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Why choose grass finished meat over conventionally raised meat?

written by

Laura Wheeler

posted on

March 15, 2021

You've heard grass fed, grass finished meat is better for you; but do you really know why? 

We have the answers. 

#1. The Omega 3 ratio.

A healthy diet should have a ratio of between 1:1 and 4:1 of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids. Grass-finished beef has an average ratio of 1.53:1, which falls within the healthy range. Adding omega 3s is important because the typical American consumes 11-30 times more omega 6s than omega 3s.

Why should you care about omega 3s? Having an adequate amount of omega 3s in your diet can help combat health issues such as heart attack, cancer, and depression.


#2. CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)

Grass-finished beef has 2-3 times the amount of CLA compared to grain finished beef.

Big deal, what good is CLA? Increasing your CLA consumption can help fight carcinogenesis, atherosclerosis, and the onset of diabetes.


#3. Beta-carotene (Vitamin A)

Vitamin A is important for normal vision, bone growth, reproduction, cell division, and cell differentiation. Grass-finished meat has up to 7 times more beta-carotene.

Fun fact! If you’ve ever noticed a yellow tinge to the fat on grass-finished meat, you’re actually seeing the carotenoids responsible for vitamin A.

 #4. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect your body from free radicals, which are thought to contribute to chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Grass-finished beef has up to 3x more vitamin E than grain finished beef.

 Would you like to learn more? You can check out our article Why choose grass fed, grass finished meat - The Roaming Bison Ranch

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