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Benefits of 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 fats that are essential to human health. Sixty percent of the fatty acids in grass is omega-3, which is 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 - In humans, vitamin E is linked with a lower risk of heart disease and cancer. 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 growths.

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    This page updated 30 May 2020 @ 0638 Mountain

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