What are the health benefits of eating Grassfed Beef?
Less risk of E. coli contamination
Commercially raised cattle live in very confined paddocks with many animals and all of their waste matter. These are prime conditions for the spread of the E. coli bacteria. Also, cattle are natural grass eaters. When their diet is switched to grain in a commercial feedlot, their stomachs become very acidic. E. coli bacteria thrive in this acidic environment. Freely roaming on pasture and eating grass eliminates these issues.
Less fat and calories
Grassfed beef is 4 times lower in fat than commercially raised cornfed beef and therefore lower in calories.
Grassfed beef has 2 to 4 times as much Omega-3 as cornfed beef. Omega-3 is one of the 'good' fatty acids and plays a role in the prevention of heart disease, cancer and arthritis.
More Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
Grassfed beef has 4 to 5 times more CLA than cornfed beef. CLA is proving to be one of the best natural defenses in preventing cancer.
More Vitamin E
Grassfed beef is up to 4 times higher in vitamin E than cornfed beef
* All data from the Journal of Animal Science