Back in October of last year we sent a newsletter highlighting all the reasons why grass-fed meat and supplements are better and more nutritious than feed lot raised products. Let's recap just a little before we get into the wonderful new products.
Not only are grass-fed products healthier for you, but they’re better for the animals too. Turns out, animals are happier and healthier when they’re raised in their natural habitat instead of a wicked factory.
Here are the 4 biggest reasons we think it’s totally worth the extra money for grass- fed, pasture raised beef.
1. Grass-fed animals aren’t pumped with hormones, antibiotics, and other drugs.
Check out the documentary Food, Inc. available to rent on Amazon. It's one of the most eye-opening examples of just how badly animals are treated when they’re raised in factories instead of farms. It does a good job of showing how often and why antibiotics, hormones and other drugs are used in the industry.
Grass-fed animals, on the other hand, don’t live in sinister conditions. And they’re not pumped with additives or antibiotics that erode many of the nutritional benefits. Which leads me into my next reason…
2. Grass-fed products are more nutritious.
Grass-fed beef has two times the amount of lutein and beta-carotene compared to factory-raised beef.
Grass-fed meat can contain up to 6x the amount of healthy omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed meat.
It has nearly double the amount of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than grain-fed meat.
Grass-fed beef has less total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories than grain-fed animals.
Contains healthy carotenoids – also make it taste better!
3. Grass-fed meat contains less bacteria.
Due to the disgusting conditions of factory farming, grain-fed meat contains more bacteria than grass-fed meat. And since this bacteria becomes more resistant to the antibiotics farmers give factory-raised animals, it’s more likely to end up in your food or supplements.
Researchers even discovered that roughly double the amount of grain-fed meat contains “superbugs” — which is a bacteria that’s resistant to 3 or more types of antibiotics.
4. Grass-fed meat tastes better.
If your health wasn’t enough to convince you to shell out a few more bucks for grass-fed products, maybe your taste buds can help convince you ;)
Grass-fed meat tastes better because the animals live a better, healthier, happier, and more natural life. Grass-fed animals get to roam around pastures and live as naturally as possible.
And grass-fed meat also has a higher flavor complexity. Meaning, grass-fed animals raised in one part of the world will taste slightly different than grass-fed animals raised in another part of the world.
So that was just a quick reminder about why grass-fed meat and supplements are better. Now on to our new grass-fed products!