Is Beyond Meat Keto Friendly? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Beyond Meat products are keto friendly or not depending on the type and flavor. They have different amounts of net carbs, fat, and protein per serving.

Beyond Meat is a company that produces and sells plant-based meat substitutes that are made from ingredients like pea protein, canola oil, coconut oil, and beet juice.

The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat, and moderate-protein diet that aims to put your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.

In ketosis, your body burns fat for fuel instead of glucose.

Beyond Meat products have different amounts of net carbs, fat, and protein per serving, depending on the type and flavor.

For example, one Beyond Burger patty has 3 grams of net carbs, 18 grams of fat, and 20 grams of protein.

One Beyond Sausage link has 5 grams of net carbs, 12 grams of fat, and 16 grams of protein.

Based on these numbers, some Beyond Meat products are keto friendly and can fit into your daily macros, while others are not.

However, you should still be mindful of the quality and quantity of Beyond Meat products you consume.

Because they are highly processed and contain additives, preservatives, and artificial flavors that may not be healthy for you in the long term.

Whether you eat Beyond Meat products or not, you should always choose organic, grass-fed, and pasture-raised meat or meat alternatives that are minimally processed and free of hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs.

Because they are more nutritious, ethical, and environmentally friendly than conventional meat or meat substitutes .

You can store Beyond Meat products in the freezer for up to one year, or in the refrigerator for up to 10 days after opening the package.

Do not store Beyond Meat products at room temperature or in direct sunlight, as they may spoil or lose their quality.

Finally, remember, Beyond Meat products are not a magic bullet for weight loss or health.

They are still high in calories, fat, and sodium, and may cause digestive issues for some people.

You should always balance your diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats, and limit your intake of processed foods, added sugars, and refined grains.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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