We talk a lot about our 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef, but why is grass finished beef important and what is the difference between grass-finished beef and grain finished-beef?
What Is Grass Finished Beef?
Many people aren’t familiar with the differences between grass-fed vs. grain-fed beef. There are huge differences between the two and depending on your lifestyle, you may find yourself never wanting to consume grain-fed beef again.
Cattle were meant to eat grass. As our consumption of beef has grown, farmers turned to grain as a quick way to plump up the cattle before slaughter and up the production of beef. Unfortunately, it takes longer to feed and grow a strictly grass-fed herd than it does a grain-finished herd. BUT the health benefits of doing so are immense!
Grass-finished beef is simply beef that has been fed a 100% grass diet, free from grains.
One big problem with grain-fed cattle (besides the fact that they shouldn’t be eating grains in their natural diet) is that most feed is GMO (genetically modified organism). That means if you are eating grocery store meat (and even local beef) you are likely eating GMO beef as the cattle consumed GMO grains as part of its diet.
Be sure to look for beef that is 100% grass-fed and grass-finished. This ensures that the beef is the healthiest for you. Grass-fed beef has far superior health benefits and is even GOOD for your heart, unlike its grain-fed counterpart.
Organic Grass Fed Beef
You can go one step further and look for 100% organic grass fed beef in order to get the cleanest beef available. Organic grass fed beef is free from GMO’s, antibiotics, steroids, growth hormones and more. Our beef here at Helstrom Farms is the result of holistic farming practices and is raised in a pristine environment. We have no nearby factory farms or contaminants from other farms that use GMO’s, pesticides and other harmful products. We like to say that you can’t get beef any cleaner than ours!
Grass Finished Beef Benefits
There are numerous benefits to grass finished beef that grain finished beef doesn’t possess. Helstrom Farms Grass Fed Beef is rich in flavor and provides significant health benefits including:
- Up to five times as much Omega-3.
- Two to three times as much Conjugated Linoleic Acid. CLA is associated with reducing body fat.
- Greater levels of Vitamins A&E
- More macronutrients such as Potassium, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Sodium.
- 22-39% less cholesterol
- Less fat (with the fatty acids it does contain far better than grain-fed beef)
In addition to these benefits, grass fed beef is a great source of Creatine and Carnosine – important components of both brain and muscle development!
Where To Find Grass Fed Beef
It can be really difficult to find local grass fed beef near you. Lucky for you we ship our grass-fed, grass-finished beef and organic chicken straight to your doorstep! Visit our shop to view the full selection of products that we offer. From grass fed beef organs to grass fed beef bones to the best grass fed steak you’ve ever tasted, we offer it all! You can buy grass fed beef online in our shop and we will ship it straight from our farm to your door!
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