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Grass Finishing

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Don't Eat Beef Fed Grains!

You may have heard Jordan Rubin talk about green fed beef and dairy products having more omega 3’s. He also talked about how much better it is “finishing the cattle on grass” verses finishing them on grain. But what data is there to support these claims?

I found an abstract published in the British Journal of Nutrition about this. It is titled: “Red meat from animals offered a grass diet increases plasma and platelet n-3 PUFA in healthy consumers”. In a double blind study, the researchers fed healthy people beef and lamb that were given a finishing diet of either grass or concentrate feed. Concentrate feed is usually a diet of mostly wheat products.

Among other things, the blood levels of omega 3’s from both groups were compared. Blood Omega 3’s “were significantly higher in those subjects who consumed red meat from grass-fed animals compared with those who consumed red meat from concentrate-fed animals”

These findings are significant because most people have to many omega 6 fatty acids and not enough omega 3’s. Eating grass finished beef from Beyond Organic can help bring the omega 3 to omega 6 ratio closer to normal.

It is important to note that many “grass fed” cattle are finished on grain. But at Beyond Organic, the cattle are 100% “Green Fed”.

References
http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/programmes/en/lead/toolbox/Refer/fcrpsec1.pdf
British Journal of Nutrition 2011 Volume 105 Issue 01
Cambridge Journals Online

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CLA

Cow Eating GrassWhen discussing the benefits of Beyond Organic Beef and Dairy, Jordan Rubin frequently talks about “CLA”. It is well established that grass fed beef has 3 to 5 times the amount of CLA as commercialized grain fed beef. We can assume that 100% “Green Fed” beef is even better than merely “grass fed” beef which must only have a certain portion of their diet coming from grass. But what is CLA?

I stumbled across a recent article written by Dr. Mercola. He has no financial interest in CLA from beef so it is nice to see a non-biased perspective when it comes to conjugated linoleic acid from beef. He writes:

“If you are steering away from red meat due to the negative press on saturated fats, you may be happy to hear that a very powerful fatty acid primarily found in beef and dairy products has been linked to long-term weight management and health.

This potent nutrient is called conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, and the best possible sources of CLA are grass-fed beef and raw dairy products that come from grass-fed cattle.”

Get the rest on Mercola.com

I encourage you to study the details as this will help you realize the benefits of the very products you are recommending.

Also, I suggest you subscribe to mercola’s newsletters and read the leading article every day. They are tremendously educational and will expand your nutrition knowledge with sound dietary principles. This not just to increase your knowledge for business sake, but more importantly, that you may reap the health benefits of sound nutrition.

Learning nutrition takes time. But the health rewards are great.

Be blessed.

Yours Truly,

Dr. Michael Haley

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SueroViv

Suero Viv Product FamilyMany of you may now know about Beyond Organic, but what you didn’t know is there is going to be a new product that blows coconut water – out of the water!

It’s called SueroViv™. It means “whey of life” – it is THE ORIGINAL probiotic water. You remember the nursery rhyme – “Little Miss Muffet, sat on her tuffet, eating her “Curds and Whey.” Throughout history – whey has been a highly celebrated beverage. Whey is a tart, golden liquid. It has been known to Greek doctors as “healing water.” Hippocrates and Galen often recommended whey to their patients. Throughout history it has been called “Old Man’s Drink” because of the way it revives the body. Whey contains a huge spectrum of whole food nutrients and co-factors that are rich in probiotics, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium and magnesium along with zinc, selenium and 7 B vitamins. Whey is a natural by product of cheese and yogurt making. It is a Whole food cultured probiotic beverage, a living tonic elixir with a great taste. It contains 10 times the potassium of sports drinks and is cultured with powerful probiotics. It contains 125mg calcium per 8oz – 250mg acidified calcium per bottle along with the electrolytes and naturally occurring sodium. Of course, it will be from Green Fed Cows – cultured with living organisms – flavored and sweetened with organic fruit juice and honey – enhanced with organic essential oils. There will be 3 flavors – Citrus, Berry and Ginger! The cost will be only $3.00 per 16.9 oz bottle. Get excited to try this fabulous – new, but old, beverage.

SueroViv™ is available exclusively at Beyond Organic

It’s not “Suero Vive”, nor “Sueroviva”, nor “suerovive” but Suero Viv from Spanish “whey” and “Viva” in french… only without the a or e… So let’s just say that it is a new name unique to Beyond Organic.

Update: See our Suero Viv Review