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Benefits of eating Grass Fed Beef

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Grass-fed beef is healthier for you to eat than grain-fed beef!

Here's why:

  • 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-3

  • A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)

  • Higher in conjugated linoleic acid or CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter

  • Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)

  • Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease
  • Lower Fat - Meat from grass-fed cattle is much lower in fat and, therefore, lower in calories. A 6-ounce steak from a grass-finished animal has almost 100 fewer calories than the same-sized piece from a grain-fed animal. If, like the average American, you eat about 67 pounds of beef a year, switching to grass-fed beef will save you nearly 18,000 calories a year.

    Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to human health. Sixty percent of the fatty acids in grass are omega-3, formed in the chloroplasts of green leaves. Grass-fed cattle can contain as much as two to four times more omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed animals.

    At the same time, a high ratio of omega-6 (bad) to omega-3 (good) fatty acids has been linked with an increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, allergies, depression, obesity, and autoimmune disorders. A ratio of four to one or lower is considered ideal, Grain-fed beef has a much higher ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids than wild game or grass-fed beef. In grass-fed beef, the ratio is approximately 2 to 1, while the ratio in grain-fed beef is more than 14 to 1.

    More Vitamins - Vitamin E is linked with a lower risk of heart disease and cancer in humans. Meat from grass-fed cattle is higher in vitamin E, as much as four times higher than meat from feedlot cattle.

    Rich source of CLA - Meat from grass-fed animals is the richest known source of "conjugated linoleic acid" or CLA. Grass-fed cattle have been found to produce 2 to 5 times more CLA than cattle fed high grain feedlot diets. In tests, a diet containing even a small amount of CLA greatly reduced cancerous growth.

    On average, the beef of the Belted Galloway is 46% lower in calories, 72% lower in fat calories, 68% lower in total fat, 69% lower in saturated fat, 57% lower in cholesterol, 19% higher in protein, 67% higher in calcium, and 73% higher in niacin. It is clear that Belted Galloway beef is further uniquely important for human health. Not only is Belted Galloway beef lower in calories, lower in fat calories, lower in total fat, lower in saturated fat, lower in cholesterol, higher in protein, higher in calcium, and niacin, while providing a lower total fatty acid content, this nutritious beef maintains a beneficial CLA content and n-6/n-3 ratio.

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    This page updated 10 July 2021 @ 1431 Mountain

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