Thursday, August 6, 2009

Grass Fed Is Best

I came across this at Allan Nations blog, at the Stockman GrassFarmer web site, all credit goes to Mr. Nation. I have posted it here for your information. I have read this kind of information and the studies that go with it and find that this list is absolutely consistent. Choose grass fed, makes my mouth water for that little fella in my paddock!

A comparison of grassfed versus grainfed beef by Clemson University has found ten health advantages for consumers in the grassfed product. These are:

1. Lower in total fat
2. Higher in beta-carotene
3. Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
4. Higher in B-vitamins and riboflavin
5. Higher in minerals calcium, magnesium and potassium
6. Higher in total omega 3's
7. A healthier ration of omega 3 to omega 6 fats (1.65 vs 4.85)
8. Higher in CLA (a potential cancer fighter)
9. Higher in vaccenic acid ( which can be transformed into CLA)
10. Lower in saturated fats linked with heart disease.

This study was published in the June issue of the Journal of Animal Science.

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