How Grass-Fed Beef Helps You Lose Weight
By Peter Maldonado, Oct 06 2016
We’ve seen many familiar nutritional guidelines bite the dust over the past few decades, but none have been more surprising than the good fats-vs-bad fats and low carbs-vs-high carbs controversies. For instance, the popular Paleo diet embraces a high-protein/low-carb way of eating. Paleo enthusiasts are proving that when you eat like our hunter-gatherer ancestors, you’ll lose weight more easily and get healthier.
Grass-fed Beef Is a Weight-Loss Superstar
Grass-fed beef is nutritionally stronger than the grain-fed beef of animals raised in CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations). One of the big differences is the presence of a naturally occurring healthy fat called CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). Although synthetic versions of CLA have been a popular weight loss supplement for years, the natural CLA in grass-fed animals is present at much higher levels and is a more effective weight-loss aid.
The Many Benefits of CLA & Grass-fed Beef
Since 1999, research studies continue to show that grass-fed animals have 300% to 500% more CLA than grain-fed animals. CLA is easily absorbed in this form, making it readily available for your body to use. Additional benefits of CLA and grass-fed beef include:
- Normalizes thyroid function, allowing your thyroid to produce substances which help normalize your weight.
- Helps to avoid the weight gain which often results from hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
- Increases your metabolic rate, so your body burns more calories
- Tells your body to stop storing fat and to start burning it
- Increases muscle mass and decreases fat
- Decreases abdominal fat
- Satisfies your appetite so you eat less
- Stops hunger pains and cravings because you’ve eaten nutritionally rich grass-fed beef
- Delivers many vital nutrients—most of which are in the fat—that you might not normally get while dieting
The Nutrient Powerhouse of Grass-fed Beef
Grass-fed meat and fat are loaded with many nutrients such as high-quality protein, vitamins D and A, most B vitamins, vitamin E, many minerals, most amino acids, and the proper ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fats. Conventional grain-fed beef contains a much lower ratio of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids to inflammatory Omega-6 fatty acids (1 to 20) than grass-fed beef (1 to 1 – 1 to 4). Simply put, a typical Western diet that is high in Omega-6 but low in Omega 3 increases inflammation and the potential for damage and disease while a healthier diet with balanced amounts of Omega-6 and Omega 3 reduces inflammation.
It’s easy to see why the nutritional advantages of grass-fed beef over grain-fed beef are central to a healthy weight-loss and weight-maintenance program.
Chomps Natural Beef Sticks
Made from 100% grass-fed non-GMO Angus beef, Chomps Natural Beef Sticks are the perfect addition to a healthy weight loss program and an on-the-go lifestyle. Chomps are enhanced with the down-home flavors of farm-fresh ingredients and preserved with natural celery juice. Instead of tasting like those tough-to-chew jerky brands in supermarkets, Chomps are very tender, flavorful, and juicy. Free of gluten, soy, hormones, antibiotics, dairy, and MSG, Chomps are available online and at Trader Joe’s retail stores nationwide.
Order Chomps natural beef snack sticks online in three juicy flavors—Original, Crankin’ Cran, and Jalapeno. Chomps is Whole30 approved and paleo-diet friendly. Enjoy your protein boost the healthy, tasty way!