The Connection between Cows and Omega-3 Oil

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The Oemega Moo Connection

So-called health nutritionists trying to prove that beef is one of the causes of heart diseases and getting people to eat fish instead because of the benefits of Omega-3 must have gotten a rude shock when new medical research has proven that the highly touted fish oil has no connection whatsoever with benefits for the heart.

According to a new study conducted and released in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there is no correlation or connection between taking fish oils rich in Omega-3 - whether taken with fish meat or in pills - and the prevention of heart attack, stroke, myocardial infarction, and other heart disease.

Of course, the connection between heart diseases and beef is just complete hogwash, especially if the beef comes from grass-fed cows.

It has been some time since beef - particularly juicy steaks - have come under attack by weight watchers and environmentalists. The attacks come from misconceptions that eating beef is connected to obesity and heart diseases while raising grass-fed cows will damage the environment because the cows will eat so much grass and not give grass enough time to grow back, stripping many pasture lands of greenery.

Let us start by answering all the above in a collective manner.

Based on actual agricultural medicine and medical association studies, grass-fed beef compared to grain-fed beef has a dramatic difference:

Omega-3 in Cows, Grass-fed Beef

Grass-fed meat has a lower cholesterol level

Because it is mostly lean meat, it has less than half of total fat from grain-fed beef, or about the same amount of cholesterol found in skinless chicken or deer meat.

Grass-fed lean meat has lower levels of calories

The greater the fat content, the more the calories. Since grass-fed beef has less fat, hence, less calories.

Grass-fed beef are actually Omega Moos

Even if fish oils or Omega-3 have been proven to have no connection to prevention of heart diseases, they still have their health benefits such as aiding in the prevention of arthritis and high blood pressure. However, whatever true health benefits Omega-3 holds in the present or future, you do not really have to ingest fish to get it. Omega-3 can also be found in animals that go 'moo.' Well, grass-fed cows have more Omega moos than grain-feds. It has even been medically discovered that Omega oil from beef is more likely to slow the growth or spread of cancers. It also aids in hastening recovery from cancer surgery.

Why do moo-moos have Omega-3 oils? Grass-fed cows get them from the chloroplasts from constant chewing of green grass, leaves, and plants. Many greens contain a lot of alpha-linolenic or LNA acids, a type of Omega-3 fatty acid.

Aside from medical proof that Omega-3 or LNA considerably lowers as soon as cows are grain-fed in feedlots, further proof can be taken from chickens. Eggs and chicken meat housed indoors and deprived of pasture are 20 times less likely to contain Omega-3. So, whether cows or chickens, the effects of grass pastures are the same.

Meat and milk from grass-fed cows are rich in CLA or conjugated linolenic acid

According to a Finnish medical study, CLA is responsible in preventing the growth of cancer cells and tumors. Even studies conducted at Utah State University concluded that just one glass of milk, an ounce of cheese, and a single serving of beef from a grass-fed cow give enough CLA protection.

In addition, grass-fed beef is rich in vitamin E, even higher compared to grain-fed cows given 1,000 IU of vitamin E supplements in their feeds each day. Now, vitamin E is a proven connection linked to lower heart diseases and cancer. This vitamin is even a potent antioxidant with anti-aging properties.      

Richard Aliosada is a writer at Tosca Farm Group, a livestock establishment that supports consumption of Grass-Fed Beef - for cancer prevention and fitness.

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