When looking for keto snacks, you might settle for options that are low-carb and high-protein, thinking you can load up on fat later.
Many meat sticks fall into the category of being high-protein and low-carb, but not necessarily high in fat.
But reaching for the wrong snack can lead to missed macros, and sometimes an overload on protein, which can stall your keto progress.
So what’s the best thing to look for in a grab-and-go keto meat stick? We’ll explore in this article.
Meat Stick Macros: Pork vs. Beef
Ever had bacon? It’s a tried-and-true favorite for many people following a keto diet, and it’s delicious.
If bacon were a snack food, we’d be eating it all day long.
Pork is hands down one of the most delicious meats out there, but how do the macros and nutrition compare to beef?
Let’s take a look at the macros of FBOMB Pork Sticks compared to a beef meat stick.
FBOMB PORK STICKS
- 75% fat
- 20% protein
- 3% carbs
COUNTRY ARCHER BEEF STICK
- 61% fat
- 35% protein
- 4% carbs
The ratios of the macros for Pork Sticks are more directly aligned with goals for a keto diet, with mostly fat (75%), low carbs, and moderate protein.
The beef sticks have a higher percentage of protein, which can throw your macros out of balance while on a keto diet.
Pork tastes good, but is it healthy for you?
Believe it or not, pork fat made the list of the world’s 100 most nutritious foods at number 8 on the list [*].
Here’s what the article from BBC had to say:
“A good source of B vitamins and minerals. Pork fat is more unsaturated and healthier than lamb or beef fat.”
That’s right - pork fat is healthier than beef fat!
Pork is higher than beef in essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin D, Magnesium, Selenium, and Vitamin B1, and is higher in total vitamins.
But are all pork products created equal?
No. And that’s why we are meticulous in bringing you premium pork sticks with minimal ingredients.
Delicious Pork Sticks from Crate-Free, Vegetarian-Fed Hogs
Most meat stick companies don’t even know where their meat comes from, but we know precisely where ours does.
Every flavor of FBOMB Pork Stick is made from CRATE-FREE, vegetarian-fed hogs. Not hogs fed a mixed diet of meat, soybeans, and grain, which is the case with most pork.
With every FBOMB Pork Stick, you can trust:
- Crate-free hogs fed a vegetarian diet with no animal byproducts
- Raised without antibiotics or added hormones
- Minimally processed
- NO antibiotics
- NO nitrites or nitrates*
- NO added hormones**
- NO artificial ingredients
- NO added sugar
- NO MSG
- NO Gluten
- NO Soy
With FBOMB Pork Sticks, you’ll always enjoy unparalleled flavor, premium ingredients, and the best macros you can find.
*Except for those naturally occurring in celery powder and sea salt
**Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in pork.