Grass-fed Beef Fajitas
Dinner is served in less than 30 minutes with this well-balanced, nutrient-dense, grass-fed beef fajita recipe. Get the scoop on the controversy around red meat and how you can still include it as a part of a well-balanced diet. Also take advantage of an exclusive discount from ButcherBox, one of my favorite sources of grass-fed, organic meats!
Animal Meat Controversy
There is a lot of controversy around animal meat–some say it causes heart disease, cancer and obesity while others argue that meat has been eaten for centuries by our ancestors. The problem with saying that all animal meat or all red meat causes chronic disease is that all meat is not created equal. While large research studies do indicate that a high intake of red meat is associated with an increased risk of cancer and heart disease, most do not specify whether the study included grain-fed, factory farmed animals or grass-fed, grazing animals.
Omega 3 Profile
Grass-fed beef has a much better fatty acid profile compared to grain-fed beef as demonstrated by a recent research study that indicated approximately 50% greater omega-3 fat levels in grass-fed compared to grain-fed beef. Omega 3 fats are essential for lower inflammation, reduced risk of heart disease and improved cognitive function. Unfortunately the American diet is that it is very high in omega 6 polyunsaturated fats which interfere with the absorption of omega 3 fatty acids. A healthy diet should consist of one to four times more omega 6s than omega 3s but the typical American diet contains 11 to 30 times more omega 6s than omega 3s. Compared to grain-free beef, research shows that grass-fed beef not only has higher omega 3 fats but it also has a significantly lower ratio of omega 6 fats to omega 3s.
Red Meat Takeaways
The best takeaway is to eat grass-fed red meat and limit your consumption to 1-2 times per week. You can ensure that the animals are fed only grass throughout their lifetime by purchasing from a trustworthy company like ButcherBox. This company provides meat from animals that have been raised humanely and free from antibiotics and hormones. Their beef is 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, the pork is heritage breed and the chicken is free-range and organic. The other huge advantage of ordering through ButcherBox is that they deliver the high quality meat right to your door! You can’t beat that level of convenience. Interested in trying out their grass-fed beef for my Grass-Fed Beef Fajitas recipe?
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