Health Benefits

There are so many studies that show the numerous health benefits of eating grass-fed and pasture raised meats, poultry and dairy.  We can not possibly list them all.  However, we do want to tell you about a few that we find very significant, and then direct you to where you can learn more.

In Jo Robinson’s book, Why Grassfied is Best!, she explains that when grazing animals are raised on their natural diet of grass instead of grain, their products are lower in “bad” fat and calories, but higher in potentially lifesaving “good” fats.   In her book she takes a closer look at the many health advantages of switching from grain-fed to grass-fed products.  Her research is world renowned, and much of it is published on her website,  Just as important as the health benefits, Robinson states that, “ grass-fed animals are healthier and less stressed, and they are more beneficial to our environment”.

Higher Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Good for your Heart

According to a July, 2011 article by Mother Earth News, scientists found that consuming grass-fed meat is good for your heart.  This study, published by the British Journal of Nutrition, confirmed what numerous scientific studies have proven for years, grass-fed meats contain significantly more omega-3 fatty acids than meat from grain-fed animals.

Recently quoted in a July, 2012 article in Natural News, well known heart surgeon, Dr. Dwight Lundell, and other experts say, “the simple solution to quieting inflammation and preventing heart disease is to return to foods closer to their natural state, include colorful vegetables and fruits, and healthy fats in our diets, build muscle, eat more protein and cut down or eliminate foods with inflammation causing omega-6 fats. Grain-fed cows are high in inflammation causing omega-6 fatty acids, while grass-fed cows are high in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.

To read the complete article and learn more, click on the link below.
Heart Surgeon Speaks About What Truly Causes Heart Disease.

CLA – the Hidden Bonus in Grass-fed Ruminants

Quoting Jo Robinson, in Why Grassfed is Best!, “Ruminant animals are the richest known source of another good fat called “conjugated linoleic acid” or CLA.  CLA is found in meat and milk, but it is most highly concentrated in Milk fat – the very fat we’ve been taught to avoid.  The amount of CLA is greatly influenced by the diet of the cows. Milk from grass-fed cows contains as much as five times more CLA than milk standard grain-fed cows.  Research has shown CLA shows promise of reducing the risk of cancer, obesity, diabetes, and a number of immune disorders.”  A 1996 study of 4,697 women found that the more full fat milk in the women’s diets (thus the more CLA) the lower their risk of breast cancer.  The research showed that the women who drank the most full fat milk had a 60% lower risk.   Two European studies in Finland and France confirmed these findings.