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The Benefits of Eating Grass Fed Beef

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Consuming grass-fed beef and dairy is good for you. Grass fed beef provides fats that help with weight loss and promote youthful skin, bones and heart.

Grass fed cows typically get more exercise, making their meat leaner. For every 3 oz serving, there’s around 6g less fat in grass fed beef than it’s grain-fed counterpart. If you’re counting calories, this is good news. But, even more important, is that the quality of fat in grass fed beef is much better. Grass fed beef contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids which keep the heart, joints, brain and skin appearing youthful. Moreover, another fat – CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) comes directly from the grass (there is none in GMO grain), enables stored fat to be burned as energy, which raises metabolism and helps a person to be leaner. CLA is also known to cause cancer cell apoptosis (suicide), and who doesn’t want that in this day and age? Also, low levels of CLA in our diet have been partially linked to the rise of obesity.

Here are some other benefits of grass fed beef:

  • Contains 4 times more Vitamin E than grain-fed beef (makes you more youthful – nobody wants to look like an old leather bag!!!)
  • Good selenium levels lessen anxiety, depression, and fatigue. Low levels are associated with heart and bone disease.
  • Contains the highest level of zinc in any meat, promoting clear skin, strong nails and boosts the immune system.
  • Conenzyme Q-10 increases energy in all cells, especially the heart, so it supports overall vigor.

There’s much more to say, but this just gives you a taste. Quite frankly, grass fed beef is far superior to grain fed, industrialized beef.

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2 Responses to The Benefits of Eating Grass Fed Beef

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    April March 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    Hi there Rick, I found your tips on yogurt and grassfed beef very interesting and helpful! I am planning to eat only grass-fed dairy and beef, to experiment with eliminating some symptoms that may be related to grains. I cannot tell if Kerrygold butter is actually organic and from grass-fed cows. I have been choosing Organic Valley pasture butter because I thought it might be grass-fed but it only says pasture-based cows. What do you think? And I also wonder if you have found any grass-fed poultry – I don’t think any are offered on the U.S. Wellness site. i just buy organic from Whole Foods or Wise or Eberly but have never seen grass-fed chicken. I have been eating Stonyfield Organic full-fat plain Greek yogurt because I thought Greek yogurt was supposed to be so good for you, but I am going to try Seven Stars and maybe make my own now that you have inspired me. Thanks for any input on grass-fed organic butter and chicken.

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    Rick Osborn March 15, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    April,

    Thanks for the comments and your question! If you’re having symptoms related to eating grains, particularly gluten, going grass-fed is an excellent option. As for Kerrygold butter, it is my understanding that it does come from grass-fed cows and is most likely the best choice out there, other than local, farm-raised and made varieties. Sometimes when choosing our foods, we have to go for the the least harmful at times (or best that we can find). I would suggest looking for a local co-op for local grass-fed butter and other dairy products. I get mine from a co-op, delivered from an Amish farm. I love it – great quality, all grass-fed, etc. As for “grass-fed” poultry, the term “grass-fed” typically does not apply, but rather look for the words pastured and free-range. Many times poultry is supplemented with grains, i.e. corn and soy, so you have to be careful. Your best best, again, is to buy them from a local farmer’s market. Talk to the farmer there and ask them how their chickens are raised. They’re usually very glad to tell you. You want to make sure that chickens are free to roam on pasture as they are omnivores – eating a bit of everything from worms to seeds to grass, etc. This will give you the best product when it comes to their meat and eggs.

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