Did you know that organic grass fed beef is known to be one of the most nutrient-dense proteins on the planet, even when compared to conventional grain fed beef? If you are looking for a protein that is keto-friendly, helps prevent cancer and decrease risk of heart disease, you might want to consider adding organic beef to your diet.
When compared to grain fed beef, organic grass fed beef has fewer total calories, but more nutritional value. According to Jo Robinson, author of “Pasture Perfect”, if you eat the typical amount of beef per year as the average American (around 67 pounds), switching to organic grass fed beef will save you 16,642 calories a year!
Many people that have embraced a ketogenic lifestyle for health reasons, such as insulin resistance, have found that eating organic beef improves blood glucose levels. This may be in part to the fact that organic grass fed beef contains more healthy fats than grain fed beef. In fact, it provides up to six times more of the healthy fats we need to eat, the “omega-3 fatty acids”. Consuming salmon is one well-known method for getting more of those healthy fats into our diets, but organic grass fed beef is an excellent alternative. Especially for people who don’t like to eat fish.
We’ve all heard how important electrolytes are to our health and how it can be difficult to replenish those once they have been flushed out. Organic beef is high in three main electrolytes: sodium, potassium and magnesium. For example, one grass fed strip steak contains 732 mg of potassium, 29 mg of magnesium and 118 mg of sodium.
Organic grass fed beef also contains roughly twice the amount of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) compared to grain fed beef. CLA is well-known for its beneficial effects in the prevention as well as treatment for several diseases, such as obesity, diabetes and cancer.
With more healthy fats, less unhealthy fats, higher levels of antioxidants, and higher amounts of lutein and beta-carotene than grain fed beef, organic grass fed beef is exceptionally nutrient dense. It’s also high in protein. In just one grass fed strip steak, you’ll receive 49g of protein in addition to omega-3 fatty acids, essential vitamins and minerals.
Organic beef is a nutrient powerhouse that also tastes exceptional. The next time you are comparing organic grass fed beef to conventional grain fed beef, consider more than just the price tag. Consider the many health benefits to eating the more nutrient rich option.