Isn’t it great when you learn that something you love is actually good for you? More and more scientific research is showing how grass-fed beef provides amazing health benefits. We have learned that Omega-3 oils are good for us and that fish provide those heart-healthy elements. A nice salmon filet or halibut steak provides Omega-3 because the fish ate the vegetation that was turned into fish muscle. When we eat the fish, that nutrition can be used by our bodies. In the same manner, when cows eat green grasses and clovers in the pasture, the nutrition, including Omega-3’s and more, is converted into meat that then is available to us, Here are just some of the important boosts for good health your family will gain when you include grass-fed beef in your diet.
- The CLAs (Conjugated Linoleic Acids) found in grass-fed beef are known to provide anti-cancer properties, and grass-fed beef contains 500% more CLA than grain-finished beef. Research over the past thirty years suggests that cattle raised only on grass will produce meat with CLA components that may limit cancer cell growth and even decrease the chances of cancer altogether.
- Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids have long been touted as supporting heart health. Grass-fed beef provides 75% more Omega 3 and 78% more Omega 6. And heart healthy Vitamin E is also found in higher levels in grass-fed beef.
- The healthy fats provided in grass-fed beef are beneficial in maintaining blood sugar at an optimum level. Insulin sensitivity has been shown to improve with consuming CLA contained in grass-fed beef. Keeping blood sugar at healthy levels has been shown to prevent diabetes and heart disease.
- Grass-fed cows are typically not treated with antibiotics or hormones as opposed to feed-lot, grain-fed cattle. Consumer Reports conducted a study that showed grass-fed beef contained fewer antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
- Grass-fed beef may also increase bone density and prevent obesity.
The scientific evidence is still growing and we are still learning more about the benefits of a good diet that includes Colorado grass-fed beef. To find out more about the studies that led to the information listed above, please refer to the following: