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Is biltong healthy for me. I am trying to gain lean muscle but am starving all the time from all the training and I don't like protein shakes as it upsets my stomach?

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For those who don't know, biltong is a type of cured meat similar to beef jerky but thicker and prepared differently. – Matt Chan Feb 1 '12 at 18:12
What is lean muscle? – user2567 Feb 1 '12 at 18:28
If you can't keep down protein shakes, is it because of the milk? Are you lactose intolerant? If you are not, just drink milk. If you are, take some lactase pills. – user2567 Feb 1 '12 at 18:39
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I don't think you'll be able to get a "yes" or "no" answer to your question. The best we can do is point out what we think is healthy or unhealthy about biltong.

Good: Fat and protein that you can actually keep down.

Bad: So much salt. If you are sensitive to sodium, this could be raising your blood pressure and having other side-effects.

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