Always Buy Organic Grass Fed Beef
Red Meat with beef in particular is an energy dense food that is jam packed with nutrition in a small package. This means that it should be eaten in moderation. It has a full complement of B vitamins, minerals and amino acids. There are 12 cuts of Red Meat that have less saturated fat then chicken. I have heard and read a lot about the benefits of being a Vegetarian. For the majority of us, being a Vegetarian is not practical because of the spectrum of nutrients the body requires. For example, how many of us want to forgo the fat we need in our diet currently obtained through red meat for nuts and avocados. To be a healthy vegetarian requires an inordinate amount of time spent in shopping, preparation and consumption of large varied and highly perishable meals. In many instances you would have to eat pounds of vegetables and nuts for the healthy benefits contained in 1/3 of a pound of red meat. Therefore, let’s discuss the benefits of Organic grass fed Red Meat and why it is good for you in moderation.
Red meat is the main component of some of the most satisfying meals I have ever eaten. This is due to the density of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and fat all in one source. One thing we hear a lot about today is flavor. Flavor is good, but nutrition is better. When we sit down to eat, it is the process of putting quality fuel into your body to live a better, stronger and healthy life. We as a whole need to stop eating for taste sensations and taste bud entertainment. We need to educate our taste buds as to what healthy food taste like. When you eat Carpaccio or want a rare steak, there is nothing wrong with it. Just make sure you are eating organic grass fed beef.
Fat in the diet is essential for the proper absorption of specific vitamins and minerals. The body requires less then 60 grams of total fat daily. Of that amount less then 20 grams should be saturated fat. The problem most people face is simply eating too much meat or meat that is not organic. Don’t even think that a $1 hamburger or taco is healthy for you. Good meat is more expensive then that.
Sometimes you hear people say, your eating too much red meat. The problem is your eating too much corn fed red meat. If you are concerned about your diet, shouldn’t you be concerned about the diet the animal your eating ?
Because of the way the U.S. government subsidizes corn, it is used in a wide variety of products in order to bring down cost. By creating high fructose corn syrup, they have reduced the cost of sweeteners. The problem is fructose can’t be used as is by the cells and must be convert to glucose for energy. The downside of this is that the bodies over production of glucose is converted to glycogen which rapidly converts to fat. HFCS is in everything from bread to beverages. You cannot avoid it if you are not preparing your own food. In the mid 80′ High Fructose Corn Syrup became the sweetener of choice for the food industry. This usage peaked around the turn of the century and the symptom of its use became obvious and severe. Diabetes and Obesity rose at rates not before seen and health care cost began to skyrocket out of control. High Fructose Corn Syrup is not okay in moderation. It is an unneeded chemical creation produced due to the low cost of government subsidized corn and is used to lower the cost in processed food products. When have you seen a recipe call for High Fructose Corn Syrup. Use your Common Sense and think about it. When viewing the chart below, isn’t this about the time folks became fat. Read the ingredients of everything you buy.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is toxic in as much as it provides zero nutritional value and will make you ill and you won’t even know your consuming it. If you read our article on genetic variation, then you realize that not everyone will process this chemical the same way. Some people may convert all or most of it into glucose, where others may only convert a small portion. This is what I call man playing God with a small “g”.
Another of those subsidized corn products is cattle feed. Cattle does not naturally eat corn. Cattle eats grass. Now after seeing what High Fructose Corn Syrup has done to us as a population , think what it does to a cow. Before corn and grain based cattle feed, it took 4 – 5 years for a cow to be born and sold for slaughter. Now with corn and grain based cattle feed, combined with growth hormones a cow grows from 80 to 1,200 pounds in 14 to 16 months. Corn is fed to cattle because it is cheap and plentiful and speeds up the growth cycle of the cattle from birth to market. In other words, makes the cattle fat. This feed produces dangerously high levels of saturated fat, lowers Omega-3 fatty acids and creates the deadly E. Coli bacteria that we hear so much about. This bacteria is in the run off of cattle pens and contaminates the surrounding farms vegetables. To top it off, it isn’t really corn per se, it is corn feed, a byproduct after whatever was needed from the corn for other uses has been taken out.
Corn fed cattle is just plain nasty and you don’t see the commercial ranchers showing you pictures of it do you. They just show you pictures of the good grass fed cattle they buy from small ranchers. Yet when they started this practice they advertised it as if it were more nutritious for you. Now here is the kicker. The USDA grades meat based on the fat marbling in the meat. Why? Because Fat taste good. This makes the most unhealthy meat the most expensive furthering this insane cycle of rewarding irresponsible behavior by the meat industry. Flavor not quality determines the price, because Prime beef is less nutritious than Select in most instances. Price is elevated based on the corn they feed to fatten up the cattle, which is toxic to cattle.
Healthy meat is organic grass fed cattle which is completely different in nutritional value. Now when you go to Burger King or McDonald’s and buy a $1 burger, do you think that cattle used in that $1 burger is corn fed or grass fed?
In the beginning, I am sure it started as a good idea to produce as much food as cheaply as possible, but now we are seeing the results in our epidemic of bad health in this country.
When you buy meat in the Supermarket, do you look for the organic grass fed variety? Chances are you are just looking at the cut of meat for tenderness, flavor or purpose of status when entertaining.
Cholesterol is something few people truly understand. First of all cholesterol is absolutely essential to the proper function of the human body. The majority of cholesterol is created by the body. This is why you should watch foods that contain it in abundant amounts. But there are many ways to control cholesterol levels naturally which I will address in another post. The important thing to understand is that how much cholesterol you produce is based on your genetic makeup moreso then the food that you eat. It is broken down into two types.
LDL Cholesterol — Low Density Lipoproteins — Too much of this type signals the body has an excessive repair issue or not enough HDL to carry it away
HDL Cholesterol – High Density Lipoproteins
Cholesterol is basically a mechanism by which the body forms internal scabs while regenerating arteries. First comes the LDL and when enough has been applied, it is carried away by HDL. How this mechanism works is still undergoing study. But suffice it to say that you can greatly aid this process by drinking organic Apple Cider Vinegar at least once or twice daily for a month and then once or twice a week for maintenance. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is aggressive and will attack oxidized cholesterol in minutes of consumption.
The problem is that if you eat the select commercial cuts of beef today, they are also packed full of growth hormones and saturated fats that have an adverse effect on the body. This is why you want Organic Grass fed Beef.
Although approved by the FDA, how can a growth hormone that makes a cow grow from 80lbs to 2,000lbs in a year be good for human consumption? I do see how it can be good for the commercial food industry who wants to sell meat as fast as they can grow it, but the impact it has on the health of the human body is another thing entirely. Much of this is due to Food Industry Executive who are being appointed to oversee our Food Safety programs as political favors to Food Industry campaign contributions.
The answer to the question “Is Red Meat Good for You?” depends on three important factors.
What cut of beef are you eating?
How the cattle are fed and what are they fed?
How is the the beef slaughtered and prepared?
I love beef, but I make sure it is organic grass fed beef. I hope you do too. Your health is worth it. Organic Grass Fed Beef is Tender, Delicious, Lean and full of nutrients.
We are the people in control here. Vote with your Wallet, because once they really start cloning were in trouble for sure. Take the time to cook on Sunday and spread your meals through the week. One of the reasons people are tired is because of the junk they are trying to feed you. Don’t buy packaged Hamburger. Only buy the meat ground by your supermarket or butcher. Only buy local produce. Talk to your friends. We can stop this. Get the word out !!!
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