Is pasture fed beef better for you?

Is pasture fed beef better for you?

Is pasture fed beef better for you? YES, according to a peer reviewed article by Daley et al [1]. Compared to grain fed beef, pasture fed beef has:

  • Better HDL/LDL ratios¬†
  • Higher concentrations of beneficial fatty acid such as CLA, creating a better Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio¬†
  • Higher concentrations of precursors for vitamins A and E¬†
  • Higher concentrations of antioxidants such as GT and SOD¬†

In order to get these benefits, the beef has to be 100% pasture fed. Even a few weeks of ‚Äėfinishing on grain‚Äô, which is the standard in the UK, will negatively alter its biochemical properties.¬†Look for 100% pasture fed beef, ideally certified by the Pasture for Life Association.¬†Beef ‚Äď if grown right ‚Äď is the ultimate super-food and the only food people can live on exclusively.¬†Cattle have lived alongside us for centuries, producing delicious and nutritious food from materials we cannot digest, and from terrain we cannot cultivate. It‚Äôs an evolutionary marvel.¬†Do we need to do away with industrial beef production? Absolutely!¬†How can we all play our part in that? By supporting farmers that are doing the right thing.¬†Noam¬†¬†¬†

 
[1] Daley, C.A., Abbott, A., Doyle, P.S. et al. A review of fatty acid profiles and antioxidant content in grass-fed and grain-fed beef. Nutr J 9, 10 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-9-10 
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