Why is grass-fed beef better for my health than grain-fed?

A considerable number of studies show that grass-fed beef has less fat and more nutrients than the far more common and less expensive grain-fed meat. Various studies have found that grass-fed beef has: lower total saturated and monounsaturated fat; more heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and a lower (healthier) ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids; higher levels of vitamin E, beta-carotene and B-vitamins; and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a nutrient associated with lower cancer risk. Eating certified organic and/or grass-fed products also reduces exposure to traces of sub-therapeutic antibiotics and artificial hormones given to conventionally raised animals. Going organic also reduces exposure to toxins from pesticides that can accumulate in animal fat.

 

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