Further to my last post I was told by a reader about a fabulous chain in America called Elevation Burger. They serve organic, grass-fed burgers as well as vegetarian and vegan options. They also fry their fries in olive oil – what a great healthy twist on a classic fast food favourite.
If you’re wondering what the significance of grass-fed meat is, well, it produces a product high in omega 3 (from the grass that the animal has eaten) and it’s total saturated fat content can be as little as a third that of grain fed meat. Grass-fed meat is also far higher in another fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA is associated with cancer protection; increased metabolism and muscle building; fat loss; insulin regulation and immune support. Grass fed meat is also significantly higher in vitamins esp. vit E.
Yes it’s an expensive option, but a little of this top quality meat once or twice a week is all you need. This quality of meat is fundamentally of the type our ancestors used to eat before intensive farming techniques were introduced resulting in inferior quality protein, high saturated fat animal products that offer health risks to the consumer and misery to the animals during their short lives.