Is It Bad to Eat Beef Jerky Every Day?
As you might have heard, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Or is it too much of any one thing can be a bad thing? We here at Flying G Jerky might not know the correct phrase, but we sure do love our beef jerky!
So this begs the question: Is it bad to eat Flying G beef jerky every day? Flying G beef jerky has a lot going for it in the nutrition department, as shown below.
HIGH IN PROTEIN
First and foremost, our beef jerky contains a lot of protein that is necessary for your body to function at peak capacity. 16 grams of the wonderful stuff, in fact. Protein is used by your body to build and repair muscle and other tissues. It is an important and necessary ingredient for your bones, cartilage, blood, skin, and muscles. Protein is also used by your body to make necessary body chemicals such as hormones and enzymes. Without protein, we would not survive.
As stated above, protein is essential in building and repairing muscles. This is only good for bodybuilders, right? Wrong! Protein is also a necessary cornerstone of any weight loss diet. Protein is the single most important macronutrient for weight loss.
High protein intake helps to regulate several weight-regulating hormones, as well as boosting your metabolism, and reducing your appetite. Protein also boosts your caloric burn after eating. Protein is harder for your body to break down, or metabolize, and therefore your body has to work much harder to digest and use proteins than fats or carbs. This requires your body to burn excess calories even when you are not working out! And, by reducing your appetite, sufficient protein intake helps you to take in fewer calories, making your net calorie gain from eating much lower.
A lack of protein also weakens your bones and makes them more likely to fracture. Not eating enough protein can also cause your legs and feet to swell as protein helps keep salt and water from escaping your blood vessels and entering tissues.
A lack of sufficient protein can weaken your immune system by decreasing the effectiveness of your body’s antibodies. Therefore, not eating enough protein makes you more likely to get sick.
In other words, protein is necessary not just for your body to survive, but thrive. And feeding your body its necessary protein intake will drastically alter the way you look, feel, and live.
LOW IN FAT
In order to mask inferior ingredients, other beef jerky companies might make their products high in fats. Take a popular jerky competitor: their primary jerky has 7 grams of protein but 13 grams of fats per serving! Your body needs proteins and fats to survive, but it needs much more protein.
At Flying G Jerky, our beef jerky contains 16 grams of protein and 2 grams of fats per serving. We believe in a healthy balanced diet while also making delicious beef jerky.
The downsides of a diet high in fat are fairly obvious, but did you know that a high fat diet can affect your brain function as well as the rest of your body? A 2019 study from Yale University found that diets high in fats can contribute to irregularities in the region of your brain responsible for regulating homeostasis and metabolism (an article about this study can be found at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190909121234.htm). Obviously, diets high in fat also contribute to obesity, heart disease, and other harmful conditions. We here at Flying G Jerky are proud of our products and how they can contribute to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
While carbs are necessary for your body’s function, just like fats, a diet too high in carbs can also have negative effects on your body’s function and development. Excessive carbs can promote weight gain, increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, increases your risk of developing heart disease, can thicken your arteries, and can cause brain fog. We at Flying G Jerky are proud that our beef jerky does not contain carbs so you can be more flexible with the rest of your diet.
Sugar can trick your brain into thinking that an inferior product tastes just as good as a superior product. This is why so many of our competitors use sugar in their beef jerky.
We at Flying G Jerky produce beef jerky that contains no sugars. This will help our customers limit their intake of sugar and help them to not experience some of the negative side effects of consuming too much sugar.
Consuming too much sugar may drain your energy, lead to a fatty liver, increase your risk of type 2 diabetes, increase cellular aging, accelerate the skin aging process, increase your risk of depression, increase your risk of cancer, increase your risk of heart disease, cause weight gain, among many other potentially harmful conditions.
Excess sodium can increase blood pressure because it causes your body to hold excess fluid. This puts added strain on your heart and can lead to many preventable ill effects. Beef jerky, because of its necessary ingredients and process, has to have a relatively high amount of sodium. This sodium intake can be mitigated by avoiding other less healthy sodium rich foods.
IS IT BAD TO EAT FLYING G BEEF JERKY EVERY DAY
Just like anything, too much of a good thing by itself can be a bad thing. As shown above, Flying G beef jerky has a lot going for it. It delivers high protein, low fats, zero sugars, and zero carbs. However, all beef jerky has relatively high amounts of sodium and doesn’t provide all of the nutrients your body needs to thrive.
The answer to this question then is that you can eat Flying G beef jerky every day as part of a broader healthy diet. Just make sure that you get all the other necessary minerals and vitamins your body needs from other food sources. The good news is that frequently including Flying G Jerky as part of your diet gives you flexibility to eat fats and carbs as part of other meals/snacks as you get a lot of protein without a lot of fats and carbs when you eat Flying G beef jerky.
Just make sure not to eat too much beef jerky, especially combined with other sodium rich foods, as too much sodium can cause ill effects.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER BEEF JERKY
We here at Flying G Jerky are proud to make such a healthy form of beef jerky. In fact, we think we have the healthiest beef jerky alternative on the market! However, not all of our competitors have the same dedication to making a healthy product. Make sure and check the nutrition facts on any other beef jerky products to ensure that your body is getting what it needs to survive and thrive!