14:15)

Follow God's Commandments and Be Healed to Live. Break God's Commandments and Get Repercussion and Consequences.

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      4 years ago

      Raw pork smells something bad even before it goes bad.

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      6 years ago


    • Brinafr3sh profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi Sun-Girl,

      thank you for commenting.

    • Sun-Girl profile image


      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Excellent and well shared article you have in here.

    • Brinafr3sh profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Thanks for the "Truth" DrPastorCarlotta. The truth is what it is.

    • drpastorcarlotta profile image

      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      8 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Yes, it's at the beginning of Chapter 11 in Leviticus. I'm using the New

      American Bible because it's one of the more readable translations.

      Leviticus, Chapter 11

      1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,


      "Speak to the Israelites and tell them: Of all land animals these are the ones

      you may eat:


      any animal that has hoofs you may eat, provided it is cloven-footed and chews

      the cud.


      But you shall not eat any of the following that only chew the cud or only have

      hoofs: the camel, which indeed chews the cud, but does not have hoofs and is

      therefore unclean for you;


      2 the rock badger, which indeed chews the cud, but does not have hoofs and is

      therefore unclean for you;


      the hare, which indeed chews the cud, but does not have hoofs and is therefore

      unclean for you; and the pig,


      which does indeed have hoofs and is cloven-footed, but does not chew the cud

      and is therefore unclean for you.


      Their flesh you shall not eat, and their dead bodies you shall not touch; they

      are unclean for you.

    • Brinafr3sh profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from West Coast, United States

      :) Hi Feenix, I get what your saying. You just make sure you say your blessings before and after eating those "pork ribs." :)

    • feenix profile image


      9 years ago

      Brinafr3sh, when I was growing up, my family and I ate a whole lot of "pig". And when I was a soldier, the Army fed us a lot of pork.

      However, shortly after I got out of the Army in 1970, I met a some brothers who were members of the Nation of Islam and they succeeded at drawing me away from pork.

      Although I still love the smell of bacon fying on the stove, like the way that good ham and cheese sandwich looks, nearly salivate at the sight of "barbequed" spare ribs and pork loin roasts, I only eat pork about once or twice a year (I mean, like, a man's gotta have some "ribs" once in awhile).

    • Brinafr3sh profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from West Coast, United States

      @ KatieM2, Forex Ninja, Jpcmc, Tiffany Mitchell, and PK2010, I thank you all for your comments, visit again.


    • PK2010 profile image

      Anthea Kwaw 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great eye opener. I grew up with pork featuring as one of the main sources of meat at home. My dad loved his bacon and his pork chops. Since I have been married I have rarely eaten pork not out of choice, but because my husband doesn't like it, hence I rarely if ever cook it. As you rightly pointed out, if we won't feed pork to our dogs why do we eat pork. They are listed as one of the filthiest animals that live on our planet, they roll in mud and eat anything and everything. Your hub has actually put me off pork. Just reading about what will happen when you pour coca cola on pork has my skin crawling.

      Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

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      Tiffany Mitchell 

      9 years ago

      Great hub. We stopped eating Pork in 2007. Very close to not eating meat at all, as we don't eat beef for various reasons as well.

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      JP Carlos 

      9 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Proper food preparation and sanitation is very important whether you're preparing pork, cattle, chicken, fish and even vegetables. I rarely eat pork nowadays not because of the possible illnesses associated with it. I enjoy eating fish now more than before.

      As for the quote in Deuteronomy, can't argue with that. That's faith.

      This is one eye-opening hub. Thanks for the info.

    • FOREX NINJA profile image


      9 years ago

      I have not tasted pork meat before and dont have interest in eating it in life.

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      Katie McMurray 

      9 years ago from Westerville

      I do not eat pork, never have never will, pork is not a choice in my mind. Thanks for the great report on pork. It is gross as toxins are always present in the pork meat.

      :) Katie


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