Mojo Pork Chops. Try out delicious pork chops for dinner? This easy and simple to make homemade pork chops tasty dinner recipe is just the ideal meal.
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 10-12 mins
- 4 (4 ounce) boneless pork chops
- 1/3 cup Mojo Sauce & Marinade
- Add pork chops and Mojo Sauce & Marinade to a zip-top bag. Seal the bag and use your hands to coat the pork chops. Marinate for 2 hours.
- Grill or saute pork chops for 5-6 minutes per side over medium heat until cooked through: 145 degrees F.
- 220 Calories (kcal)
- 11 Fat (g)
- 3.5 Saturated Fat (g)
- 4 Carbohydrates (g)
- 4 Sugar (g)
- 25 Protein (g)
- 80 Cholesterol (mg)
- 230 Sodium (mg)
There are amazing health benefits of pork which include a better muscular health, stronger immune system, healthy hair, and many more.
Pork plays an important role in muscle contraction and coordination. Muscle growth depends on the adequacy of proteins in the body. It is extremely important to create a balance between the rate of muscle protein synthesis and the breakdown of these muscle proteins. The rate of breakdown of muscle proteins varies depending upon specific conditions, for example, the requirement of protein is different during old age when the breakdown of muscles accelerates and is different for strength trainers who would also need to consider perfect timing along with the amount of protein intake. This meal is best for lunch to generate energy for the muscles for the remaining part of the day.
Pork is vital in building a stronger immune system.The body runs a mechanism of self-defense and protects itself from various infections and diseases with the help of antibodies. These antibodies are specific have the ability to detect foreign elements also known as antigens. The body responds to the antigens by the production of specific antibodies and deactivates it.
Another important task performed by pork is the smooth functioning of nervous system. The nervous system of the body is activated whenever it is triggered and in turn, responds with an appropriate reaction. The receptor sites present in the nervous system, which are accountable for the prompt response comprise of protein complexes. These receptor assists in the transmission of nerve signals within the cells and regulate the central nervous system.
Balancing and regulation of fluids present in the body is another critical task performed by the pork in attributing to their effect on osmosis.Drop in the levels of proteins results in a fluid imbalance which may lead to the deviation of acidity or ‘ph’ value in the body from the normal range. Fluid imbalance in the blood may result in leakage of fluid in the blood vessels, which may get accumulated in the tissues causing edema. Fluid balance in the body is also important for other functions such as the functioning of muscles and nerve cells.
Pork can also benefit the body by being a source of energy. Consumption of the diet which fails to provide enough energy to the body such as during starvation or weight-loss programs causes the body to use its own functional proteins in order to compensate. As the body does not store extra proteins, enzymes, and muscle proteins break down to yield amino acids to provide energy or synthesize glucose and ensure a continuous supply of energy to the cells.
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