Being from Texas most of the time we enjoy tacos, fajitas, brisket, steak, BBQ etc. but occasionally it's nice to spice things up. Last night we enjoyed a new Mongolian Beef recipe with our grass-fed/ finished skirt steak. It was delicious!
Grass-fed/ finished beef is worth the cost because it is actually safer for you to eat. Cows that are fed grain, corn or other foodstuffs develop severe digestive issues. Their bodies are not designed to eat such things and it causes an imbalance of bacteria. This can cause infections such as E-Coli. The bacteria can be passed on to the consumer or the bacteria is fought with antibiotics which is passed on to the consumer. Either way, the meat is contaminated.
Not to mention, cattle coming from feed-lots are given hormones, antibiotics and other medications to fight diseases passed along because of small, dirty living conditions. Cattle who are raised on pure grass in their natural environment produce safer beef for us to eat.
Grass-fed/ finished beef is worth the cost because it is more humane. The quality of life a cow has roaming around open pastures is much better (and more natural) than a cow that is confined to a feed lot. The cow is healthier because it is not exposed to terrible sicknesses in tight feedlot living quarters. Therefore, the grass-fed/ finished cow does not need the antibiotics that a feedlot cow wold require to survive. You can't do much better than allowing a cow to live in it's natural environment, eating it's natural foods.
Grass-fed beef is worth the cost because it has healthy fats. Beef coming from cows raised strictly on grass contains up to four times the amount of omega-3 and a better ratio of omega- 3 to omega- 6 fats than beef from grain-fed cows. Omega- 3 is important to your health because it helps fight heart disease, arthritis, depression, inflammation, asthma, Alzheimers/ dementia and even promotes healthy baby growth.
Grass-fed beef also has up to three times more CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) , a healthy fat that protects and fights against cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Grass-fed/ finished beef is worth the money because it contains more vitamins. Beef from a grass-fed cow contains up to seven times more beta-carotene and up to twice as much vitamin E as grain-fed beef. Your body turns beta- carotene into vitamin A which helps to promote a healthy immune system. Vitamin E strongly benefits the immune system as well as your skin and eyes, Fresh grass consumed by the cow is richer and higher in nutrients than dried out grains or corn.