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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Why eat Grass Fed Meat vs Grain Fed animal products?
Grass fed beef is what is referred to as a nutrient dense food. That means that the amount of essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins is higher per calorie than other foods. Grass fed beef products are lower in total fat than beef from grain fed cattle. When meat is lean, it actually lowers your cholesterol levels and because grass fed meat is so lean, it is lower in calories. The greater the fat content, the greater the number of calories. Although grass fed meat is low in bad fats (including saturated fat and trans fats), it gives you from two to six times more of a type of good fat called "omega-3 fatty acids." Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in every cell and system in our bodies; people that intake larger amounts of omega-3s in their diet are less likely to have high blood pressure or irregular heartbeat and are only half as likely to have a serious heart attack. Omega-3 fats have been linked to brain function as well. People with a diet rich in omega-3s are less likely to suffer from depression, attention deficit disorder (hyperactivity), or Alzheimer's disease. When cattle are taken off grass and shipped to a feedlot to be fattened on grain, each day that an animal spends in the feedlot, its supply of omega-3s is diminished.