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Are grass-fed meats healthy for me?

Grass-fed means that animals were fed on grass. However, you should know that there is no legal definition for the word grass-fed. So you don’t know how long the animal was fed grass, in actuality. It could be several months, it could be a year, you don’t know. What is really important is that it says grass-finished. If it doesn’t say grass-finished, it means grain-finished, which has a difference in health benefits for the body. Ideally, you would want to have grass-fed, grass- finished, 100% certified organic food.

Grass-fed beef and other animal products are far better than grain-fed animal products. Comparing grass-fed to grain-fed animal products, grass-fed products have five times more omega-3 fatty acids. They also have much lower levels of omega-6 fatty acids, and that is ideal for the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio. Omega-6 fatty acids can be highly inflammatory in excess amounts.

Additionally, In grass-fed meat, there are three times more CLA, which is a powerful antioxidant. CLA is important for cardiovascular function.


  • Compared to regular meat, grass-fed meat contains far more

    • vitamins • minerals

    • antioxidants (carotenoids, which come from grass)

    • other vital nutrients

  • Grass-fed meat is not heavy in omega-6 fatty acids, compared to grain-fed meat

  • Grass-fed beef has CLA, and far more vitamin A and vitamin E

  • Grass-fed meat doesn’t contain GMOs

Where to get it

You can get grass-fed meat at a grocery or health food store. Ideally, you want to consume grass-fed, grass-finished, 100% certified organic meats, eggs and dairy products. One company Dr. Berg personally uses is called U.S. Wellness Meats.

Last updated: Jul 10, 2023 14:11 PM