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A cow is a herbivore, they are designed to eat grass, not grain.
Compared with grain-fed meat, grass-fed meats have:
Fatty acids are essential (fats) in our diets and are required for a healthy body, but they must be in the correct proportion.
That natural proportion has been seriously changed in this country due to the extensive grain feeding of livestock in the last 50 years.
We are what we eat and we need balance in that consumption.
Only way to get the correct proportions is to choose grass-fed animal products.
It is amazing how everything falls into place once you mimic Mother Nature.
- Greg Judy, Green Pastures Farm website, http://greenpasturesfarm.net/aboutus.php
If you eat a typical amount of beef (66.5 pounds a year), switching to grassfed beef will save you 17,733 calories a year—without requiring any willpower or change in eating habits. If everything else in your diet remains constant, you'll lose about six pounds a year. If all Americans switched to grassfed meat, our national epidemic of obesity would begin to diminish. - Jo Johnson at http://www.americangrassfedbeef.com
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2. Corn-Fed Beef
The expert: Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farms and author of half a dozen books on sustainable farming
The problem: Cattle evolved to eat grass, not grains. But farmers today feed their animals corn and soybeans, which fatten up the animals faster for slaughter. More money for cattle farmers (and lower prices at the grocery store) means a lot less nutrition for us. A recent comprehensive study conducted by the USDA and researchers from Clemson University found that compared with corn-fed beef, grass-fed beef is higher in beta-carotene, vitamin E, omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), calcium, magnesium, and potassium; lower in inflammatory omega-6s; and lower in saturated fats that have been linked to heart disease. “We need to respect the fact that cows are herbivores, and that does not mean feeding them corn and chicken manure,” says Salatin. And according to Food Inc., corn-fed cows are more susceptible to E-Coli colonization in their stomachs, leading to more exposure to E-Coli even before they are slaughtered.
The solution: Buy grass-fed beef, which can be found at specialty grocers, farmers’ markets, and nationally at Whole Foods. It’s usually labeled because it demands a premium, but if you don’t see it, ask your butcher.
#2 on the list is Corn-fed Beef