World Health Day is fast approaching, with the official date set for April 7 – and it’s a great time to assess the health and lifestyle habits of you and your family.
This year, the annual day presented by the World Health Organisation will focus on insects that may cause potential health issues or diseases, such as mosquitos, ticks and flies.
However, World Health Day is a great reason to take a good look at the healthy (or not so healthy) habits of your family overall.
One of the keys to good health is maintaining a balanced and healthy diet full of fresh and wholesome foods. Grass-fed meat plays an important part in a nutritious diet, and can help boost health in those who choose to include it on the dinner table on a regular basis.
According to the Animal Welfare Institute, grass-fed beef contains numerous health benefits for humans, one of which is the addition of extra omega-3 fats. These fats are healthy for human cells and organs, and can even help to lower heart-related risks such as irregular heartbeat or high blood pressure.
In addition, grass-fed meat contains significantly high doses of vitamin E – even compared to cattle who are given plenty of synthetic vitamin E.
On top of these health benefits, the Animal Welfare Institute also states that cattle fed on grass contain higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid, also known as CLA. This beneficial acid is thought to potentially have the power to fight diseases such as cancer.
With such health benefits, it seems that grass-fed beef or lamb is the perfect meal to serve up for your family on World Health Day – or several days of the week! We recommend serving your grass-fed meat with a selection of other healthy foods – think silverbeet, carrots, and broccoli.