the Iberian ham elaboration process is eco-sustainable because it respects the traditional processes and curing takes place in natural drying rooms and cellars?
Iberian ham is an antioxidant and has high vitamin E content?
Iberian acorn ham is apt for cholesterol control diets? It comes from pigs fed on acorns and so its fat has a similar composition to that of vegetable, specifically like olive oil, which makes it an exceptional foodstuff.
ham has 50% more proteins than fresh meat? One hundred grams of Iberian ham is equal to 33% of the recommended daily protein intake. Proteins favour growth and tissue regeneration and, therefore, Iberian ham is specially recommended for children and the elderly.
Iberian ham has been acknowledged as a food that is a good for your heart? According to a study carried out by Perpetuo Socorro University Hospital in Badajoz, the monounsaturated fatty acids that it contains contribute to reducing cholesterol levels and its associated illnesses: arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris, heart attack… Amongst these acids we would highlight oleic acid —found in olive oil—, which the pig gets through acorns, and that’s why they are called olive trees on legs.
the grass and roots that the animals eat on the pastures add antioxidant substances to their meat, also rich in vitamin D?
eat 50 grams of Iberian ham a day improves vascular health?
A study conducted by the Endothelium and Cardiometabolic Medicine Unit of the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid shows that the consumption of Iberian ham improves vascular health in healthy people.
For six weeks, one group followed a diet enriched with Iberian ham, in an amount of 50 grams per day, while the second group, control, did not make this intake. Improvements in the endothelium (the layer of cells that lines the inside of blood vessels) were evidenced both from the biochemical and haemodynamic point of view, the research notes. In addition, the study shows that the positive effects of ham consumption remained for another six weeks after suspending food intake.
The study also indicates that Iberian ham can be introduced into the diet without gaining weight or increasing triglyceride levels, at least in the short term. Dr. Sabán, director of the study, highlights the potential that this work has in the cardiometabolic field and points out that it could benefit smokers, diabetics, hypertensives, people with high cholesterol, heart patients or subjects who have suffered a stroke, as well as influencing in aging itself, according to research carried out at the University of Baltimore (USA). "Living more and better goes through the care of the endothelium", emphasizes this researcher.