Ten reason YOUR family should EAT GRASS FED BEEF

RISING SUN FARM 2012 055I thought this was a great article about why we should invest in grass fed beef, from the health benefits to the environment. As reviewed in the article be sure to know where your meat comes from, you may not be getting what you think that you are paying for. Get to know the family that is raising your beef. You will be surprised with how much care that the small local farmer puts in to, being sure that the cows are healthy for his customer.

Top 10 Reasons to Eat Grass-Fed Meat

Humans can’t eat grass, but the meat we eat should come from animals that did.

Truth be told, we do eat a little bit of grass. Three-quarters of all human nutrition comes from wheat, rice and corn, all of which are grasses. But what we eat is actually their seeds, the dense package of complex carbohydrates that is the specialty of annual grasses. Perennial grasses, which are more common, pack a larger proportion of their energy in their roots, stems and leaves; the building block for these is cellulose. Humans cannot convert cellulose to protein, but cows, sheep and other ruminants can, thanks to the resident bacteria in their highly specialized fermentation tank of a stomach, known as a rumen.

Grass-fed beef, as its name implies, comes from animals that eat perennial grasses all their lives. In contrast, “Grain-fed” beef is what is most commonly sold in supermarkets. While all cattle are grass-fed at some point in their lives, conventionally raised cows spend the majority of their lives feeding on corn and other grains, typically in a confined feedlot.

Humans can’t eat grass, but the meat we eat should come from animals that did

http://www.nrdc.org/living/eatingwell/top-10-reasons-eat-grass-fed-meat.asp

See up coming simple and easy recipes for grass fed beef from Chef Dave Conner

 

 

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