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It's not even a cheat, but it tastes like one

In terms of its healthiness, biltong often gets a bad rap because it is grouped together with other snacks like chips or chocolate. The truth is biltong’s nutritional value far surpasses the aforementioned and grouping them together is just plain unfair.

Before we tell you why biltong is a healthy snack, remember that moderation is the name of the game. Too much of anything is bad – by its very definition “too much” means, well, too much. Too much pasta; too much fruit – you get the picture.

Depending on the cut, biltong can contain very little fat, so it is perfect for dieters looking for a lean protein to help cut back the pounds; and if you’re Banting any cut is right on the money. Also, those looking for a great food to supplement their gym routines will find it to be an ideal source of protein. Lean cuts of biltong contain about 50% protein, which is proven to help muscle growth and regeneration.

In addition to is high protein content, biltong also contains no added sugar or harmful preservatives so it’s safe for growing children to indulge in.  In some cases mothers buy biltong for their teething children. The chewy and delicious taste makes biltong an excellent alternative to commercial teething products.

Biltong does not contain ingredients like monosodium glutamate, sodium nitrate, artificial coloring and flavors, and preservatives like some other meats do. Processed meats should be avoided by all. They have been proven to be carcinogenic this is never ideal. Fear not! Biltong is so good, you won’t miss processed meats at all.

Whether you’re looking to add muscle, lose weight, or maintain your current body, biltong is the ideal meat protein to add to your diet, or even replace other sources of protein.

Although biltong is a perfect snack for people on the move, it can also form part of hearty meals.

See: 5 tasty ways to get creative with biltong

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