1. Grass fed beef is lean which means it's lower in fat. A 6-ounce steak from a grass-finished steer has almost 100 fewer calories than a 6-ounce steak from a grainfed steer.
2. The animals have more omega-3s than grainfed animals. Omega-3s are formed in the green leaves of plants. Sixty percent of the fat content of grass is a type of omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic or LNA. Grass-fed beef has the recommended ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fats (3:1.) When cattle are taken off grass and shipped to a feedlot to be fattened on grain, they lose their valuable store of LNA as well as two other types of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Each day that an animal spends in the feedlot, its supply of omega-3s is diminished.
3.Grass-fed beef is loaded with other natural minerals and vitamins, plus it's a great source of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) a fat that reduces the risk of cancer, obesity, diabetes, and a number of immune disorders.
Beef, in its natural grass-fed state, is a perfect health food.
REAL Beef is Grass Fed Beef
When we switch from grain fed to grass fed meat, we are simply returning to the diet of our long-ago ancestors, the diet that is most in harmony with our physiology. Every cell and every system of our bodies will function better when we eat products from animals raised on grass.
The Health Benefits of Grass Farming,
Why Grassfed is Best!
Author: Jo Johnson