With Easter Sunday coming up tomorrow, it’s possible you’ll find ham on your plate as over 100 million pounds of ham is typically sold each year in the US leading up to the holiday. Here are some quick nutrition facts for ham:
• Ham is low in carbs, fat, and calories but is relatively high in protein.
• A 2oz serving (3-4 thin slices) typically contains:
Sodium: 26% DV
Selenium: around 60% DV
Phosphorus: 11% DV
Zinc: 9% DV
Potassium: 6% DV
Iron, Copper, Magnesium: 3% DV
• Ham’s high amounts of selenium can be used to help with thyroid health, boosting your immune system, DNA production, and protecting cells from free radicals.
• All nine essential amino acids can be found in ham, which makes it a complete protein.
• The phosphorus, zinc, and potassium help your body with fighting infections, keeping your heart healthy, and giving you energy for activities.
• Keep in mind the high amounts of sodium in ham, especially if you have conditions like high blood pressure or heart disease.