There are many benefits to grass-fed beef over feedlot-raised beef.

To start, grass-fed beef has about the same fat content as skinless chicken, and has a few other health benefits as well:

There are no added hormones or antibiotics in your meat.

It's low in overall fat with a high concentration of "good fat" and high in beta-carotene, vitamin E, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and omega-3 fatty acids. (CLA is thought to be a potent defense against cancer).

Grass-fed beef contains 2,500 times less E-coli causing bacteria than grain fed beef and is virtually safe from mad cow disease due to the absence of animal by-product grain in its diet.

Finally, grass-fed beef is tender, juicy, natural beef with a great wholesome flavor.

Consistently, studies show that grass-fed beef is nutritionally superior to the feedlot meat that is found in most groceries stores. These studies state that grass-fed meat 'should be promoted as an important part of a healthy balanced diet'. (Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, June 2008, 56:4775-4782).

Research shows also that grass-fed meat, being lower in fat, actually lowers 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels. And because the meat is lower in fat than grain-fed beef, it is also lower in calories. (Journal of Animal Science 80(5): 1202-11).

Even a brief search on the internet will turn up thousands of pages of information about the benefits of grass-fed beef. You'll find some good reasons to make it a part of your life. When you do, we're here.

Last Updated July 28, 2010
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