Is Turkey Healthier Than Pork?

Pork vs.

turkey: Bacon by the numbers

Calories: Turkey bacon contains fewer calories than pork bacon, but the difference per 2-ounce serving is small – 218 vs.

268 calories.

Fat: The overall fat content in turkey bacon is significantly lower than pork bacon – 14 grams vs.

22 grams.

Which meat is the healthiest?

The 5 Healthiest Meats You Can Eat for Dinner Tonight

  • ​Sirloin Steak. DANIELLE OCCHIOGROSSO DALY.
  • Rotisserie Chicken or Turkey. AzuritaGetty Images.
  • Chicken Thigh. Mike Garten.
  • Pork Chop. DANIELLE OCCHIOGROSSO.
  • Canned Fish. barol16Getty Images.

Is turkey bacon better for you than regular?

Turkey bacon is often praised as a healthier alternative to traditional pork bacon. Though it contains less fat and fewer calories, turkey bacon is still highly processed and may contain ingredients that can be bad for your health.

Is Turkey the healthiest meat?

Other good choices for protein include nuts, fish, eggs, dairy, soy, and legumes. Because much of the fat content in turkey is in the skin, it is easy to remove the skin and eat a leaner, less fattening dish as a result. The breast of the turkey has less fat and calories than most other cuts of meat.

Is pork healthier than beef?

Protein tends to digest faster than fat in the body, so leaner cuts of meat should digest more quickly. While fish and shellfish typically digest first. Chicken, beef, and then pork come after.