It would be best if you watched what you eat in moderation. Eating Lechon is fine as long as you know how to reprimand and restrict yourself with sufficient frequency and, of course, by participating in active activities to achieve a normal and healthy body. However, health organizations always remind the public that overeating Lechon will lead to heart attack, especially to people with hypertension history.
Is Lechon healthy?
Lechon has a high-calorie count and has always been on the Philippines’ top three most unhealthy foods. This dish, when overeaten, will ruin your dietary plan in losing weight and being healthy.
There are some tips in which how you can enjoy eating Lechon without worrying and somehow, a healthier way:
It would be best if you understood Lechon’s nutritional facts. More or less, every serving of Lechon, which is approximately 3 ounces, has around 250 calories, 23 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbohydrates, and 29 grams of protein. Now, make a habit for yourself to eat less fat and thrice more lean meat. It should follow the 1:3 ratio for fat and protein, respectively.
Next, know that the healthiest part of the pig is the pork shoulder. The pork belly has more fat content than the pork shoulder. Pork shoulder has more lean meat, though it is not tender as the belly but can be as juicy. It is a healthier option if you have Lechon cravings. Another one is to cook it again on an air fryer to eliminate some of its oil.
The last one, you should know what food to pair while eating Lechon. You can pair it with some steamed veggies and a light salad. Note that you should replace these instead of a cup of rice. For the dipping sauce, do not drown your Lechon into it because spices also have high-calorie content.