HEALTH BENEFITS OF GRASS-FED BEEF

GRASS-FED BEEF IS DELICIOUS & NUTRITIOUS

Many of my clients ask me what I eat. My food choices may sound boring to you, but I *LOVE* to eat, as ell as what I eat!!

When you start with the highest quality ingredients, preparing them simply – and with respect -you will bring out their true flavor.

SO, WHAT DO I EAT???

I generally eat 1 main meal per day, which consists of:

Organic & pastured meat and/or chicken,

Plus unlimited amounts of green vegetables.

The rest of the day, I consume:

Coconut Oil/Products, Fish Oil, Unsweetened Chocolate, Nuts, Herbs & Spices,

and NU-FiT Protein Powder (coming soon).

WHAT??? Just 1 meal per day…”I thought I was SUPPOSED to eat 3-7 small meals throughout the day!!”

This myth has finally been debunked: NYTimes Article

Some days, I don’t consume anything during the day. It’s a practice known as Intermittent Fasting, or IF (Great IF info here).

WHERE’S THE BEEF

So many of my friends & family have given up red meat for ions.  I actually don’t blame them…

Conventionally raised meat is absolutely unfit for us, and our environment!

This beautiful scene above is what we’d like to see cows being raised, honored, and respected.

However, the picture below depicts the conventional life of cattle today:

Organic Grass-fed Beef is a completely different beast!

Not yet convinced…here’s a great article by Time Magazine that’s chock-full of juicy info:

How Cows (Grass-Fed Only) Could Save the Planet

And a killer follow-up article by Dr. Mercola:

The Ominous Beef Cover Up: The Hidden Truth Behind The Meat On Your Plate

WHAT NOW

Get to know your local farmer. Local foods an money circulate 9 times (avg.) before leaving the community!

“But, isn’t grass-fed beef expensive?”

Currently, it costs around twice as much as conventional beef, but you may consume half the amount, while gaining health and reducing your carbon footprint!!

If it doesn’t say “Organic” & “Grass-fed” – go with the lamb, lol!

Also, look for “Grass Finished” beef.

It’s not local, but lately I’ve been getting a great deal at Costco here in Danbury, CT:

$12.99 for 3 pounds = $4.33/lb:


Great on the grill, or roasted in the oven!

I’d love to know if you’ll support the grass-fed movement.

If you already do, how do you prepare it? Favorite cuts?

Be Well,

Maximillian Barry

Where Nutrition & Fitness Becomes a Lifestyle



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11 Responses

  1. Am entering it and agree with much of what you said but a few points. Often unless certified organic label of “organic” can’t be used. It doesn’t mean anything’s suspect – if you know your farmer it’s not an issue. Grass fed doesn’t *have* to be expensive but because the cattle typically take longer to finish – well time is money as they say. There are people who will custom raise beef (I don’t think I’m the only one!!) as well as other livestock and produce. It’s not close enough to you to be local – but there are options!

    • Good points Jan!

      I like what you said: “…doesn’t *have* to be expensive.”
      It doesn’t, and with more people voting with their dollars – it will continue to be more affordable 🙂

  2. I see where you are purchasing Verde Farms Beef. We don’t have it here at our Costco so I can only go by what their website says.

    “The Verde Farms organic ground beef sold at Costco is a blend of Australian organic grass-fed, pasture-raised beef with US or Canadian organic beef most likely finished on organic grains. While the majority of the blend is made with the Australian beef, our long-term goal is to make the product 100% grass-fed.”

    What? does that mean? organic grains? is that corn or ?????

    • Hi MikkiB,

      Thanks for your input!

      Yes, the VF uses a mix of grass finished & grain finished.

      Some feed lots finish cattle for 90 – 160 days on grain, usually corn, whereas, grass finished cattle are fattened on grass only, until the day that they are processed.

      Ideally, cattle should be pastured their entire life!
      Ruminating animals (cattle, elk, etc) have a special digestive system of four stomachs. They aren’t designed to eat LARGE quantities of grain, especially as a primary food source.

      Ask your local farmer what they feed their cattle.

  3. Great post. Not only is grass fed better, it contains more omega 3 fats vs. the abundance of omega 6 in corn fed meat. There are no antibiotics or hormones as well. Food Inc., the movie dies a great job demonstrating the points you’ve made and more.

  4. In case anyone needs more reasons to buy grass-fed beef, I have noticed improved digestion with it compared to commercial beef. I can even say I have noticed more of a difference with beef than with chicken, so if you buy anything pastured, make it the beef. Eggs too.

  5. Thanks for sharing Max :)) I’m going to check out Costco around me.

  6. I sometimes buy grass fed beef locally from Stuart Family Farm in Bridgewater, CT. It’s right next to Brookfield ,CT. They are located at 191 Northrop Street in Bridgewater, Ct.
    http://www.stuartfamilyfarm.com I like to buy from them sometimes to support local farmers also.

    • WOOT WOOT Fantastic find Elaine!
      Definitely going to check them out…less than 30 min from my place here in Danbury, CT 🙂
      *Thank You*

  7. Grass fed beef is a whole food. It is the way nature made it so it is fit to eat. Grain fed isn’t a whole food. What that means is it can’t provide all the health benefits that meat was mean to.

    Giving grain fed livestock to children presents a major problem. They will be eating this for years. The ingredients in the feed of grain fed cattle contain toxins.

    The grass fed cattle have more omega 3s and vitamins. The difference between grass fed and grain fed is in the nutrition that it provides.

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