O is for Omega 3~ Guess from where !?!

Enjoy that Omega 3 with Grass fed meat with those healthy vegetables !!

Enjoy that Omega 3 with Grass fed meat with those healthy vegetables !!

Here’s a tip for those thinking you can only get your healthy Omega 3 from fish.
Well, that’s good, if you pick the smaller variety. Why not the big ones like tuna….

Who wants heavy (as in toxic) metals that affect the brain (here my gray cells saying OH!!!)

How about an alternative….NOT a replacement, but as is said Variety is the Spice of Life…..anyway, check this out and please give me your feedback !!

I know you’ve probably heard all of the buzz over the last few years about the health benefits of wild salmon and other fish that have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

However, did you know that there’s a “land meat” that has similar omega-3/omega-6 ratios as wild salmon?  In fact, this “land meat” not only contains as much, or even higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, but without the possible negatives such as heavy metals (mercury, etc) and PCBs that can be found in fish frequently.  YOUCH !!!

This kind is one of the healthiest forms of meat you can possibly eat… It’s grass-fed beef and other grass-fed ruminant meats such as bison, buffalo, lamb, and venison.

Now I know that a lot of people will try to convince you that meat is not good for you… and to be honest I partially agree with them when it comes to your typical factory farm-raised meat where the animals are fattened up with huge quantities of grains & soy that are not their natural diet & given unhealthy doses of hormones, antibiotics, etc.

However, when animals are healthy and eat the diet they were meant to eat naturally, the meat is actually healthy for us.

Let’s take beef for example… When cattle eat mostly grain and soy, the fat composition of their meat becomes higher in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids and lower in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.

On the other hand, when cattle eat mostly grass instead of grains/soy, their meat becomes higher in omega-3s and lower in omega-6 fatty acids. In addition, grass-fed beef also contains much higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which has shown some promising benefits in studies for losing body fat and gaining lean muscle mass.

A similar comparison can be made between wild salmon and farm raised salmon. Wild salmon is a healthier option than farm raised salmon and has higher levels of omega-3s because the wild salmon eat what they’re supposed to eat naturally. On the other hand, farm raised salmon are fattened up unnaturally with grain/soy based food pellets which detrimentally changes the salmon’s fat ratio of omega-6 to omega-3.

The problem is that it is VERY hard to find healthy grassfed meats in typical grocery stores. In fact, even at health food stores, you might find some “organic” meats (which is at least a little better than standard), but it is often hard to find any real grass-fed meats.

Well, about 2 weeks ago, I did some searching and found a great website that sells all kinds of varieties of grass-fed healthy meats…

http://healthygrassfed.2ya.com

They have everything you could ever want… grass-fed burgers, filet mignon & any other quality beef cuts, grass-fed buffalo, grass-fed cheeses, and even free-range chicken and turkey!

And better yet, they deliver it right to your house with no shipping costs either… and I actually found that the prices were pretty comparable to what I usually pay at the grocery store anyway.

I’ll tell ya… I was like a kid in a candy store when I found this site. I placed my order for all kinds of goodies on a friday, I got a shipping notification email that Monday, and my delivery came right to my door the very next day in a sealed cooler… I couldn’t believe the service I got from this company.

Wouldn’t it give you peace of mind to know that you and your family are eating meat that is actually good for you instead of the mass produced junk at most grocery stores? I know I’m getting most of my meat from them from now on.

Everything in my order ended up being awesome… here’s my recommendations:

*the grass-fed filet mignons (delicious and tender!)
*grass-fed burgers and bison burgers when I need a quick but healthy 5-minute meal (use some grass-fed cheese and sprouted grain roll for the ultimate balanced meal)
*the free-range chicken and turkey sausages (makes great italian dishes or healthier breakfast sausage)
*grass-fed cheese and butter (higher in CLA and omega-3 than normal butter or cheese)
*they even have free-range turkeys available for upcoming thanksgiving (you won’t find free-range turkeys in stores)

Plus, besides getting much healthier meat than you’d ever find in the store, another benefit to this site was that it was like doing my grocery shopping from my living room, instead of fighting the crowds at the store.

To let you know, I don’t earn any money from their site. Just wanted to share another healthy alternative with you folks.

By the way, enjoyed a Rockin’ workout today at sunrise to boost my HGH and get that fat fuel burning ~ YEAH !!!!  Then a protein vegetable breakfast.

Will share more recipes coming up.

Keep Going ~ Keep Growing !!!

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6 Responses to O is for Omega 3~ Guess from where !?!

  1. Annette says:

    I completely agree with you on the grass fed beef! I do get some from the Amish market in my neighborhood, plus my local farm also has some grass fed meats from a farm in PA. I will check out the website you found, thanks for sharing!
    It’s a shame what we do with our food and our livestock – but for most people it is still quantity over quality….

    • Hi Annette,

      When visiting my relatives, always enjoy stopping by the Amish market for that very reason too!

      Agree, it is such a waste and shameful what is done for the sake of quantity over quality.

      Thanks for your reply !!!

  2. Marylin Sanchez says:

    Love this post Dax!

    I have been eating grass fed bison, buffalo and lamb and I must say I absolutely loved the taste but most importantly, I didn’t have that heavy feeling in my stomach nor was my stomach upset and no heartburn.

    Believe it or not for a long time the main reason I almost completely stopped eating beef was because after eating the regular beef you would normally buy at the grocery store, my stomach would feel like I had a rock in it, nausea, and major heartburn.

    Thanks for this post and thanks for the link! I’ll check it out.

    • Hi Marylin,

      Thank you !! Can associate with what you say. After enjoying beef for a while, had to pretty much cut it out, even when going with friends to a steak house would opt for the chicken for that very reason. Now once again enjoy the grass fed meats, along with the variety too. To paraphrase an early beef commercial: “Grass Fed” Beef ~ It’s what’s for dinner!!

      Enjoy meat the way it was meant to be ~

      Thanks again for the comment, too.

  3. ros says:

    Very good point, and for all reader’s in the UK, I recommend http://www.rosewoodfarms.co.uk

  4. totally agree and the taste is better, like beef used to taste. i get mine from super butcher (Australia), does both grass and grain fed meat, so i look out for the grass fed, at least its labeled unlike the supermarkets. its abit of a drive but they have good specials and i stock the freezer up, all good. fish is quite expensive here and unsure of mercury levels plus all the oil now? enjoy your BBQ meat and veges.

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