How Many Slim Jims Will Kill You?

July 16, 2023
David Sunnyside

If you’re a fan of Slim Jims, then you know how delicious and satisfying they are. But how many can you eat in a day and is that too much processed meat?

It is recommended to limit your intake of Slim Jims to one or two sticks per day. The reason behind this is that they are high in sodium and can lead to a range of health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disorders, and other serious issues. In addition, the meat used in these jerky sticks is often mechanically separated, which means that there could be tendon and lips in it. This can be very dangerous for pregnant women and is not recommended.

While it’s not necessary to avoid eating Slim Jims completely, it is a good idea to read the ingredients list on the label. While beef is the primary ingredient in most varieties, other ingredients include dextrose, corn and wheat proteins, lactic acid culture salt, hydrolyzed soy, and sodium nitrites. These additives can lead to a number of side effects, including rectal cancer and increased risk of heart disease.

To reduce your risk of eating too many Slim Jims, try switching to a healthier option like Jack Links Beef Sticks. They have half the calories and nearly three times less fat than a Slim Jim, plus no MSG or nitrates. They also contain no gluten, so you can enjoy them even if you’re on a restricted diet.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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