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Grocery Shopping Showdown

  • By Matthew Kadey, M.S., R.D.
  • Published Nov 12, 2012
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM UTC
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Grain-fed beef vs. grass-fed beef

The champ: grass-fed beef

Indeed, the grass is greener on the other side. A recent study by California State University researchers determined that grass-fed beef has significantly higher levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fats but lower amounts of saturated fatty acids and inflammation-promoting omega-6 fats. Other perks include more disease-fighting antioxidants such as vitamin E and glutathione. A growing chorus of experts also agrees that animals that nibble on turf have better flavor and texture, and are generally raised more humanely.

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