The primary reason we eat is for energy, but what makes food enjoyable is the taste, so when it comes to grass-fed beef, we're in luck! Not only does grass-fed beef taste better, it is also much more nutritious than grain-fed meat.
To begin, grass-fed beef has fewer calories, and less fat and cholesterol. Grass-fed beef has higher levels of vitamin E, beta carotene, vitamin C, omega-3s, and CLAs (cancer fighting fat). Cattle raised on their natural food source and allowed to gain weight at a healthy rate are almost as lean as wild game.
On the other hand, feedlot cattle are fed an unnatural diet of grain, corn, and soy to cut operation costs and promote faster weight gain (It’s like McDonald’s for cows). This destroys the nutritional value of the meat which, in turn, is detrimental to you.
At our ranch, our cows are fed 100% organic grasses and graze on our organic pastures every day from birth to market. They are never fed anything but grass... ever. Come see for yourself!
Grass-fed beef is better for human health than grain-fed beef in ten different ways, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date. The 2009 study was a joint effort between the USDA and researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina. Compared with grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef was:
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