Sometimes you crave a little sweet treat to cap off your evening or get you through a long afternoon. Other days, you desire a crunchy, salty snack that is sure to make your mouth water. Did you know there’s an actual science behind why you crave one over the other?
According to SheKnows, you’re likely craving sugar when you’re seeking a little lift in spirits, as sugars – or simple carbohydrates – signal the body to release the mood-boosting neurotransmitter, serotonin. Whereas salt cravings may indicate a deficiency in sodium or calcium levels in the body.
Whatever the case, I have a simply delicious way to satisfy at least one of those cravings – Shurky Jurky!
I recently taste-tested (and fell head-over-heels for) this high-protein, chewy snack. Made in five tantalizing flavors, including Traditional Smoked, Peppered, Spicy, Guajillo Chile, and Sesame, Shurky Jurky is not your traditional beef jerky. Not only do meat lovers get to enjoy free-range beef, turkey, pork or bison options, but all their meat products are raised in the Pacific Northwest, flavored with fresh pineapple, made without additives, preservatives or refined sugar, and use all-natural flavorings!
Whether that salty craving hits right before lunch time at the office, on a mid-afternoon hike or even late at night, Shurky Jurky is the ideal healthy snack to satisfy your taste buds.
Not sure where to get it? Here’s where to start!