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Health Benefits Of Grass Fed Meat
The meat that comes to your table should not only provide you gustatory enjoyment but also ensure your good health. If you have always wondered about grass fed beef and bison and its benefits, you might be glad to know that there are indeed advantages. If you have been looking for ways to improve the fare at your dinner table, it's time for you to learn why grass fed beef is better.
What is Grass Fed Beef?
Grass fed beef is beef sourced from cattle that are raised in pastures. These cows feed on grass that grow naturally on the soil. Since the natural diet of cows consist of grass and other leguminous plants such as alfalfa, this practice is considered the most ideal in raising cattle for meat. Grass-fed cows are also allowed to roam freely, unlike cattle raised in feedlots. The difference between grass fed and grain fed beef is essentially the process and diet used to raise cattle, which results in healthier and arguably, tastier meat.
Is Grass Fed Beef Healthier?
There are arguments for and against grass fed beef but a look at what happens to the meat during the growth of a cow will help you understand why demand for meat raised in an organic and environmentally sound manner may be the better option for you. Here are health benefits of grass fed meat to consider:
Grass fed cattle are usually raised on naturally growing grass. Cattle in feedlots, on the other hand, are fed with drugs and antibiotics to help their ability to digest grains such as corn or soy. To hasten their physical growth and the amount of meat they will be able to produce later, they are also fed hormones and similar growth stimulants.
Lower Amount of Bad Fats
Diet and the environment where the cows are raised lower the content of overall fat in grass-fed beef. The meat, however, contains higher levels of good fats, especially conjugated linoleic acid and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which help prevent cancer and heart disease.
Lower Carbon Footprint
Growing grass uses less energy than growing grains. It also does not require fuel, manpower and other costs related to planting, harvesting and transporting grain.
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