4 Reasons why grass fed beef is superior.
There are numerous ways in which cattle and other livestock are raised for our food and this brings up many different debates on which are actually better for you. Each way livestock is raised has its own benefits but today we are going to talk about:
1. Cattle have been grazing the world’s lands for thousands of years
Cattle have evolved to feed on grass and legumes, it’s what they do. All their natural life they spend roaming and feeding on grass. One of the major alternatives is grain fed beef which typically comes from cattle that is contained in feedlots. Not a real natural way for cattle to be raised. It has also been proven that grain fed beef contains more non beneficial fats than its grass fed counterpart.
2. Grass fed beef contains more health benefits
Beef is well known for its levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which has been proven to have many health benefits. It can help fight off cancers, clogged arteries, reduce body fat and prevent/delay diabetes. So why is grass fed beef better than other types? Simple, grass fed beef shows an increase of CLA by 30-40% which is maximising the health benefits in beef.
3. More antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
Now we all know that beef contains great antioxidants, vitamins and minerals regardless of how it was raised. However, it has been proven that grass fed beef contains a considerable amount more than the likes of its counterpart grain fed. Grass contains carotenoids that are then converted to fats in the cow, where grains do not have any. A great article written on the grass fed vs. grain fed can be found here http://chriskresser.com/why-grass-fed-trumps-grain-fed
4. It’s natural
You can’t get more natural then grass fed beef. It’s what our ancestors ate; it’s what we are meant to eat. When you are enjoying your delicious meal of grass fed beef, you can be sure that the cattle have lived a happy life grazing pasture and living how they were meant to.
With all this in mind, come down to our butcher shop in Hope Island, Gold Coast to check out our great range of grass fed beef and other grass fed meat.