Health Benefits of Grass Fed Beef

Eye fillet of grass-fed beef.

Grass-fed meats part of your diet
Why you should make free range and grass-fed meats part of your diet, and cut out factory farmed meats.

‘Grass fed‘(TM) means that the cattle or farm animal from which your meat comes have eaten only grass & other naturally foraged foods. Free range means that they are not raised & kept in disgusting conditions, & fed with huge doses of antibiotics to fend off disease and infection & given growth hormones in order to be brought to slaughter more quickly & turn over a larger profit for the farmer.

Nutrition from a grass-fed beef

The diet of the animal makes all the difference to the meat it will yield, of course. One of the most important differences between grain-fed & grass-fed beef is that grass-fed has a much higher content of good fats, & fewer bad fats. Good fats are what we need to live & have energy; bad fats are what kill us. An understanding of the difference of bad and healthy meats & clean food is essential to understanding nutrition. High instances of things that are fantastic for your health, like omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants & vitamins such as vitamin E, are all present in grass-fed beef.

Basically, gluten is okay for you, in small amounts. Eat too much & you’ll be consuming way too many ’empty calories'(TM) Stick with gluten-free or low-gluten diets for the best nutritional punch you can find.

Want to loose Fat?  Switch to grass-fed beef,

Fat has 9 calories per gram, compared with only 4 calories for protein and carbohydrates. The greater the fat content, the greater the number of calories.

If you eat a typical amount of beef (66.5 pounds a year), switching to grassfed beef will save you 17,733 calories a year’s without requiring any willpower or change in eating habits. If everything else in your diet remains constant, you’ll lose about six pounds a year. If all Americans switched to grassfed meat, our national epidemic of obesity would begin to diminish.

These things are all essential for well-rounded good health. When the omega 6 fats to omega 3 fats ratio exceeds 4:1 in our diet, health problems occur. Grain-fed beef has a ratio of around 20:1, whereas grass-fed beef is at 3:1. Grass fed farming is becoming more and more popular as the health benefits become known & are practiced by farmers & supported by butchers like Cannings butchers.

If you’re thinking of your health and well-being, you’re much better off spending a little more on grass fed beef. There is a world of difference. After all Fat loss & lean muscle mass is achieved not only through correct training but also eating properly.