March Protein of the Month: Pasture-raised Beef
Marty’s Meals sources 100% GRASS-FED & ORGANIC BEEF
–Marty’s Meals sources beef from small private ranchers in CO, NM and across the U.S. Our organic beef ranchers are grass fed certified and members of either the Savory Institute (Market to Table) or the Quivera coalition. All of our ranchers employ sustainable growing practices such as rotational grazing. None of beef (or any of our products!) come from factory farmed animals.
-Grass-fed beef is an excellent source of amino and essential fatty acids, as well protein, niacin, vitamin B2, B3, B6, B12, selenium, zinc, phosphorus, iron and potassium.
-Grass-fed meat’s have a lower fat content. Even the leanest cut from grain-fed cattle, for example, can still have two thirds more fat than the same cut from grass-fed.
-Compared with commercial products, [grass fed products] offer you more “good” fats, and fewer “bad” fats. They are richer in antioxidants; including beta-carotene, and vitamin C.”
-Vitamin E — another healing nutrient — is also higher in grass-fed meat than feedlot produced meat. Four times higher, in fact.
-Grass-fed animals are not feasting on growth hormones with every bite. Nor do grass-fed contain the traces of antibiotics and other drugs found in meat from feedlot fed animals.
-Pastured animals are not over-crowded like their feedlot compatriots, so they have lower stress levels and less exposure to disease.
-In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beef is considered a Neutral (Yin and Yang balanced) protein. Neutral foods are great for any dog, and can balance the effects of hot or cold foods.