Iberian acorn-fed ham, thanks to its high content of oleic acid obtained from acorns in the Spanish pasturelands, helps prevent serious cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerosis and the appearance of the so-called "bad cholesterol".
Love, Money, and Health
These are our typical wishes as the new year begins. Love for ham, there's no doubt about it when we see the smile that lights up your face as you enjoy your assortment of ham and a glass of red wine.
Money is not a problem since being a heritage product for all, why shouldn't it be affordable for every budget? And the third point, but no less important, the consumption of Iberian acorn-fed ham has many health benefits and helps prevent serious heart and cardiovascular diseases. Because health comes first!
We all know that ham is delicious. But what some don't know is that ham helps prevent the onset of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the hardening and narrowing of the arteries that hinders the circulation of blood flow and the heart's proper function. In Spain, half of the deaths each year result from cardiovascular diseases caused by atherosclerosis, such as high blood pressure, strokes, or heart attacks.
Iberian acorn-fed ham is a good ally for the heart as it prevents the appearance of the so-called "bad cholesterol". The fact that it has organoleptic properties gives it heart-healthy properties that increase good cholesterol (HDL) and reduce bad cholesterol (LDL). Therefore, a hidden truth is revealed: bacon, understood as the fat infiltrated in the meat, is unsaturated fat that's very tasty and its consumption is recommended. Proof of this is touching the bacon with your fingers and seeing how it melts. Iberian acorn-fed ham is an olive with legs!
The internationally renowned cardiologist Valentí Fuster, former president of the World Heart Federation and recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific & Technical Research, has published a book called "La cocina de la salud" (The Kitchen of Health) together with the renowned chef Ferran Adrià. They promote the importance of nutritional values and good eating habits. They offer a dish of sautéed green beans with Iberian acorn-fed ham that is finger-licking good! As the good doctor says, "eating what has color is healthy".
Institutions like the Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo have joined the bandwagon of heart-healthy food by offering options suitable for all hearts. Through an agreement with the Alícia Foundation, an organization led by chef Ferran Adrià and cardiologist Valentí Fuster, the park has improved its offering of healthy food options. And our new beach bar that we have at the Mirador is no exception.