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Why Should we Buy Grass-Fed Products?
Many consumers are frustrated by the quality, health effects, taste and geographic origin of food avaialbe in supermarkets. Food often travels thousands of miles to arrive on the dinner plate. When it does, it may be tasteless, processed, and unhealthy. Farm “owners” and farm laborers are poorly paid, and often mistreated by the large corporations whith whom they are contracted to produce items ranging from strawberries to pork
Why Grass Fed?(from http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm)
- Reduced (often removed) need for antibiotics, growth hormones, and medications as a result of healthier, lower stress animals with access to their natural habitats
- Food with greated nutritional value
- Meat from grass-fed animals has two to four times more moega-3 fatty acids than meat from grain-fed animals. Omega-3s are called “good fats” because they play a vital role in every cell and system in your body. People who have ample amounts of omega-3s in their diet are less likely to have high blood pressure or an irregualr heartbeat. Remarkably, they are 50% less likely to suffer a heart attack.
- Meat from grass-fed beef and sheep is lower in total fat. Research shows that lean beef can actually lower your LDL “bad” cholesterol.
- People with a diet rich in omega-3s are less likely to suffer from depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder (hyperactivity), or Alzheimer’s disease. Animal studies show they might slow the growth of cancer.
- Meat from grass-fed ruminants are the richest known source of another type of good fat called “conjugated linoleic acid” or CLA. When ruminants are raised on fresh pasture alone, their products contain from three to five times more CLA than products from animals fed conventional diets. CLA may be one of our most potent defenses against cancer.