Turkey jerky makes a great addition to any diet. Looking to clean up your eating habits or shed a few pounds? Here is the skinny on turkey jerky-you might want to give it a try. Turkey jerky has a lot of health benefits that you can incorporate into your dietary routine.
Here at Mountain America we make the best turkey jerky that most people enjoy adding to their snack routine whether you have healthy goals or you simply appreciate good food.
High in Protein:
Turkey jerky is good for high protein diets. For people trying to increase protein intake, turkey jerky is a good addition as it adds approximately 8 grams of protein for a 1 oz serving. Protein is great for helping you stay full longer which reduces the urge to overeat. It is great for a between meal snack as it is low in carbohydrates, a great choice for those on a low carb diet.
Lower in Fat and Calories:
Turkey is naturally lower in fat than beef. Most meat will contain dietary fats of the good and the bad kind, but turkey is considered on the lower end of the scale in terms of saturated fats. Fat and calories go hand in hand and since turkey is naturally lower in calories this makes it a good choice for a restricted diet. Mountain America only uses the turkey breast, which is the healthiest turkey meat choice as it is low in fat and calories.
A Note about Salt:
Salt can be an issue with jerky of any kind. While salt is used in the marinating process for making jerky, we use considerably less than most large manufacturers. However, if you decide to add jerky into your diet as a protein source, you may want to restrict your salt intake from other foods to lessen your overall daily sodium levels.
Turkey Jerky is a good source of protein and a great healthy snack for adults and kids alike. Low in fat and calories, it is much better than other snack foods found on the market today. Check out some of our favorite jerky recipes for your next healthy meal. Enjoy the original or the spicy Turkey Jerky and you will be hooked!