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I’m here typing this on my new computer. It’s been 5 years since I purchased my last computer and let’s just say this is a Ferrari compared to my 5 year old Chevy.
My plans for the New Year were to upgrade my machine so I could take advantage of the new technology as it relates to multimedia and such. It was also my plan this year to upgrade the food I was eating this year. The slow food industry here in Toronto is staring to blossom. There currently are three companies in Toronto area that will deliver fresh Organic produce to your door. There is one small drawback…what they put in your basket for the week is not always 100% blood type compliant. You get to make two substitutions (all done online)…maybe no oranges or potatoes…but if there is a third avoid in the basket, you’re stuck with it unless it’s good for someone you know. Fortunately for me, my local grocer has a good selection of Organic produce and as well as dry organic food stuff. Going Organic will cost you about 25% more than if you bought the pesticide sprayed stuff. The only thing I find to be inconvenient buying is Organic Meat. I have to travel about 15 miles to buy it. I was fortunate to find a farm that produces organic and grass fed meat and they have a web site…which will deliver to your door for a minimum order of $100.00. It’s frozen but once thawed (don’t use a microwave) and marinated in say cherry juice or wheat free tamari, you have very tasty, succulent and tender meat
The cattle grown for "Grass-Only Beef" have the distinction of never having eaten anything other than forages (pasture grasses and hay). This exceptional product comes from cattle raised their whole lives on grass and hay, never having even tasted grain (corn, oats, wheat). They spend their days entirely outdoors on pasture from spring to fall and eat hay during the winter months. They live stress-free lives that promote health and vitality. As in nature, their rate of growth is determined by their genetics and the quality of their grass, not hormonal implants or growth promoting additives. .
The proven benefits of eating "Grass-Only Beef" include less fat, fewer calories, more Omega-3 fatty acids, a healthier ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids, more Conjugated Linoleic Acid (greatly reduce your risk of cancer with this super fatty acid) more Vitamin E and higher levels of beta-carotene. The difference is even noticeable to the naked eye, because the fat color is more golden or yellow than the stark white fat from an animal that has been eating grain.
So ask yourself (mostly O’s)…would you rather eat cow meat that’s been grain fed (lectin fed beef?) or a happier cow who eats what his genetics have predisposed him to eat (sound familiar?). Are we all not a lot happier when we eat right?
Now what is the difference between Organic Beef and grass fed beef? Organic beef is fed grass up until the last three months of the cow’s life…it is than fed organic grain to provide marbling and external fat which give it the ‘quality’ look that consumers are looking for.
Grass fed beef actually takes less time to cook and unless you like your meat medium to medium rare…don’t buy it. If you’re going to eat meat well done than don’t bother eating it at all.
If you want more info on benefits of eating grass fed beef go to http://www.eatwild.com/nutrition.html.