Advocates of organic and grass-fed meat are constantly proclaiming its benefits, especially in terms of all the good things you can find in it.
They have good reason for this, as organic beef and lamb is packed with the essential nutrients, minerals and (healthy) fats to keep your body strong and healthy.
It also tastes pretty good too!
But have you also considered what’s not in organic meat that makes it so good for you? Which harmful substances is organic meat free from?
Here are three things you won’t find in your next organic lamb chop:
Some farm animals are fed hormones and antibiotics in abundance to artificially stimulate growth and boost the immune system.
While this may result in a larger animal and more meat to sell, regular consumption of genetically modified meat can be harmful to humans. For instance, there have been links made between hormone-supplemented meat and various types of cancer.
The organic, natural meat you find in specialist shops won’t contain any of these substances, so you can enjoy it with the reassurance that it is both delicious and healthy!
Many of the cheap meats you find at the local supermarket contain preservatives, such as sodium nitrate, to make them last longer.
Like artificially added hormones, these can have a devastating effect on your health. Studies have indicated that certain processed foods, such as meat with preservatives, can induce a slew of health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and mental disorders.
Avoid the risk by opting for grass-fed lamb and beef alternatives, which won’t have these preservatives.
Free range meat promotes the proper treatment and welfare of animals by giving them as much access as possible to wide, open areas for roaming.
Additionally, choosing grass-fed meat means that the animal your meat comes from has enjoyed a natural diet during its lifetime, instead of being fed cheap alternatives such as corn.