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Three powerful reasons why you should never eat Guinea Pig meat

07/11/2017 • By

Would you eat Guinea Pig meat? is it good or bad for you ?

Cuy [Guinea pig] is our most versatile animal with an Andean origin. It is loved by many people and rejected by many others. It is a must in most Peruvian families from Andean regions. It is becoming a very popular dish in all tables throughout the world thanks to its exquisite taste and some nutrition facts which state that its meat is very healthy.

Guinea Pig has several qualities. It is very difficult to list all of them in this short and brief article. However, we want to go to the other side today. We want to provide the downsides of this small and hairy animal with a funny appearance.

cuy peruano

cuy peruano

This is why, we are now getting into someone´s else shoes; we are standing on the side of those people who do not bear the idea of trying guinea pig. This is just because it reminds them their lovely household pet or simply because the way it is presented on plates is absolutely disgusting.

After doing some research and being identified some behavior patterns in such persons, here, we list the strongest three reasons why you should not eat guinea pig.

Reason 1

If you do not mind suffering from joint pain or pain in your knees when you turn on the air conditioner in summer times, so you may not worry about it!!you should never try guinea pig!!. It is scientifically proved that Guinea pig´s meat is rich in collagen. It prevents arthritis and arthrosis in people. It is also easy to digest and a high-protein food. It is yet better than the rest of meats.

cuy chactado

cuy chactado

Reason 2

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We are widely living in the age of global communication. But if you think that your brain does not need to keep active because a computer will solve all your problems, so guinea pig is not for you. Guinea pig´meat is unique and high in fatty acids (AA and DHA). These substances contribute the sustained development of neurons and cell membranes, especially those located in our brain.

cuy de peru

cuy de peru

Reason 3

Though we will all die someday from suffering an illness, cancer has been one of the main causes of death in the last decades. But if this does not mind you so you do not have to worry about trying guinea pig someday!!!

However, it is very important to mention that when guinea pig´s meat is prepared in soups, it presents an amino acid called asparagine that replenishes new cells for tissue and which also contributes to stop cancer cells from reproducing or growing. It has been useful for people undergoing radiation therapy.

Guinea pig´s meat also raises hemoglobin levels. It treats anemia and also helps those people suffering from heart diseases because it is low in calories.

cuy crispy

cuy crispy

We have listed three reasons why you should not eat guinea pig´s meat but after having analyzed all this information you may have changed your mind and may have given it a chance to try it. All benefits this meat has for you and your family have probably made you change your opinions.

But if you still can´t cope with the way it is presented; you definitely don´t like the idea of eating a small animal with sad eyes that watches you while you are holding a fork and a knife, do not care about it!!. Thanks to the creativity of Peruvian chefs you can now find this dish in a variety of presentations. The traditional presentation (cooked whole ), crispy guinea pig, grilled guinea pig, roasted guinea pig and the delicious spicy guinea pig.

cuy a la brasa

cuy a la brasa

There are no reasons why you should not try to eat Guinea Pig…. delicious, great meat value and very healthy for your health!!

Do not forget to leave your comments !! What do you think about this topic? What do you think of those people who can´t eat Guinea Pig ?? Would you try to persuade them to try this wonderful Peruvian dish?