Grass fed beef is one of the healthiest foods on the planet…
Grain fed beef is a completely different story.
We have all heard the commercials advertising “grain –fed” beef using a soothing voice with just the right amount of inflection to make the term “grain fed” sound natural and healthful. The problem is… it isn’t.
Cows were biologically designed to eat grass.
Grass for cows is a natural carbohydrate that provides the essential nutrients.
Grass is rich and balanced in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids.
Grass is also a good source of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) a rich antioxidant that may have anti-cancerous properties.
Nutritionally, there is no comparison between grass fed beef and grain fed beef.
Grass-fed meat is the ONLY food type you can eat exclusively and still have optimal body function
Grass-fed meats will supply 100% of your body’s nutrient requirements in perfect balance.
A point scientifically proven in the early 1900’s by an intrepid Arctic explorer, anthropologist / ethnologist Vilhjalmur Stefansson who lived with the Eskimo from 1906 – 1918. Stefansson observed the Eskimo diet consisted almost exclusively of meat and fish with virtually no carbohydrates was vibrantly healthful. Stefansson and his fellow European descendant explorers who followed the diet reported they too were in perfect health.
Stefansson’s conclusion that an all meat diet was healthful was doubted by academia back in the United States. Upon his return to the US Stefansson agreed to recreate the experiment under direct medical supervision admitting himself and a fellow subject to Bellevue Hospital in New York consuming exclusively meat for one full year.
Summary and Conclusions
1. Two men lived on an exclusive meat diet for 1 year and a third man for 10 days. The relative amounts of lean and fat, meat ingested were left to the instinctive choice of the individuals.
2. The protein content varied from 100 to 140 gm., the fat from
200 to 300 gm., the carbohydrate, derived entirely from the meat, from 7 to 12 gm., and the fuel value from 2000 to 3100 calories.
3. At the end of the year, the subjects were mentally alert, physically active, and showed no specific physical changes in any system of the body.
4. During the 1st week, all three men lost weight, due to a shift in the water content of the body while adjusting itself to the low carbohydrate diet. Thereafter, their weights remained practically constant.
5. In the prolonged test, the blood pressure of one man remained constant; the systolic pressure of the other decreased 20 mm. and the diastolic pressure remained uniform.
6. The control of the bowels was not disturbed while the subjects were on prescribed meat diet. In one instance, when the proportion of protein calories in the diet exceeded 40 per cent, a diarrhea developed.
7. Vitamin deficiencies did not appear.
8. The total acidity of the urine during the meat diet was in- creased to 2 or 3 times that of the acidity on mixed diets and acetonuria was present throughout the periods of exclusive meat.
9. Urine examinations, determinations of the nitrogenous constituents of the blood, and kidney function tests revealed no evidence of kidney damage.
10. While on the meat diet, the men metabolized foodstuffs with FA: G ratios between 1.9 and 3.0 and excreted from 0.4 to 7.2 gm. of acetone bodies per day.
11. In these trained subjects, the clinical observations and laboratory studies gave no evidence that any ill effects had occurred from the prolonged use of the exclusive meat diet.
Ironically much of the scientific research today addresses the symptoms of a grain based food system instead of advising to avoid or limit grain. No species (including humans) evolved by consuming a diet high in grain products.
Due to nutrient deficiencies and imbalance in grain-based diets, supplementation of omega 3, vitamins and minerals has become a necessity.
Science continues to report that some of America’s leading health problems are related to an imbalance of the essential fatty acid Omega 6 which is found mainly in grains and a deficient in Omega 3.
After isolating omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, scientific experiments demonstrate if the ratios of Omega-6 fatty acids to Omega-3 fatty acids in cell membranes exceed 4:1, people develop more health problems.
Grain-fed beef can exceed 15:1 whereby grass-fed beef is the optimum ratio of approximately 1:1.
Demand change and vote with your fork! Support farmers markets; buy organic fruits vegetables and grass fed beef.
What if the greatest advancement in nutritional science was actually a regression to a time not that long ago… when we ate “real” food.
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