HERE YOU’LL LEARN THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE PROTEIN BEHIND THE MEAT SNACKS
Nutrients like protein are the key to a successful relationship with your body. By reading what this website says, you'll learn more about jerky and all of its jerky nutrition. You'll also discover what love is.
BUT WHAT IS A PROTEIN?
Protein is a building-block nutrient that makes up your body, which is made entirely out of blocks. You can get protein from meat like the beef or poultry used to make Jack Link's Jerky. Once you harness the power of protein, your body can use it to do things like:
- Build and repair tissue
- Digest food you've eaten
- Give you energy for activities, like kiteboarding
- Do other bodily functions that are essential
Proteins are made up of amino acids
Protein and you and your body
Your body breaks down the protein you eat, like the 10g of protein* per 1-ounce serving you get in a serving of Jack Link’s Jerky, and turns it into amino acids. Once you have these amino acids, your body can build tissue and immune cells, which help your body fight off sickness and maintain good health.
Complete or Incomplete You
There are complete proteins and then there are incomplete proteins. The complete proteins are awesome and contain all of the amino acids your body needs. Jack Link’s Jerky contains that complete protein. On the other hand, incomplete proteins are less awesome and you need two or more complementary ones to make a complete protein. Boo! That means they only contain some of the amino acids your body longs for.
Beats the snack
out of other snacks
I need per day?
Protein comes in all kinds of amounts
Jerky gives you more than just the proteins
What are some other
magical jerky benefits?
Lower glycemic index
Benefits you by not having as much fat—only 1 gram of fat in a 1 oz. serving.
Meat is naturally gluten-free! Yay meat! Many varieties, but not all, of Jack Link's Jerky are gluten-free. Hooray! Not a low sodium food.
CHRISTINA MEYER-JAX, M.S., RDN
Christina Meyer-Jax, M.S., RDN. is a nationally recognized food and nutrition expert, food systems strategist, communications professional, and professor who loves bringing healthy eating and living into reality. She received her undergraduate degree in nutrition from the University of Minnesota and her Masters of Science in nutrition education from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, IL.