Grass-Fed Product

Health Benefits

Grass-fed and grass-finished beef, and pasture-raised poultry have numerous health benefits. Below, we’ve highlighted a few. If you’d like to learn more, click the button below to see the full article.

 
 
 
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Lower in Fat & Calories

1/3 less fat than grain-fed

Meat from grass-fed cattle is lower in total fat. If the meat is very lean, it can have one third as much fat as a similar cut from a grain-fed animal. Because meat from grass-fed animals is lower in fat than meat from grain-fed animals, it is also lower in calories.

Extra Omega-3s

All around good

Meat from grass-fed animals has two to four times more Omega-3 fatty acids than meat from grain-fed animals. Omega-3s are called "good fats" because they play a vital role in every cell and system in your body. They are heart friendly, essential for brain health, and are known to reduce cancer risk.

 
 
 

The CLA Bonus

Defend against Cancer

Meat and dairy products from grass-fed ruminants are the richest known source of another type of good fat called "conjugated linoleic acid" or CLA. When ruminants are raised on fresh pasture alone, their products contain three to five times more CLA than products from animals fed conventional diets. CLA may be one of our most potent defenses against cancer. In laboratory animals, a very small percentage of CLA—a mere 0.1 percent of total calories—greatly reduced tumor growth.

Vitamin E

Lower Heart Disease and Cancer Risk

Meat from grass-fed animals is also higher in vitamin E. The meat from the pastured cattle is four times higher in vitamin E than the meat from the feedlot cattle and, interestingly, almost twice as high as the meat from the feedlot cattle given vitamin E supplements. In humans, vitamin E is linked with a lower risk of heart disease and cancer. This potent antioxidant may also have anti-aging properties. Most Americans are deficient in vitamin E.

 
 
 

Improve Fat Levels

Gain Essential fats

Eating moderate amounts of grass-fed meat for only 4 weeks will give you healthier levels of essential fats, according to a 2011 study in the British Journal of Nutrition. The British research showed that healthy volunteers who ate grass-fed meat increased their blood levels of Omega-3 fatty acids and decreased their level of pro-inflammatory Omega-6 fatty acids. These changes are linked with a lower risk of a host of disorders, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, and inflammatory disease.

Interestingly, volunteers who consumed conventional, grain-fed meat ended up with lower levels of Omega-3s and higher levels of Omega-6s than they had at the beginning of the study, suggesting that eating conventional meat had been detrimental to their health.

Lower Omega-6

“Omega-6 is like a fat producing bomb”

As said by French researcher Gerard Ailhaud, commenting on the results of a new study showing that mice fed the amount of omega-6 fatty acids present in the modern western diet, grow fatter and fatter with each succeeding generation. Omega-6 fatty acids are essential for health, but the amount consumed by most Americans increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, and cancer. Omega-6s are most abundant in vegetable oils such as corn oil, safflower oil, and cottonseed oils (olive oil is low in Omega-6 fatty acids). Few people realize that grain-fed animals are also a major source of Omega-6s.

 

All information courtesy of EatWild.com