Beef: organic, grass fed….. dinner! Consider the following guest post.

Here are four great reasons to consume organic, grass-fed beef.

There are certainly more, but these are a great start.

1.) Beef is full of the fats humans need.
Fat can be a good thing! About half the fat found in beef is oleic acid, a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. The fat in beef that is saturated has been shown to decrease heart-attack risk by lowering bad cholesterol (LDL).
Beef is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, cancer fighting compounds that can play a tremendous role in overall cellular health as well as brain development. Further, grass-fed animals are richer in omega-3 than grain-fed because sixty percent of the fat content of grass is made up of omega-3.
2.) Beef is full of the proteins humans need.
Proteins are essential for life. Unlike plants, beef and other animal foods are a source of ‘complete protein,’ because they contain all the essential amino acids that the human body needs for life, yet can’t produce on its own. While these amino acids can be derived from plants, it takes the proper combinations and proportions to consume what the body needs and can easily digest from meats.
3.) Beef is full of many important nutrients humans need.
Beef is a one-stop-shop, a rich source of B vitamins, zinc, iron, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, magnesium, etc.
4.) Grass-fed beef is good for the environment.
Grass-fed cows that are rotationally grazed, or moved from one area of the pasture to another, actually improve overall biomass by only eating the grass stem instead of the whole stalk, allowing the grass to grow back faster. Thus, cows convert something that humans cannot consume, grass, into something useful. Since grass is nurtured by the sun, cows essentially convert the sun’s energy into food energy for humans!
Further, the moderate trampling the rotating pasture endures creates rich humus by working manure and organic matter back into the soil, creating a healthier, more vibrant grass with roots that help retain microbes and water, thus keeping more carbon dioxide underground.
So, in a way, eating organic, grass-fed beef can help save the planet. Now that’s one Green initiative we can all stick our forks into!

The above is courtesy of Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com/035798_grass-fed_beef_health_diet.html#ixzz1xXOG9FOH

From me:  Organic, grass fed beef can be expensive due to the care taken.  Consider sharing the cost with family and friends.   Many communities have farms that raise healthier cows and sell the beef.  And they sell in bulk, as in a quarter, half or whole sides of beef – prepared and packaged for you.   Start up your search engines.  Check it out.

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