Published on Jun 24, 2018
So unfortunately, we can’t even go to the store anymore and trust a label. Yep, that’s right. So even if something says that it’s grass fed beef, it’s probably not actually grass fed. We’re getting to a point right now with food marketing that we really have to be educated and we truly have to understand. So in this video, I want to help you understand the true difference between grass fed beef and grass finished beef, but I also want to help you understand the physiological and the actual difference of the two [inaudible 00:00:27] your body. So I’m gonna help you understand a few different things.
First off, I want to reference a study that at least points out why true grass fed or grass finished beef is much, much better than the traditional stuff you’re gonna find at the grocery store. So when it comes down to it, a publication called the Nutrition Journal published a study that took a look at the omega 3 profiles between grass fed or grass finished beef and traditional grain fed. They found that grass fed beef ended up having a 1.5 to 1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6. They found that grain fed beef contained a 7.65 to 1 ratio of omega 6 to omega 3. That’s a huge, huge difference. I’m gonna tell you right now, when it comes down to what you’re consuming, the higher the omega 6, the worse the meat or the beef or the actual fat is for you. So let’s go ahead and talk about the difference between grass finished and grass fed. Just because something says grass fed doesn’t mean that it’s actually been fed grass. As long as cattle starts out on grass, food marketing allows them to say that it’s grass fed. Even though realistically what’s happening is the cattle are started on grass and then moved to a feedlot and fed grains to finish them. If they ever ate a blade of grass in their life, legally, they can call it grass fed.
The reason they typically feed grain is for obvious reasons. A lot of us here that are watching this video are probably low carb advocates or keto advocates and we know that grains and carbs generally end up causing a lot of weight gain if you’re doing them in an uncontrolled fashion. So what do they do? They give these cattle a lot of grains. They give them a lot of corn, they give them a lot of soy, and they put weight on them. It allows them to get more at market. So start them out on grass so you can do the grass fed label, then move them on over to the feedlot and give them a bunch of grains so you can pump the weight on them and then get more dollars for them. That’s plain and simple what’s happening.
There’s a lot of evidence that points to why we really should be leaning towards true grass finished beef. In fact, a lot of research suggests that there’s truly a lot more conjugated linoleic acid, also known as CLA, in true grass finished beef versus grain fed beef. Now if you’re getting conjugated linoleic acid from a natural source, it is a huge stimulant of fat loss. Now if you’re getting it from a supplement, it’s a different ball game because that’s a plant source that they’ve artificially modified, so it doesn’t really apply there. I’ve done videos on CLA in the past and you can check those out.
Additionally when you’re looking at grass finished versus grain fed, you also have a higher level of what’s called glutathione and superoxide dismutase. These are two things that kill off free radicals within the body. So in addition to having a plethora of better nutrients and better fat burning possibilities, you’re also having a better detoxing process by going with the option that is truly grass finished versus grain fed.
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