Whether its jerky or single serving snack sticks, grass fed beef sticks are the perfect match for any lifestyle. Use them as part of a healthy diet or as the perfect gift for someone special. Read more to see why this is the best product on the market.
Health Benefits of Grass Fed Beef Sticks
Most of you have heard about the multiple health benefits of grass fed beef. (Link to our blog post) You may not have heard that you can get the same health benefits from grass fed beef sticks. However, not all sticks are created equal. Here are a few reasons why Helstrom Farms Beef Sticks are the healthiest choice.
No Nitrates or Nitrites
Lots of people will avoid cured meat products purely because of nitrates, and for good reason. You can rest assured that our sticks are 100% nitrate/nitrite free.
What are nitrates and why are they harmful?
Curing meat with nitrate or nitrite is a way to extend storage time and prevent growth of bacteria like those that cause botulism, a deadly food-borne illness. This curing also produces the meat’s flavor and pink color. The problem with nitrites is that they can combine with other compounds in meat or in the digestive tract and form carcinogenic compounds, such as nitrosamines.
Most products that appear “nitrate free”, still have nitrates.
Manufacturers using celery products can claim their meat has “no nitrates or nitrites added,” except for those naturally occurring. But celery is naturally high in nitrates, so adding celery powder to meat is simply another way of providing nitrates.
How we cure the meat without the of nitrates.
Compared to nitrite alternatives, we have found a product that uses natural fruit extracts for the curing process. It doesn’t contain allergens, and because it’s lack of nitrates and nitrites, there are no negative effects of nitrosamines on the health of consumers.
Great Protein Source
Beef in of itself is a great source of protein. Grass fed beef takes it to a whole new level, containing up to 1.5 times the protein of conventional grain fed cattle.
Protein After workouts
Exercise supports muscle growth, but the body can only build upon existing muscles if they recover after each workout. It is difficult for the body to recover if energy levels are not replenished within 15 to 30 minutes. Eating even a little snack shortly after exercising can help to restore energy levels. Consuming protein after exercise helps the muscles to heal and prevents the loss of lean mass.
Heathy Mental Function
Proteins optimize brain function and are essential for getting nutrients to your brain cells in order to maintain a healthy heart/brain balance, and also brain regulation. With the right diet, you can increase healing, combat illness and disease, improve mental clarity, fight fatigue, boost your memory, reduce inflammation and so much more.
Source of Gut-Healthy Probiotics
Beef sticks need a low pH in order to be shelf stable. This is achieved by adding a live culture and non-GMO tapioca dextrose to the meat. The culture consumes dextrose and reproduces MANY times over. This slow process fermentation results in lactic acid (which is completely safe and gives the product a slight tangy flavor) as well as gut-healthy probiotics!
Beef Sticks are a Great Snack
Helstrom Farms Beef sticks do not need refrigeration so they are a perfect grab-n-go snack. We personally try to always have a few handy in the cupboard, purse, and console of our vehicle. They have been a life saver in several situations!
Perfect Snack for Keto, Paleo, and other low carb diets
There is no shortage of low carbohydrate diets to explore. Keto, paleo, Whole 30, AIP, GAPS all have something in common, clean protein. Whatever your of diet choice, grab a grass fed snack stick to keep you on track.
Zero Sugar Kids Snack
Do you ever feel like kids are constantly hungry? Let’s face it, they are blessed with a much faster metabolism than us slightly more sluggish parents. Rather than giving kids access to overly processed high sugar junk food, feel confident offering a healthy meat stick.
Snack for a Road Trip
Road trips are made for snacking. That snacking can lead to an uncomfortable drive if you enjoy too many sugary treats. Keep it healthy and benefit from an enjoyable journey.
Snack for Outdoor Activity
People all around the world have turned to outdoor activities to fill leisure time. And for good reason. Hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, cross country skiing all are great ways to connect with nature. Don’t forget to bring along a quick and easy snack!
Beef Sticks Make Great Gifts
I’m sure you have heard the phrase, “The key to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. That simple line has held true for decades. Try a box of beef sticks for the perfect gift this Valentine’s or Father’s Day.
Beef Sticks Can Provide Food Security
Grass fed beef is a highly concentrated sources of nutrients. In fact, meat contains almost every nutrient that you need to survive.
Beef sticks are shelf stable for up to a year and can provide you with nutrients in desperate situations.
Where to Buy Grass Fed Beef Sticks
Buy Helstrom Farms Grass Fed Beef Sticks right off our shop page. It is quick and easy. Plus if you purchase 3 boxes or more, you will receive Free Shipping!