Among meat-eaters, there is often a debate over which meat is the healthiest. And for those of us who eat beef, the debate continues over whether or not grass-fed is worth it. It often costs anywhere from 2-3 times more than conventional, grain-fed beef. The question is: Is grass-fed beef really that much healthier than conventional beef?
To know whether or not it truly is a healthier option, the first thing to ask is “what does grass-fed even mean?” The difference is in how the meat is treated and processed — and how it ultimately affects your health.
What Does “Grass-Fed” Really Mean?
How the cattle are treated, starting all the way back at the farm, has a big impact on what you buy once you’re choosing your beef in the grocery store.