Athletics Illustrated has a story out on Ryan Vail where it mentions he is looking for a beef jerky sponsorship as he thinks it's the perfect food for runners as it has a ton of protein but very few calories/sugar.
Nutritionists, could it become like chocolate milk? The next big thing in recovery?
Athletics Illustrated wrote:
â€œIâ€™ve always loved jerky, but it wasnâ€™t until last year that I really started looking at the nutrition contents and realized how rare it is to find so much protein with so few calories and little sugar. I even get to replace lost sodium at the same time,â€ shared Vail.
According to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, beef jerky is high in protein while not raising your level of insulin, which is a hormone that signals your body to store fat....
â€œBeef jerky has a ton of protein and electrolytes and little fat or sugars. Itâ€™s the ultimate recovery food, plus it tastes great!â€
Asked why he has had to endure the frustration of not being able to land a beef jerky sponsorship, he added, â€œBeef jerky hasnâ€™t been traditionally thought of as nutrition for runners. You canâ€™t buy bags of it at a specialty running store for example, so the route to sponsorship has not been well travelled. Iâ€™m looking to help bridge that gap!â€