Beef’s Nutritional Value

Beef is an excellent protein source as well a great source for many other important nutrients.

Beef, or red meat, has and still poses much controversy on whether it’s good for you or not. So is it?  Yes it is, and depending on the quality of the beef it can even be better for you.  Red meat is loaded with essential B vitamins, Zinc, Iron and protein, which our all essential to our overall body and brain health.  This doesn’t mean that Beef is the only way to get these important nutrients, it just means it is a great source.

Let’s remember anything in excess can be bad for you, from alcohol to exercise, and red meat is no different.  Eating grass fed, or organic (over industrial farmed) red meat in moderation is a great way to get a lot of good that the body needs.

The composition of a cow raised in tight quarters, with no space, given antibiotics and hormones to enhance growth, and fed everything unnatural (corn, soy and wheat) to them versus a cow raised free to roam and consume their natural food source, grass, when they are hungry that is a natural, are totally different, and have quite a big difference in their nutritional values.

Industrial raised cattle are much lower in Omega 3 fatty acids because of their diet.  The imbalance of Omega 6’s and Omega 3’s in the body creates health issues.  Grass fed beef contains five times as much omega 3’s, as much as twice the amount of conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), is less calorie dense, and has more vitamins A and E. As far as the health profile alone, Grass Fed is the way to go.

Quality today is not what it used to be.  Many businesses and people are looking for more money and faster. We at San Diego Meat Company, believe in quality and the integrity in which things are done.  We believe in practicing and promoting standards that work towards creating healthier people and a healthier environment.  Our meats are local and grass fed. The cattle ranches and farmers we work with also believe in quality and integrity.  Order today and taste the difference!