Only meat and dairy from beef and game animals that are 100% grass-fed and grass finished contain proper amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids for optimal brain balance, thermogenic (heat raising) effect, lean muscle growth and repair, and reduction of inflammation throughout the body.
In fact, the concentration of Omega 3’s in ruminant (grass-fed) animals rivals that of wild salmon. While it is best to eat meat raw for maximum health benefits, lightly cooked meat is still a very healthy food provided the animal has been fed properly and raised without antibiotics or hormones.
The majority of meat in grocery stores is factory farmed which means it comes from animals that have been grain-fed or grain finished, raised in unsanitary conditions and given pharmaceutical drugs. In addition to other issues, these products contain an unbalanced Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio, resulting in an unhealthful product.
Even beef and other red meat labeled “grass-fed” are generally grain-finished meaning the animal was fed grain or corn during the last few months in order to fatten it up.
To ensure that your meat and dairy products are 100% grass-fed, organic and raised with loving care I recommend getting to know the farmers and understand their practices before buying any of these products for your home. For superior meat and dairy products which I use in my own home, please check out U.S. Wellness Meats.