Why should we eat grass-fed beef rather than conventional beef? Are there certain health benefits involved?
Eating grassfed beef has become more than just a modern trend. The health benefits of eating grass-fed beef have proven historically to be astronomical and while most of us have heard the hype around the term 'grass fed’, understanding its nutritional value can be crucial for our health. So, what does 'grass fed' mean for our bodies?
The American Grassfed Association refers to grassfed animals as "those that have eaten nothing but grass and forage from weaning to harvest, have not been raised in confinement, and have never been fed antibiotics or growth hormones."
Conventionally raised beef is primarily fed corn, soy and other unnatural fillers and are often given hormones and drugs to speed the growth process. Conventional cattle are also usually kept in confined spaces and unhealthy living conditions. These unnatural diet and conditions cause the nutritional value to become detrimental to the consumer.
Grassfed beef tends to have a different fat content than that of conventional beef which aids in lowering cholesterol levels, while also adding omega 3's (good, healthy fats) into our diets. Because grass-fed beef has the “right” fat over conventional beef, it also contains fewer calories, making it an effective dietary change for healthy weight loss!
Ultimately, a cows diet can have a dramatic impact on its nutritional supply, which in turn becomes our nutritional intake. Eat grass fed beef and feel the difference!