Iberian ham protects the heart and lowers cholesterol. By having monounsaturated fatty acids and oleic acid, the Iberian ham is very good for preventing cardiovascular diseases.

The iberian ham has a 50% of proteins. Therefore it can replace the alimentation of red meats which is worst for the cardiovascular system because the ham is low in calories, about 300kcal /100g so it is less fattening than a fillet. The ham has vitanim E and is antioxidant, evenmore when it is eaten with tomatoes. It has other vitamins such as B1, B6, B12, and folic acid. They are beneficial for the nervous system and the functioning of the neuronal system, the brain. It is also rich in minerals like copper, which is essential for the bones and the cartilage; or iron and phosphor.