Top 10 Grass Fed Beef Nutrition Facts
Did you know that grass fed beef is a (much) healthier alternative to typical corn-fed beef that you buy in a store? We did some research on the health benefits of eating grass fed beef and found 10 interesting facts that we wanted to share.
1) Grass Fed Beef has Less Total Fat
Grass fed beef has approximately 30-40% less fat compared to typical store-bought beef; this is due to the animal’s diet. Grass fed beef animals eat healthy, natural grasses. Typical store-bought beef is fed corn (and other additives) to ‘fatten up’ the animals. Corn is unhealthy for the animals and results in much higher concentrations of unhealthy fat.
2) Grass Fed Beef is Rich in Antioxidant Vitamins
Grass fed beef is rich in antioxidant vitamins, including: Vitamins A, B6, B12, D and E. Antioxidant vitamins are beneficial because they offer skin health, immune support and can even impact your memory and mood.
3) Grass Fed Beef has Significant Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Only grass fed beef has a significant amount of Omega-3 Acids (mostly found in fish) and contains Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), which is an important Omega-3 strand. Omega-3s can help reduce heart disease, prevent plaque build up in arteries and reduce cholesterol.
4) Grass Fed Beef is Lower in Calories
Grass fed beef is lower in calories compared to corn-fed beef; this is due to a leaner meat with less unhealthy fat.
5) Grass Fed Beef has No Additives
River Watch Beef is guaranteed to have no additives, no added hormones, no GMOs, nothing artificial. Not all grass fed beef is raised without GMOs or additives.
6) Vitamin E Enhances the (Red) Color of Grass Fed Beef
Grass fed beef has a deeper, more intense red color compared to traditional beef. This is due to higher concentrations of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is beneficial and helps to balance cholesterol levels, reduce free radicals, improve vision and may even lower risks of certain cancers.
7) Grass Fed Beef has Even More (lesser-known) Antioxidants
Grass fed beef contains other, lesser-known antioxidants including Glutathione (GT), Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), and Catalase.
8) Grass Fed Beef has More Beneficial Minerals
Grass fed beef has more beneficial minerals including Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium and Zinc
9) Grass Fed Beef is a Good Source of Protein
Grass fed beef is a great source of protein. Proteins are essential for your body and help build and repair muscle, regulate blood sugar, build strong bones and maintain hormones and soft tissues.
10) Grass Fed Beef is Gluten Free
Grass fed beef is naturally Gluten Free.
About River Watch Beef (Premium Grass Fed Beef)
River Watch Beef was founded in late 2016 to produce and deliver 100% All Natural Grass Fed Beef. We’re based in Kansas City, but offer nationwide delivery. You can learn more about our beef at https://www.riverwatchbeef.com.