I’m sure a lot of you have heard the saying “you are what you eat” but have you ever heard “you are what you eat ate”?

A lot of companies are now making it public that they are switching over to “antibiotic/hormone free meat”.

Why?

What these animals eat and how they are raised can in fact affect what they do in our body.

If your store-bought meat doesn’t say “raised without hormones/antibiotics/steroids”, it’s likely it has been treated with hormones/antibiotics/steroids that make the animal grow faster and/or produce leaner meat (estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, zeranol and trenbolone are very commonly used) which can cause hormone imbalances in humans.

Hormones, antibiotics and steroids aside, what the animals have actually been fed can have a major effect on the actual nutrient composition of the food.

Grass fed beef has less overall fat content but can have up to 5x more omega 3’s and 3x more CLA than grain fed beef (not to mention, significantly more antioxidants, vitamins, minerals)

Free range eggs are also lower in saturated fat but higher in omegas, vitamins/minerals than caged birds.

Why? Because they are consuming better quality food.

Free range animals are consuming their natural diet (grass and whatever else they find in the fields) vs a unnatural soy, corn and grains that are actually meant to make them fat.

Just a little food for thought. What’s your take?

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