What’s the Beef on Grass Fed?
To some, the sudden emphasis on grass-fed beef might not make a whole lot of sense and to the more skeptical, the whole grass-fed craze is written off as just another fad. We’ve been consuming beef for thousands of years, so what gives?
The Biggest Shift in Cattle Farming
Well, for thousands of years humans were eating animals that grew up fending for themselves in the wild, ate their natural diets, and practiced natural habits that were typical for that animal and good for its emotional health. But something has happened to the beef found in your supermarket over the last few decades. Besides not providing any room to stretch their legs, these foods cause many health problems in the cow. Grains, for example, contain lectins, which are proteins that bind with sugars to fight back against the host that is consuming the foods; this causes GI distress and can lead to intestinal damage. Humans, cows and other animals are affected in much the same way.
Just Grazing the Surface
But when cattle is grass-fed, they are taking part in a diet that has been sustaining their health over the course of history. When a cow is allowed to pasture, they are reducing stress levels, using vital muscles, and most importantly enjoying nature the way a healthy cow should and as a result, grass-fed cows have meat that is:
• 300 times lower in E. coli bacteria levels
• Lower in total fat
• Higher in the thiamin, riboflavin, beta-carotene and vitamin E
• Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease
• Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
• Higher in total omega-3s
Meat the Butchers’s Grass-Fed Beef
We make sure all meat we offer comes from sustainable sources and were raised through humane husbandry; this is the only way to guarantee highest quality protein. We offer a variety of Ground Beef Cuts on our Online Store to suit any of your culinary needs including:
• 1 LB Ground Beef Chuck Grass Fed
• 6oz Flat Iron Steak California Grass Fed
• 8oz Rib Eye Steak California Grass Fed
• 8LB Brisket California Grass Fed
• 1LB Stew Meat Cubed California Grass Fed
You are what you eat, so when trying to make healthy decisions for ourselves, we have to go all the way back to the health of the animal.