Health Benefits of choosing 100% Grass Fed Beef
Grass fed Beef has regained popularity in recent years for good reason. Consumers have become much more interested in where their food comes from and the processes involved, with the welfare of the animals being a major part of this. 100% Grass fed beef is reared in a less intensive, more natural and more sustainable way. 100% Grass fed beef had become a bit of a rarity due to the widespread production of grain fed beef, a process designed to speed up the growing process and driving down the costs and efficiencies of production. Grain fed beef is still predominantly sold across the world, but armed with more information and a desire to know exactly what they are eating, more people are choosing to eat Grass fed beef in their diet.
For anyone wanting to find out more about the science and more detail on the nutritional values of choosing to eat 100% Grass fed beef, there is an increasing amount of studies being carried out worldwide and more information is being made available on line all the time. You may also wish to have a look at the following American study.
Below are just some of the known health benefits of choosing 100% Grass Fed Beef.
Extra Omega 3
Grass fed beef contains as much as three times the levels of omega-3 fatty acids (good fats found in oily fish) than grain fed beef. This is believed and well documented to lower the risk of cancer, and can help with the prevention of depression whilst lowering blood pressure.
Lots of vitamins
Grass fed beef is rich in Vitamin A and E, which help strengthen the immune system and maintain healthy skin and eyes. It is believed that Vitamin E is actually up to four times higher in grass fed meat than grain fed.
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is 300%-400% higher in grass fed cuts than Grain fed. This is a nutrient associated with lowering heart disease and the risk of cancer, as well as reducing body fat and maintaining lean body mass.
Grain fed beef is higher in overall fat and in artery-clogging saturated fat than grass fed. Choosing to eat grass fed beef in your diet helps reduce the risk of heart disease.
There are plenty of antioxidants to take advantage of with 100% Grass Fed Beef. The meat contains lots of carotenoids such as beta-carotene which are sourced from the pigments in the greens that the animals eat.
We believe, exclusively grass fed beef is produced in a more the ethical and sustainable way. The rearing may take longer and be a little less cost efficient, but we think it’s worth it. Our animals lead a happy lives and our meat is of the highest quality and tastes divine!