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Consumers have been led to believe that meat is meat is meat. In other words, no matter what an animal is fed, the nutritional value of its products remains the same. This is not true. An animal's diet can have a profound influence on the nutrient content of its products. 


The difference between grainfed and grassfed animal products is dramatic. 


First of all, grassfed products tend to be much lower in total fat than grainfed products. For example, a sirloin steak from a grassfed steer has about one half to one third the amount of fat as a similar cut from a grainfed steer.  


In fact, grassfed meat has about the same amount of fat as skinless chicken or wild deer or elk.When meat is this lean, it actually lowers your LDL cholesterol levels.



Because grassfed meat is so lean, it is also lower in calories.  


Fat has 9 calories per gram, compared with only 4 calories for protein and carbohydrates.  The greater the fat content, the greater the number of calories.


A 6-ounce steak from a grass-finished steer has almost 100 fewer calories than a 6-ounce steak from a grainfed steer.  


If you eat a typical amount of beef (66.5 pounds a year), switching to grassfed beef will save you 17,733 calories a year—without requiring any willpower or change in eating habits.  If everything else in your diet remains constant, you'll lose about six pounds a year.  If all Americans switched to grassfed meat, our national epidemic of obesity would begin to diminish.

 

Always take a good look at what you’re about to eat. It’s not so important to know what it is, but it’s critical to know what it was.


The Benefits of Grass Fed Beef