Is cooked ham keto?
Yes, cooked ham is keto. Most brands and types of ham contain few, if any, carbohydrates. For example, a 3-ounce serving of cooked ham might typically contain only 1 gram of carbohydrates, which is less than 1% of the daily recommended intake of carbs for a standard 2,000 calorie diet (which is about 300 grams per day). Remember, the keto diet puts emphasis on high fat, adequate protein and very low carb intake, and in that aspect, cooked ham aligns well.
Is cooked ham gluten-free?
Yes, cooked ham is gluten-free because it is a type of meat, and meat in itself does not contain gluten. Gluten is found in certain grains, especially wheat, barley, and rye. However, be mindful that some brands of ham might add gluten-containing ingredients, such as certain spices, flavorings, sauces, or glazes especially in pre-packaged deli or pre-cooked options. If you have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten, it is recommended to check the product's label or contact the manufacturer for the most accurate information.