Grass-Fed Beef: The truth!
Beef, in general, is the most popular protein source when we think of the term “red meat.”
Beef contains higher amounts of iron than white meat like chicken. It’s usually consumed as roasts, ribs, or steaks, and it’s also commonly ground and cooked into patties.
Generally, grass fed beef is considered to be a healthier option than grain-fed beef. Pound for pound, it has less total fat, and therefore less calories.
The nutritional content of that fat is also different. For example, grass fed beef has as much as five times the amount of omega-3 fatty acids as regular grain fed beef.
Grass-fed beef, as the name implies, comes from cows that eat mostly grass. Grain-fed cows eat a diet supplemented with soy and corn and other additives. Grain-fed cows can also be given antibiotics and growth hormones to fatten them up more quickly, which is completely unnatural!
A 100-gram (3.5 oz.) serving of raw grass-fed beef contains:
- Calories: 198
- Protein: 19.4 grams
- Fat: 12.7 grams
- Carbohydrates: 0 grams
- Fiber: 0 grams
- Sugar: 0 grams
Grass-fed beef is also abundant in:
Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef
Grass-fed beef is a nutrient dense protein source that boats several vitamins and nutrients that help your cells fight damage and your body build stronger muscle and cartilage tissue!
In addition to being packed with B vitamins, grass fed beef has been found to be higher in vitamins A, E, and other antioxidants compared to grain fed beef.
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