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Is biltong keto friendly?

Updated: Dec 2, 2019

Wondering if biltong is keto or what's all the hype on at the moment?

Keto is a very low carb, high fat diet. What makes a diet keto is having less than five (5) net carbs per serving, that is where your net carbs is defined as total carbohydrates less your dietary fiber One also excludes the use of pork and conventionally-sourced cow’s milk dairy on a keto diet To use meat products that are grass-fed/free-range and excluding the use of inflammatory ingredients or artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.

That's keto in a nutshell. So the next question is whether keto works for everyone and the simple answer is no, what works for one person in an eating plan or diet may not necessarily work for the next person.

Here is something interesting that has been behind the science of keto...

"The ketogenic diet is a high-

fat

, adequate-

protein

,

low-carbohydrate diet

that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control

epilepsy

in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than

carbohydrates

. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into

glucose

, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in

fueling brain function

. However, if little carbohydrate remains in the diet, the

liver

converts

fat

into

fatty acids

and

ketone bodies

. The ketone bodies pass into the

brain

and replace glucose as an energy source. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as

ketosis

, leads to a reduction in the frequency of

epileptic seizures

." - Source Credit Wikipedia

illy bites biltong is handcrafted made using 100% NZ grass fed beef, no preservatives, no gluten, no dairy. Proudly New Zealand owned and operated producing a quality protein snack.

To wrap up the article.

illy bites biltong is keto friendly, however not all biltong will end up being keto friendly unless made the good traditional way.

Check for your carb contents, any preservatives and the meat should be grass fed.

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