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South African beef meat

There are plenty of good reasons to give South African beef a chance!
Here are a few solid reasons why you should continue to eat (and love) SA beef:

It’s extremely lean

With a fat content as low as 2%, SA grass-fed beef is one of the leanest meats on the planet. Compare this to chicken (7%), pork (18%) and even fish (23%) and you’ll see that it’s miles ahead in terms of healthfulness. A big reason for this low fat content is the high-quality grass that South African cattle are grazing on. The soil in this part of the world is particularly sandy, which is an excellent environment for growing grass. It’s also an excellent environment for growing healthy animals. The quality of the grass is reflected in the meat, which is high in protein and minerals but very low in fat. This low-fat content is yet another reason why scientific studies have found that red meat is not a cause of heart disease. If it were, grass-fed beef would be the worst offender. But it’s not. And that’s because of its extremely low fat content.

It’s high in heart-healthy Omega-3 fats

The fat in SA grass-fed beef comes primarily from the fact that it’s loaded with Omega-3 fats. So much so in fact that about a third of this fat is Omega-3, which is almost double the amount found in chicken or fish. Studies have shown that a diet rich in Omega-3 fats can lower the risk of heart disease. In fact, they’ve shown that they can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by as much as 29% in people who don’t currently have a medical condition. A diet rich in Omega-3 fats is also good for your brain and your joints and has even been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes by 14%. All of this is good news for South African beef lovers. Not only is it low in fat, but it’s loaded with the kind of fat that can keep you alive and feeling healthy for longer.

It doesn’t cause the same environmental problems as other meats

There has been a growing consensus that all meats are bad for the environment and therefore people should be vegans. While it’s true that meat-eating is bad for the environment, it’s quite clear that this is not the case for South African beef. A recent study found that a 100g serving of grass-fed beef produced 9.3 grams of carbon dioxide whereas the same amount of beef produced from a soybean produced a staggering 48.3 grams of carbon dioxide. This means that a 100g serving of SA beef is 53% less harmful to the environment than the same amount of soybean-fed beef. This is mainly due to the fact that less land is needed to produce a 100g serving of grass-fed beef than the same amount of soybean-fed beef. This is in part due to the fact that the growing process is both more efficient and less resource-intensive.

The leanest cuts are also the most nutritious

The leanest cuts of SA beef have the lowest fat content. This is also the most nutritious type of beef and is also the type that is best for your heart. If you only eat the fattiest cuts of beef, you’ll be missing out on a lot of the nutrients that are found in the leaner cuts. A 100g serving of SA beef has 6 grams of protein and is rich in various minerals like iron, selenium, zinc and B vitamins. It also contains a decent amount of vitamin E and vitamin B12, which are important for maintaining a healthy heart and brain. In fact, studies have shown that beef has a similar amount of iron and B vitamins to milk, salmon and dark chocolate. It even has more iron and B vitamins than the other two foods.

South African beef is highly regulated

Like most foods, the South African beef industry is extremely regulated and health authorities regularly check to make sure that it meets the required standards. The South African government also has a process by which any potential hazards are identified and addressed as soon as possible. It’s true that a few years ago, there were some health issues with a few cuts of SA beef. But these issues were quickly identified and are now a thing of the past.

The health benefits of grass-fed beef

If you’re a fan of South African beef, you should also be a fan of grass-fed beef. While the two are not completely synonymous, the vast majority of SA grass-fed beef is also grass-finished. This means that it’s both pasture-fed and finished. It’s also the type of beef that’s been linked to the greatest health benefits. In fact, studies have shown that grass-finished beef contains significantly more vitamins and minerals than grain-finished beef. It also contains much more antioxidants and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. This means that if you prefer South African beef, you should choose the type where the cows have been eating grass from the second day of their lives until the day they are slaughtered.

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