Biltong is super tasty, but can diabetics eat biltong and how healthy is biltong? We’ll highlight a few things in the blog for you to consider if you are diabetic.
Can diabetics eat biltong, how healthy is biltong?
Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high. It’s a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday life. If you have this then you’ve probably needed to change your diet, take medicines and have regular check-ups.
Recommended food to eat include healthy fats from nuts, olive oil, fish oils, flax seeds, or avocados, fruits and vegetables, high-fibre cereals/bread, fish and lean meat.
If diabetics eat biltong, is it going to be harmful? The short answer is no, but with a word of caution. You should choose beef biltong that is made with grass-fed beef. Don’t buy cheap grain-fed beef because grass-fed beef is higher in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their potential role in keeping blood sugar levels stable.
But just how healthy is biltong for you if your eat it regularly? Like most things biltong is best in moderation, too much of anything is typically not good for you.
Is biltong healthier than jerky?
Biltong is high in protein and low in carbohydrates making it a popular choice for muscle building and gym-going fitness fanatics. It’s got loads of Vitamin B12, naturally low in fat and is usually gluten-free. Although most commercial spice mixes tend to have traces of gluten so watch out for that.
As far as nutritional facts go for biltong is healthier than jerky. It also very common for Jerky to contain sugar, but good biltong should not need to have any added sugar. Our Biltong has no sugar or gluten.
So, can diabetics eat biltong? Yes along with a balanced diet. An average serving contains almost 50% of your daily protein.
Is biltong good for diets?
How healthy is biltong for diets? Yes, and it’s really popular, especially as a healthy alternative to naughty snacks. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any magical weight-loss powers. But with the right diet and regular exercise, it can be a great high protein tasty treat.
Game biltong is especially healthy and even better than beef. The meat is healthier than beef because it is leaner, contains lower cholesterol.
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