8 Reasons Why Salami Makes A Healthy Snack
To dine on salami may sound ideal when pairing with cheese and wine, incorporated into a decadent pasta or atop a pizza, but did you know that enjoying salami can include health benefits as well? This cured wonder is important for you as it contains a number of healthy nutrients that are beneficial for your body and even your brain. It is a phenomenal source of protein, it contains natural probiotics that aid in digestion to keep the gut regulated and supplies necessary everyday vitamins and minerals that our bodies need regularly. At Angel’s Salumi & Truffles, we use all-natural meats with no added nitrates, nitrites, hormones, or antibiotics making it even more rewarding to snack on. This results in the best-tasting and health-conscious cured meat you could ask for. So, take it with you, wherever you are, and provide yourself with protein on the go while indulging your inner carnivore.
If you’re looking for great taste on the go while keeping your health in mind, check out our reasons why keeping salami as a health-conscious snack in your gym bag is a really great idea.
#1: High In Protein
Salumi is packed with protein, and your body craves the stuff. It contains special building blocks called amino acids which build and repair our muscles and bones. They also help to maintain weight loss, prevent illness, and assist in neurotransmission. When those protein bars get stale and boring, grab an artisanal salami instead.
#2: Regulates the Gut
When salami is fermented it produces beneficial bacteria that aids in digestion as well as providing probiotics that help the body absorb necessary nutrients, regulate blood sugar, and store fat. Fermentation in salami is an art, as finding the correct temperature and moisture level is what makes a salami perfectly balanced for consumption.
#3: Part Of A Low-Carb Keto Diet
Including artisanal meats in a keto diet has many benefits. One of the most popular benefits is that it can help you lose weight. The keto diet works by putting your body into a state of ketosis, which is when your body burns fat for energy, instead of carbohydrates. This can lead to weight loss, as well as other benefits such as increased energy levels, improved mental clarity, and more. In addition, applying a keto diet helps in lowering insulin levels, which has been scientifically linked to lower type 2 diabetes.
#4: Boosts Metabolism
If you’re looking to crank up your metabolism, protein-rich foods such as dry-cured meats have naturally occurring Vitamin B12 and Zinc which are known to get things moving and produce new red blood cells. They are also huge contributors improving cognition and brain function. I guess you could call salami, “Brain Food”.
#5: Great Source Of Sodium
Sodium is great because it regulates and maintains fluids in the body by way of electrolytes, it prevents cramping, removes excess co2, and develops the brain. Many believe that sodium is harmful for the body, this is only the case when a food contains too much, and if you were to cut out sodium completely, things would get much worse. A well-made salami uses the naturally occurring sodium in the meat to impart its flavor with the proper amount to cure with. Interestingly enough, sodium has been scientifically known to improve skin and teeth (something in which you’re going to need for chewing salami).
#6: Salami Is A Minimally Processed Food
By using all natural meats and ingredients in salami, minimally processed foods can drastically minimize heart disease and cancer risks. To further explain, minimally processed foods are foods that have undergone little processing in order to preserve their nutritional value and freshness. Examples of minimally processed foods include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and unprocessed meat and poultry.
#7: Take It Anywhere
Salami is such a handy snack; you can take it anywhere. Portable, and travel-ready, especially convenient when one is limited access to fresh food. It is lightweight and so easy to fit into the pocket of your athletic wear or backpack. Take some salami with you on a hike, run, or wherever you train.
#8: Long Shelf-Life
Before cured salami has even reached the market shelf, it has already spent a month of its life aging in a dry room reaching its harmonious balanced level of moisture. From then on, the salami is completely shelf stable and can last longer than 12 months when stored in a cool, dry place if not devoured by the other members of the household first.
For those of you who are looking for something to substitute your protein bar or powder while working up a sweat, get a hold of some delightful cured and dried salami. It is a great source of lean protein while it keeps you energized to keep pushing forward as you train, practice, hike, or adventure. For those of you following a low-carb keto diet, salami is ideal and quite tasty. Our artisanal salumi is made with no additives such as nitrates and nitrites, hormones, and antibiotics. It is made with only all natural ingredients to give you peace of mind and body when snacking. Pick some up today and get going, if not, the salami will be there, patiently awaiting as it boasts a long life on the shelf.
Shop any of our protein-rich salami in whole chub or pre-sliced formats next time you’re out and about training or hiking. Check out these wonderful snacks: