Grass-fed beef and other grass-fed ruminant meats such as bison contains as much, or even higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than wild salmon, but without the possible negatives such as heavy metals (mercury, etc) and PCBs that can be found in fish frequently.
However, bison meat will cost you more. In addition, according to our customers, grass-fed beef tastes better and is easier to BBQ.
It has been my experience that one cannot BBQ bison meat without a thermometer while holding a beer in one hand and trying to explain the Tebow phenomenon to a mother-in-law.
In conclusion, fire up the gril and add Tevya’s grass-fed meat for a good tasting result that will not break the bank.
Grassfed beef is best!
What is the healthiest meat you can eat? A nice, lean chicken breast from your supermarket? Think again. Meat from a pasture-fed cow has about the same of total fat as the chicken breast, but more omega-3acids and CLA and less cholesterol. It’s a healthier package overall.
These findings come from a comprehensive study published just this year in the Journal of Animal Science.
(D.C. Rule et al, “Comparison of muscle fatty acid profiles and cholesterol concentrations of bison, beef cattle, elk and chicken.” J Anim Sci 2002. 80:1202-11) Compliments of www.eatwild.com
How do you provide you and your family with high quality animal protein?
If you think you are going to get it by going to your local health food stores, think again. Nearly 100% of the beef sold in health food stores is not “real” beef. Even though it may be organic, the cattle are fed grains and grains are NOT what cattle are designed to eat.
REAL Beef Eat Grass — Not Grains
The fat content of beef is the primary reason it has lost ground as a respectable entrée on America’s dinner table. Not only do most beef cuts have a high fat content, ranging from 35-75%, but the majority of it is saturated.
“Grain fed beef can have an omega 6:3 ratio higher than 20:1” — J. Anim. Sci. 2000. 78:2849-2855
This well exceeds the 4:1 ratio where health problems begin to show up because of the essential fat imbalance. Also grain fed beef can have over 50% of the total fat as the far less healthy saturated fat.
Grass fed beef has an omega 6:3 ratio of 0.16 to 1
This is the ratio science suggests is ideal for our diet. This is about the same ratio that fish has. Grass fed beef usually has less than 10% of its fat as saturated. If you are a pregnant or breastfeeding mom, the extra omega 3 from the grass fed beef will provide incredible nutritional benefits for your child.