The Health Benefits of Grass Fed Beef:

Less BAD Fat and Cholesterol:

  • All grass fed products tend to have much lower fat content than grain fed products. For instance, a grass fed sirloin steak has about 1/3 the amount of fat as a similar steak from a grain fed cow!

  • In fact, grass fed meat has comparable fat levels to skinless chicken, venison, and elk. Lean meats like these are much lower in calories and they actually LOWER your LDL cholesterol levels ("bad" cholesterol)! The following table compares the fat content of several staple meat products: (1)

More GOOD FAT:

  • Although grass fed beef has lower fat content than grain fed beef overall, it actually contains much higher levels of omega-3-fatty acids.

  • Saturated fatty acids (sat-fats) can lead to elevated "bad" LDL cholesterol levels that can lead to a number of health issues like heart disease adn atherosclerosis.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids (unsat-fats), on the other hand, not only provide the same nutritional value and metabolic energy yield as saturated fats, but WITHOUT the health risks! 

  • In other words, grass fed beef is a healthier option without sacrificing flavor!

RICH in Vitamins and Minerals:

  • Beta-carotene: Shown to have the potential to treat cataracts, heart disease, and other ailments.

  • Vitamin E: Fat soluble antioxidant that reduces the levels of oxidative radials implicated in various types of cancer.   

  • B-vitamin: Essential cofactor for several enzymes involved in various metabolic processes. 

  • CLA (Conjugated linoleic acid): Shown to be associated with lower risks of various types of cancer.

 

References: 

  1. https://www.americangrassfedbeef.com/grass-fed-natural-beef.asp

  2. https://www.labmuffin.com/labmuffin/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/structures-saturated-unsaturated-fatty-acids-soap.jpg

  3. http://www.know-facts.com/wpimages/omega-3-and-omega-6-fatty-acids.pn

Created by Henry Baird