Eastern NC barbecue ruled healthier than Western NC

Barbecue (WNCT)

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – There is a new battle of BBQ and this one deals with which style is healthiest.

Insurance company Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) took a look.

A post compared the Eastern style to the Western style.

The Eastern style comes out on top when it comes to being healthier.

BCBSNC says it is because the Western take on BBQ requires a bit more attention and more flavorings meaning more fat and sodium.

It tipped the scales to the East too because the whole pig is used and not just dark meat on the pork shoulder.

BCBSNC says pick the Eastern style for your heart and cholesterol health.

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