WHY GRASS FED BEEF IS A HEALTHIER CHOICE THAN GRAIN FED BEEF

26 - August - 2011

Grass fed cattle are freeto roam the fields, and consume a diet of grass and naturally growing plants and flowers. There are numerous health benefits to eating this form of beef. The meat provided by these cattle has 1/3 less fat than that of a grain fed bovine. The flavor of the meat will taste better and more gamey, as the flavor comes from the grass and flowers that animal has eaten, rather than flavoring provided by fat typically marbled through grain fed beef.

The fat that is provided by the grass fed beef is also more nutritious to us. Every three ounce serving contains 35 mg. of the Omega 3 fatty acids we hear so much about, as well as EPA and DHA (which protect our heart and brain) compared to the 18mg provided by grain fed beef.

In addition, grass fed beef contains two times more conjugated linoleic acid per serving (26 mg as compared to grain fed beef which only contains 13 mg). Conjugated linoleic acid not only has been found to ease weight loss, but also reduces your risk of heart disease and some cancers.

The article is reprinted from Examiner.com