Grass-fed beef is meat with significant health benefits over corn fed beef.
By comparison, grass fed beef is lower in saturated fat than corn fed beef, due to the fact that grass is high in protein and fiber, while being low in starch. For example, according to the “Food Revolution”, a sirloin steak from a corn fed feedlot steer has more than double the total fat of a similar cut from a grass fed steer.
Grass fed beef has higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. These are the healthy fats found in salmon, flaxseed, and walnuts. Studies indicate these help prevent heart disease and bolster the immune system.
Grass fed beef also has higher levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA’s) and vitamins A & E. Research indicates that these antioxidants and healthy acids help fight breast cancer, atherosclerosis, and type 2 diabetes.