Have you heard about the many health benefits of eating grass fed beef? Switching to eating grass fed beef is one of the easiest changes you can make in your life that can have a profound beneficial impact on your health.
By eating all manner of grass fed wagyu europe animal products, you can help to prevent, or even manage debilitating diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, overweight and others.
It has become common knowledge that most people eating the standard American diet (SAD) receive far too little Omega 3 and too much Omega 6, which has been proven to create imbalances in the inflammation response, resulting in inflammation based diseases. So to balance that ratio people are taking fish oil capsules to get higher amounts of Omega 3.
The good news is you can get an abundance of Omega 3 from grass fed beef, and have delicious meals without suffering through the fishy tasting after effects that come from ingesting fish oil capsules.
The problem with fish
Speaking of fish, some varieties do contain a lot of Omega 3 as well. However, nowadays you must be extremely careful of the fish you eat because of pervasive pollution of our oceans. So many fish are contaminated with toxins like mercury that the FDA has warned pregnant women to limit their consumption of tuna.
With farmed fish the problem is that much of what they are fed is no more natural to them than feeding massive quantities of grain is natural to cattle, and therefore they don’t contain the beneficial amounts of Omega 3, just as the meat from feedlot cattle have a lower Omega 3 / Omega 6 ratio because of their unnatural diet.
Grass fed beef is raised in a clean environment
Unlike fish swimming in polluted waters, cattle fed on open pastures and meadows generally get to live in clean and pristine environments, especially when raised at high altitudes, thus offering an unadulterated and tasty way to obtain your Omega 3’s without the contamination of major pollutants.
Compare it to feedlot beef
At our ranch we have a saying: Higher is better — upstream is cleaner! Compare the life of a steer raised on high altitude pastures and meadows, in clean fresh air, with clean water, without the use of added growth hormones and antibiotics, to one that has spent the last four or five months of its life, knee deep in its own feces and urine, in a pen, crowded in with thousands of other cattle, all receiving daily doses of growth hormones and antibiotics. Which kind of meat would you prefer to eat?
Why there is such a difference between grass fed beef and every day commercial beef
Think about when you tank up on lots of carbohydrates, especially empty carbs like sugar and white flour. Most people I know, and certainly my husband and I become bloated and puffy.
The same thing happens to cattle! They tank up on too much rich carbohydrate (grains) and they become puffy and bloated. That bloating causes a change in the tissues (meat) and the fat, making both much more watery. That is one of the reasons grain feeding became so prevalent, is because the watery tissue is very tender, so it is easy to make beef tender by feeding massive quantities of grain.
Those changes to the tissues cause changes in the chemical composition of the meat, and that is what creates the higher levels of the Omega 6 which is what most Americans get far too much of and decreases the amounts of Omega 3 in the tissues, which is what most Americans are lacking in.
Cattle did not evolve eating massive quantities of grain. They evolved eating grass and forage. In the past they may have obtained some grass seeds (grain is nothing but grass seed) later in the growing season, as grasses were heading out (going to seed), but the percentage of volume and weight was minuscule in comparison to the amount of forage they would eat to obtain those seeds.