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THE NUTRITION OFFICE

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 nutrtition. You'll also discover what love is.

Jack Link's package of Original Beef Jerky.
WITHOUT PROTEIN YOUR BODY CANNOT EXIST

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

Source[1]

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.[2]

STEP 1 EAT JERKY
STEP 2 ACQUIRE AMINO ACIDS
STEP 3 BECOME STRONGER THAN PAST YOU

PROTEINS HELP

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 complimentary ones to make a complete protein. Boo! That means they only contain some of the amino acids your body longs for.[3]

JACK LINK'S

BEATS THE SNACK
OUT OF OTHER SNACKS
HOW MUCH PROTEIN DO I NEED PER DAY?

PROTEIN COMES IN ALL KINDS OF AMOUNTS

Protein is measured in grams and it doesn't care if you're a man or a woman. All protein cares about is your body weight, age and activity level. If you like graphs, check out this chart! [5]

JERKY GIVES YOU MORE THAN JUST THE PROTEINS

WHAT ARE SOME OTHER
MAGICAL
JERKY BENEFITS?

VITAMIN B12

Keeps your body's nerve and blood cells healthy and helps new cell formation. WOWEE! [6]

IRON

Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin, which helps carry oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body. [7]

LOWER GLYCEMIC INDEX

Benefits you by not raising your blood sugar as fast as other, more sugary foods. [8]

ZINC

Involved in many aspects of cellular metabolism. Zinc plays a role in wound healing and immune function. [9]

LOWER FAT

Benefits you by not having as much fat—only 1 gram of fat in a 1 oz. serving.

GLUTEN-FREE

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.

OUR NUTRITIONIST

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.

[1] Source: Whitney, E. N., & Rolfes, S. R. (2013). Understanding Nutrition 14th edition. Australia: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. (pages: 179-182, 184)
[2] Nutritional values vary by flavor. Click here for complete nutritional information.
[3] Source: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/protein/
[4] Nutritional values vary by flavor. Click here for complete nutritional information. Not a low sodium food.
[5] Basic DRI for protein from the Institute of Medicine: DRI chart ShapeFit Examine.com This source contains several sources of health professional organizations official recommendations
[6] Source: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB12-Consumer/
[7] Recommended Dietary Allowance
[8] Wikipedia GlycemicIndex.com Mayoclinic.org
[9] Recommended Dietary Allowance