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The Power of Pasture: Unleashing the Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

written by

Alan McCaa

posted on

May 26, 2023

Title: The Power of Pasture: Unleashing the Health Benefits

of Grass-Fed Beef

Hello, my fellow healthy beef eaters!

Today, we're going to delve into a topic that's close to our hearts

and our health - the benefits of grass-fed beef. We've always

known that our grass-fed beef is special, but recent scientific

research has given us even more reasons to love it.

A study titled "Phytonutrients in GF Beef" has shed light on the

health-promoting properties of grass-fed meat and milk. The

research suggests that livestock raised on diverse plant pastures

have higher concentrations of health-promoting phytonutrients in

their meat and milk. These phytonutrients include terpenoids,

phenols, carotenoids, and anti-oxidants - all of which have

potential anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective effects.

Let's break this down a bit.

Phytonutrients: The Secret Superheroes

Phytonutrients are natural compounds found in plants. When our

livestock munch on diverse plant pastures, they ingest these

phytonutrients, which then make their way into the meat and milk.

Here's a simple chart to illustrate the nutrient density in grass-fed

beef compared to conventional beef:


As you can see, grass-fed beef is a powerhouse of nutrients.

Health Benefits: More Than Just Protein

While all beef is a great source of protein, grass-fed beef goes the

extra mile. The phytonutrients present in grass-fed beef have

potential anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective effects. This

means they could help reduce inflammation in our bodies and

protect our hearts - two significant factors in overall health and


Grass-Fed: A Choice for Health

Choosing grass-fed beef isn't just a choice for better taste; it's a

choice for better health. The evidence is clear: grass-fed beef

offers more health benefits than conventionally raised beef.

We're not here to knock other forms of beef production, but if

you're looking for a protein source that's not just good, but good

for you, grass-fed beef is the answer.

Your Health, Our Priority

At Heifer, Hog & Hen, we're committed to providing you with the

healthiest, tastiest beef possible. That's why we raise our cattle on

lush, diverse pastures, ensuring they get a diet rich in essential


So why not give our grass-fed beef a try? Taste the difference and

feel the health benefits for yourself.

This blog has referenced material taken from:  

Stephan van Vliet1*, Frederick D. Provenzaand Scott L. Kronberg3

Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, United States, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA)-Agricultural Research Service, Mandan, ND, United States


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