Health Benefits Of Grass-Fed Beef
There is a huge difference between the health benefits of Grass-fed Beef and Grain-Fed Beef.
By reading this we will assume that you are probably a beef eater and have purchased “modern” grain fed beef from a grocery store. We know that most all beef tastes great and is loaded with protein, vitamins, and minerals, but Grass-fed has extra health benefits – and tastes extra good too!
Grass-fed Beef was eaten exclusively until the post-war development of vast surpluses in corn production which has resulted in the creation of feed lots that are intended to grow cattle at an accelerated rate and at very low cost.
Grown and cooked correctly, Grass-fed Beef is the best there is! These products not only offer inherent health benefits, but also offer the very finest of flavor and eating satisfaction. You see, cows are ruminants; they are meant to eat grass, not grains. Most all cattle begin life on pasture. When a beef animal is taken off grass pasture and quickly fattened with grain in a feed lot, it loses its high stores of Vitamin E, beta carotene, CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid), and Omega-3 fatty acid. Feeding large amounts of any kind of grain to a ruminant makes the meat less beneficial to us. In order to have the healthiest meat, the animal needs to remain on its natural pasture-based diet.
Compared with grain-fed beef, Grass-fed Beef has as much as four times more Vitamin E, five times more cancer-fighting CLA, three times more heart-friendly Omega-3s, and twice as much beta-carotene. It is also lower in calories, total fat, and saturated fat.
In addition, Grass-fed Beef is likely to be free of undesirable elements often given to grain-fed beef, like hormones, antibiotics, stress vaccines, pesticides and food additives. Jo Robinson, co-author of The Omega Diet said, “If it’s in their feed, it’s in our feed, so if it’s in our food, it’s affecting our health.”
Finally, let’s not forget that finishing beef on pasture is not only humane and healthy for the animal, but it can actually improve the environment. Don’t take our word in making these claims lightly. Please do the research for yourself. We suggest: www.eatwild.com