Where’s the REAL Beef?

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 entrĂ©e 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.

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