Jacklinks beef jerky is one of the most popular brands in the market today. Being a consumer favorite, it is also one of the most readily available brands one can purchase. Sadly, the brand is nowhere near Golden Valley Natural beef jerky when it comes to being a safe and healthy meat snack.
A simple comparison of the ingredients between the two brands reveals that Jacklinks is loaded with MSG, nitrites and erythorbate. These preservatives have been linked to different cardiovascular and neurological ailments. It is also known to contain wheat and soy, which may be bad for people with a sensitivity to these ingredients.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon and author of “Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills” provides one of the best overviews of the very real dangers of MSG. He explains that MSG is an excitotoxin, which means it overexcites your cells to the point of damage or death, causing brain damage to varying degrees — and potentially even triggering or worsening learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and more.
Although the FDA continues to claim that consuming MSG in food does not cause these ill effects, even they state that:
“Studies have shown that the body uses glutamate, an amino acid, as a nerve impulse transmitter in the brain and that there are glutamate-responsive tissues in other parts of the body, as well.
Abnormal function of glutamate receptors has been linked with certain neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s chorea. Injections of glutamate in laboratory animals have resulted in damage to nerve cells in the brain.”
When it comes to sodium content, one will see that Golden Valley Natural has less than half the sodium found in Jacklink’s brand. This means that it is easier to reach dangerous levels of sodium when binging with Jacklinks.
It’s time to choose a healthier option. Choose Golden Valley Natural jerky today!
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