Grass fed ground beef packs a healthier punch than eggs, milk and even yogurt!
Say what!?! We’ve all heard, over and over that we should switch our diet to the leanest meat possible. And yes, mass-produced, corn-fed red meat is the worst offender: too much cholesterol, too much fat, too much heart-attack-waiting-to-happen. Here’s the good news–not all red meat is created equal. Grass-fed beef doesn’t have high levels of all the unhealthy stuff that makes people sick. True story.
Why? Well, simply put, the factory system producing most of the beef available in the grocery store has sedentary cows that eat corn all day. A sedentary, corn-based diet yields high-fat, low nutrient, not-so-healthy beef. Conversely, small farmers that produce grass-fed beef have free-range, roaming cows that eat salad greens all day. A non-sedentary, salad-based diet yields lower-fat, nutrient-packed, good-for-you beef. It has 2/3 less fat than corn-fed beef, and roughly the same amount of fat as a skinless chicken breast.* And because grass-fed beef is lower in fat than corn-fed beef, it’s also lower in calories. Here at Farmer Girl, we decided to see if the proof was really in the puddin.’
Can Farmer Girl grass-fed beef really be part of a healthy diet? We already knew Farmer Girl ground beef would blow the nutritional socks off corn-fed, grocery store ground beef. But how does it compare to other healthy foods? Well, the results are in.
Farmer Girl ground beef is higher in protein than an egg. And has tons more Omega 3s than a glass of milk. Sugar? Nope, not in our ground beef, but you will find it in yogurt. This handy dandy chart gives you the skinny:
And that, friends, is why Farmer Girl Leslie tells her kiddos that Farmer Girl ground beef is “superhero meat.” If they eat it, they’ll grow big and strong, like superheroes. Not overweight and weak from high fat, low-nutrient meat. And that’s why Farmer Girl Meats was started in the first place – to make meat available that supports a healthy lifestyle, rather than degrade it. And by choosing the right red meat, beef can be part of a healthy diet.
*From Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef: http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm