Farm Raised vs Grass Fed

Grass-Fed meat protein- Now more than ever for the immune system.

 

There has been much progress among protein powders that I have witnessed over the past 27-years, and all for the good. 

After all, the word Protein translates in Greek to – Prime or First Importance.  

Therefore, it is important to make protein as good as possible. 

 

However, the biggest movement I am seeing in the health and fitness industry now is a progressive movement towards Grass Fed Protein. 

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There are a few reasons why:

  • Grass-Fed protein has higher amino acid protein absorption
  • Grass-Fed protein does not contain antibiotics
  • Grass-Fed protein is better for the environment

It is difficult to argue against Grass-Fed. 

In fact, Grass-Fed is how cows are supposed to be fed. 

For tens of thousands of years, cows have consumed a Grass-Fed diet. 

This is both the more humane and more nutritious way to feed cattle.  

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Lewter Feed Yard in Lubbock Texas is the first large feedlot on the Great Plains

 

Beginning in 1955 at the Lewter Feed Yard in Lubbock Texas, large Feedlots began and cows were put on a regime and a schedule to gain the most amount of weight in the shortest amount of time.

In doing so, cows were fed a diet that consisted of milo (millet grain) , some silage (grass), mineral salt, calcium, phosphorus and the new growth hormone DES, diethylstilbestrol. 

Growth Hormone DES would later be banned as a cancer-causing agent.

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It’s not just beef.  Above is a picture of a large chicken feedlot.

Chickens in nature eat – insects, grass, earthworms. 

Chickens in feedlots are given pellets consisting of grains and soybean oil meal.

This is designed intentionally to increase their egg production and body weight.

Once again, the grains and fats can enlarge a chicken faster and cheaper than a natural based diet.

However, the feedlot farm diet consisting of grains and soybean oil meal often cause both food intolerances and inflammation for the chicken as they do cows and humans.

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Furthermore, if you think that it’s just chickens and cows in the feedlot, think again.  It’s all animals including fish.

Above is a fish farm.

 

It’s a much faster way to develop fish for processing.

According to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA – This feed in fish feedlots usually is in the forms of dried pellets, similar in many ways to dry dog food.

Vegetable proteins, cereal grains, vitamins and minerals and formed into feed pellets. Wheat, for example, is widely used as it helps to bind the ingredients in the pellets.

Once again, changing the natural diet of the animal to a grain-based diet gets them bigger faster.

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The problem soon became that farm fed animals in feedlots develop gastrointestinal problems, GERD, and acid reflux. 

In fact, many of the same problems that humans develop when eating grains. 

Therefore antibiotics such as penicillin are needed to give the cows, chicken, turkeys etc to keep them alive and able to continue to feed to gain weight. 

In fact, this is eerily similar to when humans seek help from their doctors for the same types of issues. 

Most of it can be traced back to the high inflammatory process of grains.

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There are a few reasons why this is important form a nutritional aspect:

  • Free-range, cage-free, grass-fed and wild-caught protein is universally higher in quality protein, good omega 3 fats and a richer source of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
  • In addition, it’s more important what humans eat directly (grains, corn, soybean oil) that causes the myriad of health problems across ALL species.

Now, back to the highest source of absorbable protein, whey.

Here is a list of proteins and their relative digestibility and absorbability in descending order:

  1. Whey Protein – Whey is the most bioavailable source of protein. 
  2. Egg Whites – If you’re lactose intolerant and whey protein disagrees with you, egg whites are a great alternative.
  3. Fish – Oily fish are often higher in unsaturated fat and rich in omega fatty acids which are hugely beneficial for cardiovascular health.
  4. Red Meat – Although red meat is slightly lower in terms of bioavailability, it is rich in other areas. For example, red meat is high in iron, zinc and vitamin B12 and they often contain a good amount of healthy fats.
  5. Poultry – Chicken is next on the list on the protein bioavailability scale. Chicken delivers a high amount of protein with very little carbs or additional fats.

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Whey protein sourced from grass-fed cows is also higher in immune factors:

  • Immunoglobulins
  • Lactoferrin 
  • Serum Albumin

Than whey protein sourced from non-grass fed cows.

This is important because it is needed for immune system strength and support.   

In fact, it has many proposed biological functions, including:

  • Antibacterial 
  • Anti-inflammatory activities
  • Defense against gastrointestinal infections

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100% Pur Zealand Grass-Fed Whey Protein Powder and why we are so proud of it:

  • Highest quality Bioavailable grass-fed protein
  • Highest quality natural ingredients
  • Sourced from New Zealand cows that graze on all-natural, pesticide-free farmlands within a country that upholds the strictest quality controls
  • Free from growth hormone and antibiotics
  • Whey protein derived from grass-fed cows has a higher protein concentration, has up to 5x higher CLA, and has more Vitamin A & E, beta-Carotene, and Omega-3, when compared to grain-fed cows.**

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This product is free of:

  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Dangerous artificial sweeteners
  • GMO ingredients
  • Non-dairy creamer
  • Soy, grain or gluten
  • Growth Hormone
  • Sucralose

It is sweetened modestly with all-natural Stevia – and always delicious, pure, effective and natural!

Keto-Friendly, Paleo-Friendly, Mediterranean friendly, low carb friendly.

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