Is Pork a “Dirty” Meat?
This was an interesting question I came across recently, one that I’d never heard of before.
The premise was ‘if pigs don’t have sweat glands in their skin, then does that mean they’re not excreting toxins, and then aren’t they, therefore, a ‘dirty’ meat to ingest’?
True, pigs do not have sweat glands, but keep in mind that the most important purpose of sweating is to cool the body, not to ‘detoxify’ it.
The liver and the kidneys are what serve to ‘detoxify’, for lack of a better word, the body of a pig, similar to our excretory system.
Long story short- unless you’re avoiding pork for religious reasons, don’t feel the need to omit it from your healthy Paleo diet. Source it from a reliable, humane ranch where the pork is pastured and you’ll open the door for yet another enjoyable, Paleo protein option.