Jerky can make an excellent snack. It's high in protein, and while a bit salty, it can be found in lower sodium brands. It's also a great option for when you're on the go. Yet, there are different types of jerky beyond beef that you should be eating, too. Of course, eating beef jerky is still a good go-to, as it's high in protein, and if grass-fed, it's even high in Omega-3s and healthy fats. That being said, there are so many other types to choose from that offer other unique benefits, and also help to spice things up.
As a certified health coach, I work with clients on finding foods that keep them healthy and boost satiety. And, it just so happens that jerky is one of them. (It's also one of my favorite snacks, and I eat it daily!) Because it's so easy to eat, you can stash itin your bag and take it with you to work for when you're getting a munchies attack. Jerky is also excellent for building bones and speeding the metabolism, as it's high protein content can help repair muscle damage,making it a great post-workout snack, too. Here are a few reasons to start eating more jerky in general, but also to branch out and try some different versions that are just as tasty and nutritious.