Beef Jerky is a popular protein snack and can be found at gas stations across the country, but is it OK to eat on the Paleo diet?
Yes and No, the answer depends on the brand! Cheap brands are made with lots of sodium and other preservatives but real Paleo Beef Jerky brands are safe to enjoy!
Why is Beef Jerky Paleo Safe?
Real Beef Jerky is Paleo safe because it is made of dried meat with only a few other natural ingredients and seasonings. As long as there are no other ingredients that are not OK on the Paleolithic diet you should be OK.
Make sure to keep an eye out for low-quality brands and flavorings as they tend to have ingredients that are not OK. You should always be on the lookout for grass-fed beef, coconut aminos, black pepper and garlic powder.
Why is Beef Jerky NOT Allowed Paleo?
Beef Jerky brands and flavors that include high amounts of Sodium, Sugar and other preservatives are NOT safe to eat on Paleo. We recommend checking the ingredients on each bag – if you don’t recognize something it is probably not OK to eat on Paleo.
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