Benefits of grass fed beef

Naturally Irish Grass-fed beef is better for human health than grain-fed beef in ten different ways, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date. The 2009 study was a joint effort between the USDA and researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina. Compared with grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef was:

 1Lower in total fat
 2Higher in beta-carotene
 3Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
 4Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
 5Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
 6Higher in total omega-3s
 7A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
 8Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter
 9Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
10.Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease
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