Myths About Grass-Fed Beef
A local “farmers market”, actually more like a grocer posing as a proprietor of healthier foods, heavily markets it’s “all natural” grass-fed beef.
Cattle raised on grass instead of corn has fewer calories due to less fat and saturated fat. Grass-fed beef also has more conjugated linoleum acid (CLA), a “good fat” that may have health benefits and then again it may not.
First, don’t assume organic beef is grass-fed or that grass-fed beef is organic.
Unless the package states the product is certified organic and grass-fed, you can’t be assured of either. That’s marketing reality in the United States. You can’t rely on a store’s or manufacture’s claims unless it is backed up by certification.
Grass-fed beef can also put a dent in your wallet, since it can sell for twice the price of corn-fed beef.
For a healthy diet, make red meats a minor part of your diet; organic, grass-fed, or corn-fed.