Why Grass Fed / Grass Finished Beef?
Health Benefits of Grass-Fed / Grass Finished Beef
At Hope Hill we are dedicated to providing you with healthy and humanely raised grass-fed and finished beef. This means that we do not give our animals any hormone or antibiotics. Research has shown that grass-fed and finished meats offer great nutritional value to consumers. Below is a summarizing of information and research from eatwild.com.
Lower in Fat and Calories
Meat from grass-fed and grass finished animals is lower in total fat than traditional feedlot finished animals. Lower total fat indicates that meat is also lower in cholesterol and has fewer calories.
Provides More Omega 3’s (Heart Healthy Fatty Acids)
We need essential fatty acids in our diet in the proper ratio. People have a tendency to have too high of Omega-6, which leads to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Grain fed cattle have much higher Omega-6, and are very limited in the Omega-3’s. Grass-fed and finished beef is 2 to 4 times higher in Omega 3’s, which can lessen your risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, depression, ADD, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
Increased Levels of CLA- Conjugated Linoleic Acid (Cancer Fighting Fat)
Research on both animals and humans reveal that CLA is a great defense against cancer. Grass-fed ruminant animals are the best known sources of the healthy fat, CLA. Many studies have also shown CLA to help lose weight, and control diabetes and high blood pressure.
Greater Levels of Vitamin E
Meat from typical grass-fed animals is 4 times higher in vitamin E than the meat from feedlot animals. Vitamin E is linked to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.