What You’re Not Being Told About Grass-fed Beef
(And What You Should Look for Instead)
We’ve got a beef conspiracy on our hands. Many health conscious men and women have taken to eating grass-fed beef the last couple of years.
And for good reason.
For starters, grass-fed just tastes better. Grass-fed beef is juicier, more tender and overall, more flavorful.
Grass-fed beef also boasts less saturated fat (the bad fat), more omega-3s (which most American’s are deficient in), and twice as much conjugated linoleic acid (which has been shown to decrease body fat in some populations) as their “manufactured” counterpart.1,4,5
Going even further, scientists have found that people who consume many processed foods and meats tend to have a high omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, which can create health complications such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and more.6
Grass-fed beef hosts more omega-3s due to the herbivorous diet of the cattle.6
Grass-fed beef is also dense with vitamins. Specifically vitamins A and E, which can support the health of vital organs and supports cells in fighting infection respectively.3
There are a whole host of other benefits to choosing grass-fed beef (such as lower overall fat content and the presence of antioxidants), but in layman's terms… Grass-fed beef has superior health benefits when compared to the mass-produced mush that comes from grain-fed cattle.
Not All Grass-Fed Beef is Created Equal
In fact, some companies are trying to pull the wool over your eyes by taking advantage of a legal loophole in their labelling process.
Big companies get away with labelling their beef as “grass-fed” when in reality, the cattle were only fed a grass diet for a short span of time. Many times, the cattle are fed a grass diet in the early stages of their life, then switched to grain to bulk up for the rest of their lifespan.
This means the cattle are being stuffed with soy, corn, and who knows what else, to fatten them up artificially.
Keep in mind that a big part of the benefit of a grass-fed diet is the activity that comes with it. Cattle that are eating a grass diet are generally free to graze the pastures, move around, and live their natural lives.
Grain-fed cattle are usually kept in feedlots. These are close-quarters areas with minimal space where the cattle are given grain feed that usually contains corn and soy to fatten them up. Many times, the cattle are also given hormones to balloon them up even more.
Jam-packed spaces can allow disease to fester and create the need for the animals to be injected with antibiotics. The health of the cattle diminishes due to lack of activity and artificial fattening. And the companies who raise these cattle have dollar signs in their eyeballs.
A huge portion of the benefits of the grass diet are thrown out the window when the cattle are raised in this unnatural and avaricious manner.
It’s up to you to stay vigilant. But, what should you look for?
Enter: Grass-Finished Beef
When you see the “grass-finished” label, you can be sure that the cattle were fed grass diets their entire lives and the cattle were free to roam the pastures. As a result, grass-finished beef has less fat and a higher nutrient composition compared to beef that was just fed a grass diet once.
Beef produced from cattle living a natural life can also be labeled “100% grass-fed”, “grass-fed and finished”, and some even have “Certified Grass-fed” standard that ensures the cattle were fed a grass diet and were ethically raised.2
In general, if you’re looking for top quality beef, you should get suspicious when the beef is labelled “grass-fed”, “organic”, “natural” “vegetarian fed”, and even “pasture raised”.2
None of those labels guarantee the cattle were fed a grass diet for their whole life. Which means you can’t be certain you’re getting top quality nutrition.
So, keep your eyes open, because you don’t want any of that artificially fattened, antibiotic-injected, assembly-line beef, do you?
At FarmersCart, Our Beef Comes From Happy and Healthy Animals Raised on High- Quality Pastures
The cattle graze a mixture of fresh grasses. Our cattle graze clover and ryegrass in the cool winter and spring. In the spring and summer, the cattle graze Sudan, milet, and other warm season grasses. Most importantly, our cattle spend their time outdoors on lush green pastures the way they were intended.
Our beef is grass-fed and finished. Never given antibiotics. Never injected with hormones.
And that’s because we allow our cattle to roam freely. There’s no need for antibiotics because they’re not confined to enclosed spaces. They live very naturally lives and they develop as nature intended.
It’s good for you, good for the animals, and good for the environment.
Interested in trying some of our high quality, tasty, and delicious meat?
Head to the link below, where we also have pasture-raised pork and wild-caught seafood.
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