Research Suggests Grass-Fed Beef Could Be Better For Your Health

by Mark Erb June 09, 2017

Wilderness Ranch does something most food-producing companies don’t do: it truly cares about making sure its animals and its land is well-cared for. Some companies house animals in overcrowded and confined conditions and feed them stuff you wouldn’t want to eat, Wilderness Ranch prides itself on offering people grass-fed beef, which is as natural as natural can get.

Cows at Wilderness Ranch enjoy a stress-free environment. They get sunshine when they want it. They can rest under the shade of trees. If they’re thirsty, they’ll wander over to the stream for a drink of cool water. It’s an ideal life on this ranch. Meanwhile, they eat lots and lots of grass.

Lately, there has been talk that grass-fed beef may be better for your heart. Research from a study conducted by California State University’s College of Agriculture took a look at grass-fed beef nutrition. The results showed that grass-fed beef typically has less total fat than the meat from conventional beef cattle raised on grains such as corn. In general, anytime you can consume beef that’s 10 percent fat or less, that’ll help you have a heart-healthy diet. Furthermore, grass-fed beef was found to be higher in the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, as well as antioxidant vitamins and “conjugated linoleic acid,” which is a good type of fat that may help reduce heart disease and cancer risks.

Most people want to treat themselves well, and they should expect the animals they consume to have been treated well, too. It’s no wonder, then, that more and more people are opting to choose grass-fed beef over grain-fed beef. Here’s why: grain-fed cows are often treated poorly. They’re given, in some cases, whatever they’ll eat in order to fatten them up quickly. Consider it a “junk food diet.” Even though you might find this hard to believe, some companies give their cows things like gummy worms and chocolate bars-- not cool, right? They’re also given antibiotics and hormones.

Grass-fed is just that: it means cows have pasture access and they’re not being fed grain, grain-based products or “other” things. For those who want to eat healthier, grass-fed beef is a logical choice. Peruse the Wilderness Ranch website for several grass-fed beef options.




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