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Surprising facts about meat based on what the cow eats

No - we're not talking about you eating more grass - but selecting beef from cows that are grass fed. Most beef you buy in the supermarket is raised for the first part of their live on pasture land aka grass, but then is significantly fattened in their last few months in often crowded pen-based living conditions and fed a mixture of feed made from grains, soy, and many other ingredients. This feed is often engineered to be cheap for the farmers, may contain antibiotics to guard against disease under crowded living conditions, could contain growth hormones - and is all oriented towards a high meat density and more profits for the cattle industry. This type of "modern" cow rearing and beef production started taking root in the early 1930s. Cows went from having free access to pastures, grass, sunshine, and exercise to crowded pens with feeding troughs. At $1.50 per cow, resulting in 40 plus pounds extra meat, growth hormones seem like an ideal investment. Certainly safer and more reliable than wall street right? Some financial results see over $25/cow resulting from this cheap addition to their feed. Many modern diet approaches, such as the Diet Solution Program, explain the nutritional differences and health concerns raised in eating beef raised in conditions like the above versus more natural beef that has grazed on natural grass its entire life - without any added synthetic hormones or antibiotics, and without being fed a diet that is unnatural and produces changes in the nutrient and fat density of the meat you're eating. Let's examine some of the major differences in nutritional value between conventional supermarket beef and grass fed, hormone/antibiotic free beef: Have Omega 3 essential fats as 7% of the fat content, versus 1% or less of conventional beef Much lower saturated fats - which is why some people may describe the grass fed meat as a little less tender More ideal Omega ratios for Omega 3 and 6. High or out of whack ratios have been linked to health problems Loaded with over 400% more of vitamin A (as beta carotene) and E. Lower risk of mad cow disease which has been associated with modern feed practices that may include animal byproducts Higher levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acids Higher levels of Vitamin E In the old days all beef was grass fed, then until recently it was impossible to find non-mass produced cattle. Now in the early 2000s people are realizing the huge benefits, and you can find it in your local organic food store. To be fair it is slightly more expensive, although buying it in bulk packages can reduce the average per pound price to around $ 3-4. You need to try and incorporate this healthy beef into your diet. Will the paleo diet work for you? Get the benefits of experience on this and the diet solution program and learn why grass fed beef is the starting point and not the entire solution.for more www.newpaleorecipebooks.com


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wann2698y's curator insight, May 30, 2013 10:53 PM

No - we're not talking about you eating more grass - but selecting beef from cows that are grass fed. Most beef you buy in the supermarket is raised for the first part of their live on pasture land aka grass, but then is significantly fattened in their last few months in often crowded pen-based living conditions and fed a mixture of feed made from grains, soy, and many other ingredients. This feed is often engineered to be cheap for the farmers, may contain antibiotics to guard against disease under crowded living conditions, could contain growth hormones - and is all oriented towards a high meat density and more profits for the cattle industry. This type of "modern" cow rearing and beef production started taking root in the early 1930s. Cows went from having free access to pastures, grass, sunshine, and exercise to crowded pens with feeding troughs. At $1.50 per cow, resulting in 40 plus pounds extra meat, growth hormones seem like an ideal investment. Certainly safer and more reliable than wall street right? Some financial results see over $25/cow resulting from this cheap addition to their feed. Many modern diet approaches, such as the Diet Solution Program, explain the nutritional differences and health concerns raised in eating beef raised in conditions like the above versus more natural beef that has grazed on natural grass its entire life - without any added synthetic hormones or antibiotics, and without being fed a diet that is unnatural and produces changes in the nutrient and fat density of the meat you're eating. Let's examine some of the major differences in nutritional value between conventional supermarket beef and grass fed, hormone/antibiotic free beef: Have Omega 3 essential fats as 7% of the fat content, versus 1% or less of conventional beef Much lower saturated fats - which is why some people may describe the grass fed meat as a little less tender More ideal Omega ratios for Omega 3 and 6. High or out of whack ratios have been linked to health problems Loaded with over 400% more of vitamin A (as beta carotene) and E. Lower risk of mad cow disease which has been associated with modern feed practices that may include animal byproducts Higher levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acids Higher levels of Vitamin E In the old days all beef was grass fed, then until recently it was impossible to find non-mass produced cattle. Now in the early 2000s people are realizing the huge benefits, and you can find it in your local organic food store. To be fair it is slightly more expensive, although buying it in bulk packages can reduce the average per pound price to around $ 3-4. You need to try and incorporate this healthy beef into your diet. Will the paleo diet work for you? Get the benefits of experience on this and the diet solution program and learn why grass fed beef is the starting point and not the entire solution.

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Health Benefits Of The Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet derives its title from the paleolithic times when cave men existed. The basic premise of the diet is that if a cave man ate it, then it is okay for us to eat it. Farming has launched wide sweeping changes in the way we eat today, yet our genes have not modified as speedily. Our bodies are still designed for the high protein, low carbohydrate food consumption pattern of our hunter gatherer ancestors. This means we are genetically sick outfitted to handle the high carbohydrate (especially grains), low protein diet of modern times. This condition of sounder health is true even among the native cultures that have survived into the current time and continue to follow a diet composed of foods available to them in their natural surroundings. When anthropologists compare these primitive, searching collecting races with their modernized, grain eating neighbors, the near association between diet and illness is terribly clear. You won't find heart problems, cancer, diabetes, arthritis or other "diseases of civilization" among the hunter gatherers. But all of these conditions exist among their modernized family, with their diets of grain products, sugar laden and ready-made foods. Modifying our diet so it becomes closer and more similar to the diet designs of our paleolithic ancestors, who ate only natural - not manufactured - foods, our body will be fitter and we will be at lower chance of suffering from the many diseases and illnesses in culture today. The paleo diet provides the body with healthy low glycemic index carbohydrates from natural food sources, while carefully avoiding our modern diet's overconsumption of highly processed carbohydrates. Our bodies aren't genetically prepared to handle processed carbohydrates, let alone an excess of them. Yet, we are usually consuming exaggerated amounts which can result in a damaged immune system, diabetes, weight problems and many other prolonged illnesses. Unrestrained carbohydrate consumption is rare as it stands in the paleo diet cookbooks. The primary supply of carbs is fruits and veggies - the same way it was for our ancestors. Fruits and veggies generally have a much lower glycemic reply than cereal grains and dairy foods while providing lots of antioxidants and assorted phytochemicals which protect against free radical damage. These fruits and veggies provide the carbohydrates that your body actually needs and can process properly. The paleo diet will give the body a bigger proportion of fat than the average Western diet which provides for a further health benefit as this is the body's preferred power supply and is what will help the body perform optimally. The fat sources found in our modern diet are generally unhealthy consisting mostly of trans fats. The paleo diet, on the other hand, focuses more on healthy fats such as omega 3 (like fish oil) and omega 6 (like olive oil). It's really important to realize that the human body wishes a particular level and quality of healthy fat to enable many body processes, for example fat soluble nutriments such as nutritional vitamins A, D, E, and K and the coenzyme CoQ10 can't be absorbed without fat, and each of these nutritional vitamins (and plenty more) are crucial for the body to avoid nutrient inadequacies. I personally switched to the paleo diet about one year in the past. The main thing that I have noticed is my energy level is way better than before. I have lost about 2 inches from my waistline and this has transpired, of course, in conjunction with an exercise program. By the way, if you want to lose weight, always make sure that you combine exercise with your diet plan. I fully endorse the paleo diet from my own personal experience. Even if you don't need to lose weight, the paleo diet is a great option from a pure health perspective.


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