Research has shown that when an animal is fed grain for as little as 80 days, the quality of the nutrients in the red meat decrease significantly.
It is quite unusual to find 100% organic grass fed meat in the UK, as most animals are fed some grain in their diets to reach the desired weight and conformation for supermarkets.
We’ve put together some of the many BENEFITS of eating 100% Grass Fed Meat versus grain fed meat below:
1) Contains Nutrients associated with Lowering Risk of conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease:
Grass fed meats have been found to contain more of a nutrient called CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). This special fatty acid not only helps reduce the risk of many conditions it is also associated with reducing body fat and maintaining a lean body mass index.
2) Contains More Healthy Fats & Fat Soluble Vitamins
Just like certain oily fish, 100% Grass Fed Meat is an abundant source of omega-3, infact 100% grass fed beef contains up to 6 times more omega-3 than grain fed beef. Whereas grain fed beef contains higher levels of omega-6 which most people already eat too much of. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential, they modify how our body responds to stress and control many metabolic processes. They help with arthritis, decreasing all markers of inflammation, help with depression by increasing well-being and help us focus.
3) Contains More Vitamins, Minerals & Antioxidants
Higher levels of iron, zinc, Vitamin B6, B12, Vitamin E, beta-carotene (a precursor to Vitamin A) and many more essential minerals and trace elements.
4) Contains Ample Amounts of Electrolytes
The 3 essential electrolytes, sodium, potassium and magnesium are found in abundant supply in 100% Grass Fed Meat for example, one 100% grass fed steak contains 732mg of potassium, 49mg of magnesium and 118mg of sodium.
5) Free From Antibiotics, Pesticides, Hormones & GMOs
Like people, an animals diet and environment strongly influences its health. Cattle and sheep evolved to eat mainly grass and their digestive systems, are not built to consume grain, which changes the pH in the rumen, resulting in physiological stress. Grain Fed Animals may be fed routine antibiotics due to the inevitable illnesses that arise from an unnatural diet.
6) Contains Fewer Calories
Lower in total fat content because 100% grass fed livestock’s diet is natural and clean.
7) The Taste is Amazing
Pasture fed livestock not only feed on grass but munch on herbs, flowers, clover and other legumes. This gives a rich, intense flavour to the meat.