Tip 33: Why you should switch from grain-fed beef to grass-fed beef
- There is plenty of strong medical evidence that if the the ratio of omega 6 fats to omega 3 fats exceeds 4:1, people have more health issues. This is quite important, since cereal-fed beef can have ratios that exceed 20:1 whereby grass-fed beef hovers around 3:1. In other words, grass-fed are a high contents of health enhancing fats, and a low content of the fats known to create inflammation in the body. Inflammation has been identified as the culprit in cancer, auto-immune diseases, heart disease, and a host of other ailments.
- Grass-fed beef has 4 times more CLA than cereal-fed beef, leading to better immune system health, insulin management, and optimal body composition.
- Typically, Omega 3s in grass-fed beef is 7% of the total fat content, as opposed to 1% in cereal-fed beef.
Since the average American consumes twice his or her weight in meat per year, it is wise to ingest only the best quality.
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