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Why Grass Fed Meats are Better for You

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By Susan Gabbay, R.D., "Go Grass Fed,"January/February 2012

Another reason to look for grass-fed beef and lamb.

Beef and lamb that graze on grass deliver a healthy dose of good-for-you omega-3 fats compared to animals fed a mix of cereal, corn and soy, says recent research out of Northern Ireland. Keep in mind that oily fish, such as salmon and sardines, are still the best source with more than 10 times the omega-3s. When buying beef and lamb, look for cuts labeled “grass-fed” or “grass-finished.”

Photography by: Mike Boyatt