Hungry on the Go? Grab a Protein Snack!

Being healthy and active is such an important part of modern life. Whether you are getting in a run after working on a computer all day or getting a daily workout at your job, protein can help give your body that extra boost it needs to go that extra mile and build muscle.

When you hear the words exercise and protein together, your mind automatically jumps to bodybuilders lifting huge weights – but nearly everyone could use some protein in their diet. Protein plays an integral role for your body. Ever asked yourself why has beef jerky been the go-to snack for active adults on the go for hundreds of years? We have your answers!

Maintain
Being active is great for the mind – especially in climates like ours that are so cold for most of the year. When you get out and swim some laps or hit some great powder on the mountain, that exercise causes your brain release endorphins that make you happy and it helps with burning pesky fat. However, if you don’t get enough protein in your diet your body could choose to burn your muscle instead of the fat. Who wants that? No one! There’s an easy solution to this problem, work protein into your diet, like beef jerky perhaps? It is a great protein punch!

Repair
When you get right down to it, we are all body builders. Being active is building our bodies to be able to do what we want them to do. Whether you are going for a run, snowboarding for the day, or just working hard at a physical job, you are effectively wearing down your muscles. Because exercise breaks your muscles down, the amino acids in protein are needed to help repair your muscles afterward. Food science for the win! Thankfully, Alberta beef jerky is a super tasty way to help your body repair itself! Hint. Don’t feel bad about indulging in some carbs while you are at it, carbohydrates help your body absorb that protein.

Build
Yet another score for amino acids! To build nice lean muscle amino acids are the key – you know, the amino acids you can find in beef jerky…. You don’t have to be a body builder to want to build muscle. Muscle growth will help you get stronger so that you can run that extra mile, go that extra lap or lift that heavy equipment at work.

Whether you are on the side of a mountain, running down a side street or just needing a brain boost, grab Alberta’s best soft beef jerky – buy it here!

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