The Benefits of Grass-Fed Meat

I’m a huge proponent of grass-fed meat; there are numerous studies that show it has a multitude of health benefits over conventional grain-fed meats.

Meat from grass-fed cattle, sheep and bison is lower in total fat. Grass-fed beef has about 75% less fat that grain-fed beef and it has about the same amount of fat as a skinless chicken breast.

Research shows that grass-fed beef actually lowers your bad cholesterol or LDL and increases levels of omega-3 fatty acids. These changes are linked with a lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and depression.

Here are some more reasons to eat grass-fed meat:

  • Lower in Total Fat
  • Higher in Beta-Carotene
  • Higher in Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol)
  • Higher in the B-Vitamins Thiamin and Riboflavin
  • Higher in the Minerals Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium
  • Higher in Total Omega-3s
  • A Healthier Ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 Fatty Acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
  • Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a Potential Cancer Fighter
  • Higher in Vaccenic Acid (which can be Transformed into CLA)
  • Lower Saturated Fats
  • Happier Animals

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