Top 10 Reasons To Eat Grass Fed Meat
Organic meat, poultry, and dairy products are now available at most supermarkets, which is a change for the better. When you buy certified organic, you know your food will be free of pesticide residues, synthetic hormones, genetically modified organisms and a long list of harmless additives that can compromise your health and especially the digestive tract. You also have the satisfaction of knowing that their products are eco-friendly.
So what's the big deal? Why is it so important to choose grass-fed when buying meat?
1- Is better for the soil.
2- Grass-fed meat contains ten times more CLA and fat soluble vitamins than regular or organic grain fed meat.
3- Animals that are grass-fed their entire life are healthier - and their meat is safer for you.
4- Grass fed animals have the right kind of fats.
5- The corn fed to feedlot cattle is fossil-fuel intensive and heavily subsidized.
6- Perennial pasture reduces flooding and pollution-laden runoff.
7- Grazing animals don't need the large quantities of antibiotics that feedlot cattle do.
8- Perennial pasture is a carbon sink.
9- Modern grass-fed methods match the efficiency of large-scale grains production with added healthy benefits
10- Animals in pastures are treated humanely.
Organic is not enough when it comes to meat. In a matter of fact if I have to choose between organic and grass fed, I will choose grass fed every time. The reason is because grass fed meat is nutritionally superior to organic meat and have no side effects for our health.
When a ruminant is taken off pasture and fattened on artificial grain or soy fed diet, it loses it's stores of vitamins (especially E), minerals, betacarotene, CLA and omega-3. It does not matter if the grain is organic or not. Feeding large amounts of any kind of grain to a grazing animal makes the meat less beneficial for human consumption.
All the "scientific studies" are performed on regular meat where the animals are fed with low quality grains, animal parts and injected with hormones and antibiotics. Ruminants have a digestive tract made to digest grass NOT grains or soy. When a ruminant eat grains and soy, the E Coli O157 a very toxic bacteria, drastically multiply.
According to a recent study published in "The Journal of Science", these altered bacteria are much more likely to survive the cleansing acidity of your digestive juices and will make you ill or badly ill. Remember: whatever the animal eats you will too! Finally, grass fed meat is likely to be free of the most undesirable elements even when it is not organically certified. I do not know of any grass farmers who doctor their animal with synthetic hormones, put antibiotics in the feed, or use pesticides on their field, simply because they do not need it. Their animals live at their natural state and are healthy.
If I have to drive a cheaper car or even ride a bike, go less on vacation, buy less clothes, etc. in order to buy quality food I will do it with no hesitation. I want to live a healthy long life and be able to do whatever I want to do with no pain or disease. Health is the most precious thing we can own!!! Enjoy a vibrant and long life!!
Shantih Coro is a widely renowned nutritionist and lifestyle coach, who has an amazing insight into health, nutrition, and performance enhancement. He wants everybody to be healthy and as such has set up an online health store, where you can find Superfoods and Supplements.
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