Today’s topic is inspired by a great book I recently purchased “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,” by Jonny Bowden, Ph.D, C.N.S.

Let me tell you, if you don’t have this book in your library, you’re missing out.  This book has everything broken down from the nutritional content of each food, how each food helps fight against disease, and why organic is not necessarily better in all cases.  To say the least, it’s very informative and you should do yourself a favor and go pick it up.

Here’s a taste of Jonny’s findings on grass fed beef and why you should go to your local farm tonight, find that fattest grass fed cow in the pasture, knock the horns off of it, and go to town on the wild beast:

“The fat content of grass-fed beef is quite different from that of grain fed because the diet of the animals significantly alters their fatty-acid composition.  Cattle that are primarily fed grass enhance their omega-3 content by 60 percent.”

“A massive amount of research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and help prevent certain chronic diseases such as heart disease.”

“The ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids in our diet is of enormous importance to our health.  An inappropriate balance of these essential fatty acids (a high omega-6 to omega-3 ratio) contributes to the development of disease, while a proper balance helps maintain and even improves health.”

“Ruminants like cows produce another very important fat called CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), which has long been investigated for its anti-cancer activity as well as for its ability to reduce fat accumulation, particularly around the abdomen.  Problem is, grain-fed cattle don’t make nearly as much CLA as their grass-fed cousins do.  At least four studies have shown that grass-fed ruminant species produce two to three times more CLA than ruminants fed in confinement on grain diets.”

Side Note:  I’d like to point out that I’m NOT making money by promoting this book, or any other book I may mention, it’s for YOUR benefit and knowledge.

And there you have it gang.  What’s the moral of the story?  Whenever you can, try to eat grass-fed beef versus grain-fed beef.  You’ll clearly get more bang for your buck in the end.

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