Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Year, New You! Eat Local and Grassfed!

2015 has arrived. Many of you started becoming healthy and making better food choices. There are many "fad" diets out there, but change you can make that has a million benefits is eating local beef, pork, and chicken.

When you go to the supermarket, all the different options can be overwhelming. But instead of going there for you meat, here is a better idea. As I always say, support your local farmers!

Grass fed beef has many health benefits. Here are 10 reasons to start eating Grass fed:

Score Ten for Grass-Fed Beef

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

For benefits of all grass fed animals, click here.
Farmers work hard and are often underpaid and overworked. They don't always get the credit they deserve. So by buying directly from a farmer, you are supporting them and not big box stores. Most, if not all of them have packages to buy whole sides, half sides, and even quarter sides. They also usually offer ground beef by the pound. No matter what, they are there to get you what you want and deliver a quality product that you cannot find in a supermarket.

You can't beat the flavor of Grass fed either.

To find a local farmer near you, go to