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Why Not Eat Grass Fed Beef?

Updated on July 19, 2012

Grass fed beef is beef that comes from cattle that have been fed a diet based solely on grass and are typically allowed to graze in pasture freely.

What are the benifits of grass fed beef?

Beef consumers are lead to believe that all meat is meat regardless of what the animal is fed. I am here to inform you that this is not the case. You'd be surprised at what a difference in taste can come from the same animal that is fed a different diet.

First off, grass fed beef tends to be allot leaner than that of cows that are fed corn, grain and soy. This being said, grass fed beef contains less calories and carbohydrates. This leaner beef is said to actually lower your cholesterol levels. Though grass fed has less harmful fats, it is rich in useful fats such as omega 3s. (The fatty acids called omega 3s are important to every cell in the human body, they are heart friendly and actually lower blood pressure.) Grass fed animals tend to be rich in omega 3s because these acids are found in the green leaves and grass that make up their diets. Grain fed animals do not have this luxury.

In addition to the omega 3s, grass fed products contain almost four times the amount of vitamin E than grain fed products. This is important because the majority of humans are vitamin E deficient. (The wonderful vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the immune system and helps fight aging)

The taste

The taste of grass fed beef in my opinion is ten times more naturally flavorful that is grain fed opponents. When you buy this beef for the first time you'll be amazed that you don't need to add nearly as much seasoning, just a little salt and peeper and ton of juicy richness that blow your mind. Its truly a shame that all beef doesn't taste this way.

These are happy cows!
These are happy cows!

Beef the way it should be

Naturally cows roam and graze eating grasses and greens. Cows have multipliable stomachs designed for the digestion of these grasses, NOT grain. When a cow is fed grains it cannot digest them properly, forcing them to gain weight and size quickly. This great for the beef industry, but horrible for the taste and well being of the cow. As humans we need to understand that our actions not only effect us, but everything that lives on this earth. I support the consumption of grass fed beef in hopes that one day things will go back to normal.


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      Catherine Dean 

      6 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

      Excellent and I agree 100%! We buy nothing but organic, grass fed beef now. I voted up and tweeted.

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Im happy to have informed you, its so delicious you must try it!

    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I had no idea and was quite ignorant to grass fed beef. Well researched article.

    • SkySlave profile imageAUTHOR

      Skyler DeCristoforo 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Heidi, its awesome that you can appreciate these things, so many people are in such a rush that they don't stop to think about what their feeding themselves. Thats why i believe its important to spread the word. Thanks for stopin by.

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      Heidi Dawn Medina 

      6 years ago from Denver, CO

      I cannot agree more that the quality of the ingredients used in food make all the difference in the flavors of the output not to mention how healthy it can be whether it is with meat or veggies. Great post!

    • SkySlave profile imageAUTHOR

      Skyler DeCristoforo 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm glad you enjoyed the hub its one of my favorite foods as well. So juicy and flavorful, i've got a grill you could borrow ... man this conversation is making me hungry. Yum!

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      6 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      How couldn't I appreciate a Hub on my favorite food... You'll get no beef out of me... *grins*... Where's My Grill?!


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