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A Keto diet can be tougher than it looks. Especially when it comes to hidden nutrients that can break ketosis.

One of the worst foods is bacon, which can get pretty confusing fast! Therefore, we’ve picked out the best bacon for Keto diets (and the worst). But first:

What is Ketosis?

When your body doesn’t have the carbs needed to convert into energy, it instead burns fat. This makes ketones, which the body can turn into energy. The Keto Diet deliberately puts your body in a state of Ketosis to burn fat.

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What follows is a list of bacon, including brand and cut. Additionally, some of the brands are repeated in the best and worst bacon lists, this is because the brand isn’t necessarily good or bad, but the type of bacon is the focus.

Best Bacon For Keto Diet

The best bacon for a keto diet will have been organic-fed and made specifically for certain diets. This means it will be non-GMO and free of artificial preservations, flavors, and colors.

Here is a list of the best bacon for a keto diet you are going to want to check out.

  1. Organic Valley – Sugar-Free Uncured Pork Bacon
  2. Applegate – Organic No Sugar Uncured Bacon
  3. Applegate – Organic Uncured Turkey Bacon
  4. Wellshire – Organic Sugar Free Turkey Bacon
  5. Wellshire – Sugar-Free Dry Rubbed Bacon
  6. Applegate – No Sugar Uncured Bacon
  7. Simple Truth – No Sugar Uncured Hardwood Smoked Bacon
  8. Jones – No Sugar Uncured Bacon
  9. Nature’s Rancher – No Sugar Hickory Smoked Uncured Bacon
  10. Applegate – Uncured Turkey Bacon

Additionally, just outside the top-10 is Empire Kosher – Uncured Turkey Bacon. We wanted to include this as it is as good as Applegate’s Uncured Turkey Bacon.

Worst Bacon For Keto Diet

The worst bacon for a keto diet contains sugar and sodium nitrate. Below is a list of all the bacon brands and the types of bacon that consist of those ingredients that you are going to want to stay away from:

  • Hormel – Black Label Microwave Ready Bacon
  • Boar’s Head – Maple Brown Sugar Bacon
  • Hill’s Premium Meats – Smoked Honey Bacon
  • Wellshire – Smoked Beef Bacon
  • Kroger – Hardwood Smoked Bacon
  • Kroger – Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Kroger – Thick Cut Hardwood Smoked Bacon
  • Oscar Mayer – Original Turkey Bacon
  • Jennie-O – Turkey Bacon
  • Hempler’s – Pork Shoulder Bacon
  • Private Selection – Center Cut Double Smoked Bacon
  • Private Selection – Center Cut Bacon
  • Oscar Mayer – Fully Cooked Bacon
  • Oscar Mayer – Cooked Maple Bacon
  • Oscar Mayer – Center Cut Bacon
  • Daily’s – Honey Cured Bacon
  • Daily’s – Peppered Bacon
  • Fischer’s – Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • Oscar Mayer – Thick Cut Bacon
  • Hormel – Black Label Fully Cooked Bacon
  • Oscar Mayer – Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon
  • Boar’s Head – Fully Cooked Thick Cut Bacon
  • Bar-S – Smoked Thick Cut Bacon
  • Burgars’ Smokehouse – Peppered Country Bacon
  • Burgars’ Smokehouse – Original Country Bacon
  • Farmland – Lower Sodium Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • Farmland – Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • Farmland – Hickory Smoked Thick Cut Bacon
  • Smithfield – Thick Cut Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • Fischer’s Thick Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • Smithfield – Hometown Orginal Bacon
  • Boar’s Head – Fully Cooked Bacon
  • FUD – Selecto Sliced Bacon
  • Indiana Kitchen – Thick Cut Hardwood Smoked Bacon
  • Cloverdale – Hickory Maple Bacon
  • Tyson – Cooked Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • Fresh – Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Fresh – Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • Hill’s Premium Meats – Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Hill’s Premium Meats – Double Smoked Bacon
  • Indiana Kitchen – Natural Hardwood Smoked Bacon
  • Wright – Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Wright – Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • Bar-S – Smoked Bacon
  • Jimmy Dean – Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Jimmy Dean – Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • Tyson – Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • Peyton’s Hardwood Smoked Bacon
  • John Morrell – Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Falls Brand – Hardwood Smoked Thick Sliced Bacon
  • Wright – Bacon Ends  & Pieces
  • Simple Truth – Uncured Hardwood Smoked Turkey Bacon
  • Simple Truth – Cooked Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Organic Valley – Uncured Turkey Bacon
  • Hormel – Natural Choice Uncured Bacon
  • Applegate – Uncured Thick Cut Bacon
  • Applegate – Uncured Sunday Bacon
  • Applegate – Organic Uncured Sunday Bacon
  • Hormel – Natural Choice Fully Cooked Bacon
  • Wellshire – Fully Cooked Bacon
  • Wellshire – Thick Sliced Dry Rubbed Bacon
  • Wellshire – Peppered Turkey Bacon
  • Wellshire – Classic Sliced Turkey Bacon
  • Organic Valley – Uncured Turkey Bacon
  • Simple Truth – Cooked Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Simple Truth – Uncured Hardwood Smoked Turkey Bacon
  • Smithfield – All Natural Uncured Bacon
  • Pure Farmland – Applewood Smoked Uncured Bacon
  • Fresh – Applewood Smoked Uncured Bacon
  • 365 – Uncured Reduced Sodium Smokehouse Bacon
  • 365 – Applewood Smoked Uncured Bacon
  • 365 – Uncured Smokehouse Bacon
  • Kroger –  Lower Sodium Bacon
  • Kroger – Cooked Lower Sodium Bacon
  • Blue Grass – Center Cut Bacon
  • FUD – Tocino Sliced Bacon

As you can see, there are more questionable kinds of bacon than there are good ones when it comes to a thorough Keto diet.

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