With the recent paleo eating style emergence there is a lot of hype around grass fed beef and its superior health benefits. Even though it’s popular with paleo folks, the trend is continuing on and there is more and more people willing to spend extra in order to get that pricier cut with the magical ‘grass fed’ tag on it.
So why don’t we look at it closer and answer a bunch of most common questions? After all it’s nice to know what you are getting for that extra money!
Why Is Grass-Fed Beef Healthier?
This is the most frequently asked question, so let’s deal with it first!
Simply put, grass-fed meat is better than conventional meat for two main reasons:
- It has a superior fatty acid profile
- It’s more nutrient dense
Even though these two statements summarize pretty much all the benefits of pasture-raised beef, they sound a bit boring… What do they actually mean?
Let’s look at them step by step!
– Omega-6 and omega-3 content.