I was raised on conventional meat. As a kid, I lived for dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets (who thinks of this stuff?) and 39 cent cheeseburger Wednesdays at McDonalds.
This madness went on for quite some time. Until I found paleo.
Since then, I’ve ditched the nuggets and cheeseburgers and have committed to eating high quality, pasture-raised, beyond organic meats — MOST of the time (I don’t feel bad about sometimes eating out at restaurants that don’t use quality meats. Perfection has never been my goal). Yet we’ve all heard that pastured meat is better — meat that comes from animals that are raised responsibly and humanely, in their natural habitat, eating grass, with plenty of space to roam.
It’s a nice mental picture (much better than envisioning the CAFO alternative). And we all feel better about ourselves when we eat this type of meat. But why exactly is this better than the conventional, factory farmed stuff? After all, it does take a bit of extra effort (and sometimes extra cash) to acquire it. And if you’re anything like me, you want to be sure you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck!
In my opinion, if you’re going to be spending your hard-earned dollars and time on high-quality anything, it should be meat. Not organic produce and not even lululemon (though it’s a close second) — MEAT. Here’s why:
Article from: blog.primalpastures.com/uncategorized/5-reasons-eat-pastured-meats/