So what is the big deal with grass-fed beef protein powder vs grain-fed? Is there really that much of a difference? The short answer is, Yes it certainly does! Since cows showed up on the scene, grass has been their go to meal but we humans introduced grain to them as a way to make things more convenient for us. Over the years, lots of other unsavory things have been introduced to cows to enhance and speed up their growth like hormones and chemicals. This means that the standard grain-fed beef we find in our local grocery stores and restaurant also have an unsavory nutritional panel. If we pick up one end of the stick we pick up the other!
The grass-fed beef claim indicates that no chemicals or hormones were used to amp up the growth of a cow. The cow lived as we would think they would…out on a green pasture eating blades of grass to their heart’s content! What does this mean for us? Grass-fed beef is one of the best protein foods available because since it was naturally rather than artificially raised it bolsters the following:
Significantly more omega-3 fatty acids – These are essential, the body can’t produce this by itself. Why are they essential? They are integral for cell membranes and affect the cell receptors, this is huge for those living the AIP diet.
More conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) – CLAs help improve digestion, reduce food allergies/sensitivities, help with weight loss, build and strengthen muscles, build bones, and reverses any atherosclerosis which is the hardening of arteries.
Higher in Vitamin A and E – Vitamin A helps build bones and the immune system which are attached by autoimmune diseases. Vitamin E helps balance hormones, repairs damaged skin, and improves endurance and muscle strength. We can all benefit by consuming more vitamin A and E.
Higher in antioxidants – Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals. Free-radicals cause damage to cells and their membranes by stealing their electrons through a process call oxidation. Those living with autoimmune diseases and other chronic degenerative ailments have experienced the effects of free-radicals…antioxidants can help!
Paleo Perfection Protein is grass-fed beef protein powder that goes great in a shake and complies to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP), Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), and Keto Diet! It is a great start to experience the power of grass-fed beef protein powder!