Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

By Ivan Serrano
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Do you ever stop and think that, maybe, just maybe, beef isn’t so bad or your health? Well, you could be right. But, you need to ensure that you are eating grass-fed beef. Also, you cannot eat beef every day, especially if fried and dripping with processed fats and expect to stay healthy. Cooking methods like the ones recommended and applied by Kanida Chey, a great Toronto Chef leave you with healthy and tasty portions of meat.

In the moderate proportions, grass-fed beef is surprisingly healthy.

Why grass-fed beef?

The animals have fewer bacteria meaning lowered use of antibiotics. They also have a high fatty acid composition, and the animals grow more humanely.

  • Richness in L-Carnitine (antiaging)

L-carnitine is present in grass-fed beef. This nutrient has been shown to have significant benefits on the body including preventing premature aging.

L-carnitine is an important component of the mitochondria. Unfortunately, aging leads to the reduction in the levels of L-Carnitine. Why do we need to keep mitochondria in great shape and abundance? The mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cells. All cells need mitochondria for respiration and the prevention of free-radical damage.

Powered down cells face an insurmountable level of stress of the oxidative stress brought about by the free radicals. So, by supplementing the levels of L-Carnitine from beef, you enhance mitochondrial function, and this leaves you with reduced levels of free radicals, and prevention of premature aging.

This is the main reason why L-Carnitine is a component of energy drinks – it boosts energy levels from the cellular level and livens battered cells.

Besides looking younger, or having less visible wrinkles, the antioxidant action of L-Carnitine leads to improved heart health. It also helps post-menopausal women to maintain their bone densities.

  • Healthy heart

As mentioned just above, the L-carnitine in beef reduces the risk of heart diseases. But, that isn’t all. Grass-fed beef has less total fat compared to other types of beef. It may also have more of the heart-friendly omega-3 fatty acids, and more conjugated linoleic acid (grass-fed beef is rich in vaccenic acid is easily converted into conjugated linoleic acid) which reduced the risk of heart diseases, and cancer too.

At the same time, this form of lean beef may have antioxidant vitamins like Vitamin E which enhance a healthy well-being, healthy skin and healthy hair.

The other vitamin present in the beef is vitamin B1, thiamin, and B2, riboflavin. Besides vitamins, grass-fed beef is rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, sodium, iron and phosphorus. These minerals are essential for general good health as they ensure proper functioning of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.

  • Cancer-fighting

The high concentration of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is important in the fight against cancer because CLA has cancer-fighting effects.

Other benefits

  • It improved your blood sugar levels
  • It is safe because it has fewer antibiotics and hormones, and it is safe for the environment.


It is important to mention that your overall health depends on what you eat and you have to maintain a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. Grass-fed beef may be healthy, but you shouldn’t overdo it. General good health needs you to have more fruits and vegetables on your plate, enough sleep, and you must put in some time working out.


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