Good for your health
Pasture-fed meat and milk has:
- Lower total fat levels than meat and dairy from grain-fed animals and is also lower in saturated fat content.
- It has higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and a lower, more balanced (and healthier) ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids
- Significantly higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than meat and dairy from grain-fed animals and higher levels of vaccenic acid, which can be turned into CLA
- Higher vitamin and mineral levels than meat and dairy from grain-fed animals. Particularly rich in vitamins A and E, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium
Many of the health benefits associated with pasture-fed meat and dairy decline after only a few weeks of grain feeding.
Although by no means a complete list of all information on pasture-raised and grass-fed meat and dairy, a summary prepared by the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association gives an idea of the range of different benefits that can be expected when buying Pasture for Life produce. To read the paper click here.
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