You are what you eat and you are what you eat eats. Not only is it important to pay mind to what we feed ourselves, but it’s equally as important to be aware of what’s being fed to the animals we’re eating. Why?
The diet of the cow greatly affects the types of fat present in meat.
The grass-fed difference:
Grass-fed beef is lower in fat and calories.
Lean beef lowers your bad LCL cholesterol levels; a 6oz steak from a grass-fed cow can have about 100 calories less than a steak from a grain-fed cow.
Grass-fed beef has extra omega-3s, which play a vital role in your overall health. The difference? Grass-fed beef contains between 2-4 times more omega-3s than grain-fed beef. More omega-3s means lower blood pressure, a decreased risk of heart disease, and numerous mental health benefits.
CLA’s are a potent defense against cancer. What are CLAs? They’re good fat and grass-fed beef contains 3-5 times more CLAs than products that are grain fed.
More antioxidants & vitamins.
Antioxidants play an important role in protecting our cells from oxidation. Grass-fed beef contains more vitamin E, glutathione, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase. Vitamin E and beta-carotene are antioxidants which work together synergistically to protect the meat from the butcher to your plate. Meat from grass-fed cows is four times higher in vitamin E than meat from grain-fed cows. Plus, grass-fed beef contains higher levels of zinc, iron, phosphorous, sodium, and potassium.