Lower fat & calorie content: Grass-fed beef is lower in fat ad calories than grain-fed beef. Our six-ounce steak from a grass-finished steer has one-half to one-third the amount of fat and about 100 fewer calories than a six-ounce steak from a grain-fed steer. The average person eats 66 lbs of beef a year, switching from grain-fed to grass-fed beef could save you from consuming approximately 18,000 calories. Assuming you change nothing else from you diet, you could lose about six lbs a year. Grass-fed beef has about the same amount of fat as skinless chicken, wild deer or elk, and like these other lean meats, actually lowers your LDL cholesterol levels.
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Grass-fed beef is also higher in these fatty acids. These good fats are the most heart-friendly of all fats, and it has been shown that people with ample amounts of omega-3s in their diets are less likely to have high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, and are 50 percent less likely to suffer heart-attack. It is essential for healthy brain function and reduces the risk of cancer. Studies show essential fats have slowed the growth of an array of cancers and also kept them from spreading. When cattle are taken off omega-3 rich grass and shipped to feedlots to be fattened on grain, they lose their store of beneficial fat. It’s estimated that only 40% of Americans consume an adequate supply of omea-3 fatty acids. Switching to meat and dairy products from grass-fed animals is one way to restore this vital nutrient to your diet. For more indepth information, visit:
Conjugated Linoleic Acid
CLA is another good fat found in grass-fed beef, which contains three to five times more CLAs than conventionally fed beef. One of the most potent defenses against cancer, studies show that women who had the highest levels of CLA in their diet had 60 percent lower risk of breast cancer than those with the lowest levels of CLA. Switching to grass-fed meat and dairy products reduces a woman’s risk of breast cancer.
Grass-fed beef also contains vitamin E, this potent antioxidant has anti-aging properties and is linked to lowering the risk of heart disease and cancer. Most Americans are deficient in this vitamin, so our healthy animals make for healthy people.