5 Reasons a sausage is good for you!

As it’s Sausage Week 2019, we wanted to celebrate all the health benefits of the traditional British Sausages. As well as being convenient and tasty, there are endless health benefits to eating this mighty meat! Here are just 5 of them:

High in protein 

The traditional pork sausage is packed with protein, containing on average 11g each. The benefits of protein are well documented for maintaining and building lean muscle mass and improving tissue health. Whether you are looking to bulk up on muscle mass, or slim down, protein is vital!

Helps keep your blood healthy

Sausages provide high levels of Vitamin B-12 and Iron, both of which are essential for healthy red blood cells and haemoglobin production. On top of this, B-12 helps you metabolise both fats and protein! Each sausage provides around a third of your RDA.

Keeps you looking healthy

If only there was a food which could help your skin, hair and eyes looking healthier? Oh wait, there is! Sausage contain over 40% of your RDA for Niacin, which is essential for helping you look good !

Fends off a hangover

Ever wondered why a cooked breakfast makes you feel so much better after one too many the night before? It’s because sausages contain high levels of Phosphorus- which is important for maintaining kidney function, as well as building strong bones and teeth!

Stops you getting ill

Pork contains plenty of selenium, a nutrient which is vital to your health. It helps with thyroid health, boosts your immune system and can reduce your risk of heart disease. Including some selenium rich foods into your diet is a great way to help maintain good health!

Sausages can get a bad rap, but with these fantastic health benefits, they should definitely have a regular spot in your fridge!