Vitamins, Minerals & Antioxidants In Grass Fed Meat
There’s a huge difference between the nutrients available in grass fed meat versus grain fed. Personally, I used to believe that there was nothing healthy about eating meat. I followed a vegan diet and thought that the way I often felt fatigued and lackluster was just normal for me.
It was a huge revelation when I realized that I needed to eat meat for my health, and that the sourcing was the difference that I had never taken into account in the past. That’s the thing, all meat is not created equal - far from it. Having a great source for fresh meat online is important, especially during these unprecedented times.
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When you consume factory farmed meat, you cause harm to your health, the planet and perpetuate the inhumane treatment of both animals and factory workers. But well sourced meat that’s raised humanely might as well be an entirely different food. One of the greatest health benefits of pasture raised meat is the naturally high content of vitamins and minerals. Sure, you can take supplements for these nutrients.
But the best way to get the quantities your body needs is to take them in naturally through whole foods. High quality meat is incredibly nutrient rich, and I’ve never felt healthier than I have since I started making it a regular part of my diet. When you buy meat online, it’s essential to make sure that it’s raised properly in order to receive these health benefits.
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The nutritional difference between grass fed and grain fed meat largely comes from the fact that certain nutrients are simply not found in grains. Our meat is rich in carotenoids that are precursors to the production of vitamin A in the body. This is because these compounds are found in the pigments of plants like grass.
Carotenoids make the fat on meat more yellowish in comparison to the fat found in grain fed meat. Vitamin A is very important for eyesight, the immune system, the reproductive system, and organ health. Fresh meat for delivery from Beck & Bulow can bring these benefits right to your doorstep.
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Grass fed meat also contains tons of antioxidants. It has much higher levels of vitamin E along with other antioxidant compounds such as glutathione, superoxide dismutase, and catalase. These help to protect the cell membranes from oxidative damage which can cause the formation of free radicals and lead to disease in the body. They especially help to protect the healthy fats like omega-3 and omega-6 which are quite delicate in structure. Our online butcher shop makes it easy to purchase the best meat available.
When you eat pasture raised meat, you supply your body with a healthy dose of minerals like zinc, iron, phosphorus, sodium and potassium. Zinc is extremely important for immunity and helps the body heal wounds and recover from illness more quickly. The iron that is found in red meat is much more readily available for the body to use than forms of iron that come from plants.
Everyone needs iron, but it’s especially important for women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant. This mineral is essential for the baby to develop a healthy brain in the womb. Red meat also contains significant amounts of copper, nickel, chromium, magnesium cobalt and selenium.
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Red meats that are grass fed are a rich source of vitamin b12, which is vital to the proper functioning of essentially every system in the body. People who don’t eat meat are deficient in vitamin b12 unless they add supplements into their diet. When you consume high quality meat, you also give your body significant levels of other B vitamins like B6, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folate.
Grass fed meat is also a rich source of vitamin D. Furthermore, when you consume vitamin D from red meat it’s in a form that is much more easily absorbed by the body than anything else. Research shows that vitamin D from meat is very unique in this way, and no other source is as bioavailable for humans.
At Beck & Bulow, we’re passionate about supplying you with the most delicious and healthiest meat in existence. Our small scale local butchers handle every cut with precision and care. Every package of flash frozen, pressure sealed meat is hand packed at our warehouse and shipped in a reusable cooler with dry ice. Check out our selections of bison, elk, grass fed beef, lamb, wild boar and chicken today.