Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef


Grassfed BeefThere are nutritional differences between grass-fed cattle and conventionally raised cows.

Here’s the breakdown:

Grass-fed Cattle

Contains higher Omega-3 fatty acids.

Cattle are allowed to graze freely on nutrient-rich. soils & grass.

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is higher in grass-fed cattle which has been found to lower diabetes risk & have cardio-protective properties.

Hormones are generally never used in grass-fed cows.

Vitamins beta carotene, vitamin A and vitamin E are much higher.

 

Conventionally Raised Cattle

Contains higher amounts of omega-6 fatty acidsthe type of fatty acid that could contribute to pro-inflammation if consumed in higher porporiton to 0mega-3 fats.

Conventional cattle are crammed into feedlots and could be prone to animal cruelty.

The saturated fat content in conventional cattle is higher than grass-fed beef.

Hormones are generally added to conventionally raised cattle.

How to find local suppliers of Grass Fed beef:

EatWild.com provides you with local suppliers as well as National USA-based companies.

More on grass fed beef and nutrition values can be found by clicking here.