Do you remember when the hype started about eating grass fed only beef and free range animals? It was not started by some crazy hippie that wanted freedom for his food but instead by a group of people who knew exactly what they were talking about. Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA for short, is found in these grass-only fed cows and raw dairy products made from the same type of cattle.
It is very beneficial for weight loss and a ton of other health preventions such as reducing the size of certain types of tumors, decreasing the level of leukotrienes in asthmatics, and maintaining and managing insulin levels my literally copying the effects that generic drugs do.
Studies were done on mice have proven that when fed beef and dairy that comes from only grass-fed cattle had tumors shrink by over 50 percent in the breasts, colorectal, stomach, skin, and lung cancers. These same studies also show that CLA has not caused any artery harm either, especially for those with asthma. A few other health factors that CLA helps is its reduction in inflammation of the body, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and weight loss.
If you are one who has struggled with your weight in the past, simply switching the type of beef you are intaking just may help with your goal. Not all bodies are the same but there is one thing proven to work for anyone who loves and can eat red meat… combining CLA products with your daily workout routine will ensure you start seeing results faster than dieting alone.
Grass-fed beef is a lot lower in fat, has a much higher amount of beta-carotene, has a higher level of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins E and B. It also has a great amount of omega 3 and 6 so if you are not a fish person but are lacking that one mineral, then you can replace it by eating grass fed only.
So why does it matter if the cows we eat are fed grain or grass? Think about this, corn has no nutritional value for us humans. It doesn’t even break down in our stomachs. It is just there to keep us full. The same is for cows and steer. These animals are just being fed grain to fill up when they are at the feedlots. They do not usually get to walk around and work the muscles much either so, between the two factors, its bad diet will essentially become your bad diet too. If the cow is not receiving the proper intake of natural, healthy foods, then neither are you. Remember that phrase you are what you eat…?
By eating grass-fed beef and dairy products, a person is unconsciously losing weight because these free-range cows are leaner, which means less fat and calories for you…about 17,000 calories less a year as a matter of fact. Studies have also shown that the significance in the amount of weight one could lose just by switching one food group, and who wouldn’t when it taste even better than what we are all used to eating.
Another thing to keep in mind when trying to lose weight via a meat-based diet is that organic is NOT the same as grass fed, although one may think so. Organic beef simply means the animals were fed an organic matter of some kind for its food. In some cases (this may sicken you to your core) even feces and bones of other animals are considered organic.
Between this disgusting discovery and those who feed just corn to the cattle, either one lacks the health benefits for obvious reasons. There have also been cases where the animal waste fed to the live cattle are infected with a disease and potential illnesses that can carry over to the person that eats that particular set of beef.
With all the disgusting yet crucial information out of the way, it is clear to see that eating grass fed only beef and dairy products is not only great for losing weight but can substantially your health in so many small ways. Yes, it may cost you a little more but it is worth the price after finding out that your organic cow may not be as good for you as you thought.