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Old 12-05-2006, 12:21 PM   #1
Sam Lepore
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Hey Folks--

I love getting much of my protein sources from Lean Beef.

I see much chatter about Grass Fed Beef. I am not against it, as I never tried it but I am just wondering why it is so good?

Are we basically talking about "Organic" here? Same type of thing? No Chemicals, Cows not eating a bunch of $*$*#@, etc.??

I understand this must be better for us but are we feeling any better from eating this type of beef? Seeing a difference in Body comp? Etc.? Etc.?

Chris Forbis-- I know you eat a ton of this. Feel free to chime in.
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:41 PM   #2
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:54 PM   #3
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Grass Fed adv:
Higher CLA
Better Ratio of Omega 3-6 (inflammation)
Most are No Hormones added

Basically cleaner meat and better fat concentration (more CLA, less omega 6).
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:09 PM   #4
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It also tastes better, cooks faster, and makes former vegans feel less guilty.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:33 PM   #5
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Grass Fed Beef vs. Grain Fed Beef. They are talking about the way the animal was fed prior to harvest.

Usually for Grain Fed Store bought beef, the animal is on a higher grain diet, about 50% grain, 50% roughage for 120 days, until the animal gets a better marbling. Which means the body percentage of fat goes from around 10-20% to 25-35%. The animals are around 30% fat when slaughered. This means the meat has more fat. The three levels the Beef is rated in the store are Select, Choice, and Prime. Select is the leanest, prime is the fattest.

Grass Fed Beef. The beef is finished on Grass. The fat has a different flavor. An animal eating 100% roughage will not gain as much fat and have to be harvested at a lower percent fat or it will cost more to feed them.

I have no sources to quote, off the top of my head from Beef Class.
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:37 PM   #6
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I like to think of it as cows eating their version of Paleo. Grains would make their bodies prone to inflammation like it does in humans, and eating grass is their more natural diet that leads to a healthier body...and better eating. Of course this is tongue in cheek as I know nothing about the history of cows' diets, but it makes least to me. Healthier fat composition and overall healthier cow!
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:01 AM   #7
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Don't you find that it creates greater flatulence though?

I've recently discovered this stuff called King Island Beef at my local supermarket. It's expensive, but my goodness, it just melts in your mouth.

I think I went a bit crazy on it last week and I've eaten it every day for a week. Now my wife is ahem, complaining, poor thing. I don't find this with Kangaroo, no matter how much I eat.

Is this a common problem or is just me? Hehe.
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