Meat lovers: Here's how to buy beef that won't make you fat, sick or tired.
ALWAYS ask for - no - insist, on 100% grass-fed beef.
The regular industrial feedlot beef has much more fat than grass-fed. And the kind of fat in it is the BAD fat. (Way more Omega 6s than are healthy). Vs the good fat (Omega 3 and CLA).Good fats help you lose weight, build muscle, and they're good for your heart, not bad, says Dr. Heidi.
Not because of the animals themselves. But because of what bad guys feed their animals and shoot them up with. (Feed - corn and soy, plus shoot them up with antibiotics - they get sick eating corn and soy instead of grass - and growth hormones. So they grow faster than they're supposed to.)
One 100% GF farmer describes it here - naked link. (We're buyers.)
If you are putting on the pounds and you love meat like I do, do not settle for any less than 100% grass-fed. Most health super markets (like Whole Foods) carry it. Even some of the traditional supermarkets are getting in on the act.If you need any more reason to go for 100% grass-fed (you may get nightmares) read Michael Pollan's stunning and best selling opus on this very topic Omnivore's Dilemma.
Just ask. No. Insist.
P.S. Just in from the New York Times - another reason to demand 100% grass-fed: Illnesses Are Linked to Recalled Beef (industrial, of course.)