Keto Food Questions

Can I consume burger patties on keto?

Yes, ideally 100% grass-fed and grass-finished organic burger patties.

On the package of grass-fed burger patties it will often say:

  • Natural

  • Handcrafted

  • Fresh

  • Free-range

  • 100% pure beef

But all of the above actually mean nothing legally. The best burgers to have, if you can find them, are not just grass-fed beef but 100% grass-finished and organic. If you buy grass-fed beef burgers and it doesn’t say grass-finished, chances are it was finished with grains. “Finished” means fattened. If it doesn’t say organic, then it’s GMO.

Burgers have:

  • 0 carbs

  • 14% protein

  • 30% fat

  • 49% water

GMO means “genetically modified organism.” A GMO is a genetic modification of something. We’re talking about grains, primarily corn and soy. GMO grains in cattle feed expose the animals to glyphosate. If they eat organic grains, they are not exposed to glyphosate. Glyphosate is an herbicide, and it’s linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, one of the most common cancers in the United States.

  • U.S. non-organic farms use about 1 pound of glyphosate per acre of cropland

  • Every year over 80,000 metric tons of glyphosate are put into the environment in the United States alone

Last updated: Apr 13, 2023 23:37 PM