How Grass-Fed Beef Speeds up Your Weight Loss on the Keto Diet
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How Grass-Fed Beef Speeds up Your Weight Loss on the Keto Diet

By Peter Maldonado on Feb 24, 2018

Tags: Nutrition

Benefits of grass-fed beef on keto diet

There is a huge difference between the nutrients in grass-fed beef and conventional grain-fed beef from factory farms. On a Ketogenic Diet, grass-fed beef delivers additional health benefits including the ability to lose more weight without any extra effort.

Let's back up a minute and look at what an average meal looks like on the Keto diet:

  • 20% of calories from protein (meat, poultry, fish, seafood, and eggs)
  • 5% from carbohydrates
  • 75% from high-fat foods like avocados, bacon, butter, egg yolks, and nuts

Keto Diet guidelines don't distinguish between healthy proteins like grass-fed beef and unhealthy proteins like grain-fed beef. However, here's what can happen if you make one simple change and eat grass-fed beef instead.

Grass-fed beef has a powerful, naturally occurring fatty acid called CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) which is linked to long-term weight management and health.

Lower in Calories, Higher in Nutrition

Free to roam, pasture-raised cows graze outdoors on a natural diet of healthy grasses, unlike factory farm cows that eat GMO grains loaded with toxins, pesticides, and other unspeakable ingredients.

Pasture-raised cows mature at a natural rate without the growth hormones used to fatten factory-farm cows faster. Healthy cows produce healthier, leaner beef while grain-fed cows produce fatty beef due to their unnatural diet and stressful living conditions.

In his book, Pasture Perfect, Jo Robinson says that Americans typically eat about 67 pounds of beef annually. If you make the simple switch to grass-fed beef, he calculates that you will save 16,642 calories a year which translates into a five-pound weight loss.

By fine-tuning your Keto Diet eating plan with the addition of grass-fed beef, you will enjoy the added benefits of healthier proteins and a noticeable improvement in weight-loss results.

Grass-fed Beef's Extra Weight-Loss Boost

Grass-fed beef has a powerful, naturally occurring fatty acid called CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) which is linked to long-term weight management and health. Although synthetic versions of CLA have been a popular weight loss supplement for years, grass-fed beef has much higher CLA levels.

By fine-tuning your Keto Diet eating plan with the addition of grass-fed beef, you will enjoy the added benefits of healthier proteins and a noticeable improvement in weight-loss results.

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