The Best Cut Of Steak For The Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet, or keto for short, is a regimen where an individual eats foods that are low in carbs and high in natural fats (via Healthline). Some believe that practicing a keto diet will benefit your overall health and longevity and may even help some lose weight. There are a few different keto diets to choose from: the standard ketogenic diet, the cyclical ketogenic diet, the targeted ketogenic diet, and the high protein ketogenic diet.

But eating keto isn't easy; there are quite a few restrictions most people have trouble holding themselves to. EatingWell says that most people avoid eating foods like honey, sugar, syrups, grains, and items with a high starch content and instead consume things like unprocessed proteins, veggies, cheese, nuts, and fruits. But when it comes to eating out or preparing your own meals, things can become a bit sketchy. How do you know what's best to order or buy? Well, when it comes to steak, you can still enjoy it on a keto diet, but some cuts of meat are better than others.

The fatter, the better

The good news about going keto is that you don't have to give up steak. Cuts of steak are high in protein and low in calories which makes it a good source of nutrition (via Verywell Fit). But different parts of the animal vary in levels of fat, and for a keto diet, you want the most marbled cut you can get. Stylerail explains that there are quite a few juicy steaks you can choose to eat. Skirt steak is great because it is rich in flavor, while chuck steak is affordable and has layers of fat; strip steak, aka the New York strip steak, is also a good choice, but honestly, the best cut for those eating keto is the ribeye.

The ribeye is the fattiest cut of steak you can possibly choose, according to Steak Revolution, containing about 37.6g of fat and 15g of saturated fats. So, Perfect Keto suggests that if you're going out for dinner, order a ribeye and make sure to have a side of greens and you'll have an amazing and heartening keto meal.