Perhaps not everyone knows that Italian ham is a valid ally for those who are looking for healthy eating habits. Among cold cuts, ham is the one that is most recommended in diets, especially if included in a balanced plan. 

When deprived of its visible fat, ham is included in the category of lean meat: indeed, thanks to its high protein content, it is an easily digestible product, it is both low in fat and carbohydrates. Besides, it has no gluten, an attribute that makes it perfect even for people who are gluten-free. 

The benefits of ham

Another aspect that makes ham a feasible option to bring to your table is its wealth of mineral salts such as potassium, calcium, and iron. Moreover, it contains two very important vitamins for the well-being of our organism: B12 and B2. The first facilitates the assimilation of fats, helps in the prevention of cancer, promotes development and memory, and reduces fatigue and stress; while the second is used for the formation of red blood cells, protects against free radicals, and acts as an antioxidant.

Do not forget that ham is also a phosphorus source; this is an element that helps growth in children and that can contribute to the prevention of osteoporosis. 

Veroni ham is not only a tasty, good, and high-quality product, but it has also been thought to be the most friendly and suitable snack for most people since it is lactose-free and gluten-free.

How to combine cooked ham with a healthy diet?

Surely, a good start is to match the ham with seasonal vegetables, such as zucchini and carrots, or with fruits like pineapple, grapefruit, peaches, and raspberries.

If you are a simplicity lover, there’s nothing left but the pairing of bread and ham; in this case, however, we recommend wholemeal bread or spelt flour.

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