My Beef With Fatty, Hormone Filled Red Meat

Before you take your next bite of that big juicy burger or thick prime steak, you might want to “beef up” your knowledge about the findings in a recent British Study reporting that the average person, eating large amounts of corn- and soy-fed red meat had increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and colorectal cancer. Another recent study by the U.S. National Cancer Institute claims that consuming red meat contributes to a host of health risks, including cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and stomach ulcers.

No wonder so many people (including me) have a beef with red meat from corn- and soy-fed cows filled with hormones and antibiotics, instead of leaner cuts from grass-fed, drug-free cows or buffalo. Today’s modern lifestyle and tastes have taken a toll on everyone’s health. That has me concerned…and it should have you thinking carefully about eating all that dangerous, fat-laden red meat loaded with antibiotics and hormones.

Here’s why you should care about what goes into the beef you consume. Grass-fed cows are leaner and have less saturated fat. They also have higher amounts of the Omega 3 fatty acids, which are protective when it comes to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, because Omega 3 fatty acids help decrease inflammation. On the other hand, corn and soy (the kind of feed for the majority of cows) are high in the Omega 6 fatty acids, which are pro-inflammatory in excess. And, as I’ve mentioned in many of my posts, inflammation is at the core of many chronic degenerative diseases and can lead to all types of imbalances.

I think it would be interesting to do a study of people eating only pasture-raised, grass-fed animals. I believe eating leaner, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef could help ward off all those chronic, degenerative diseases, and a medical study is needed to substantiate.

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