Monday, January 14, 2013

Smart Snack - Jerky

When people think of Jerky they often think of a snack that is unhealthy, full of fat and full of preservatives.  Jerky is not to be confused with beef sticks.    Jerky is high in protein and very low in carbohydrates so it does not spike your insulin.   The protein to fat ratio is around 10 to 1 if not better.   Also chewing on jerky can feed your body with many amino acids and has that “mouth feel” we all need to feel satisfied.  You MUST watch what brands you purchase however.  Many are loaded with sodium and MSG.   There are brands that are more “natural” and have much less sodium.   My favorite is Perky Jerky, a turkey version.   Incredibly delicious and very healthy.  They also give back to charities. 

Try jerky as your snack!

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