Most of us probably agree that fat contributes to the taste of beef. We can also appreciate that beef raised by grazing pasture for their entire lives will taste different from beef fattened in a dirt feed lot. But shouldn’t we avoid animal fat in our diet? Don’t be fooled by the negative press, a power packed fatty acid known as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), has many health benefits. Cattle raised on forage only diets will have CLA levels three times (or more) higher than grain fed beef.
What kind of health benefits does CLA give us?
- Reduce risk of cancer
- Reduce risk of high blood pressure
- Reduce risk of high cholesterol
- Reduce risk of osteoporosis
- Reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
- Reduce inflammation
- Reduced body fat –
- Yes eating the right kind of fat reduces body fat, go figure.
Can our body manufacture CLA? No, you must consume this Power Fat known as CLA, and an excellent source of CLA is pasture grazed beef! When cattle live their lives on their natural diet, forages, the CLA levels in their meat are naturally high.
Can’t I just buy CLA in a bottle at my favorite health food store? Well, yes you may, but I believe our bodies better use nutrients, enzymes, vitamins etc through quality low processed food. Now relax and enjoy that pasture raised cut of beef.