The REAL truth about your BEEF!

GUYS! It's so flipping freezing in Denver today. So COLD! It took everything I had to go for a quick walk over my lunch break. I will say those quiet walks (or runs!) are always the best to me. Something a little more peaceful about being in a typically busy area when it is super quiet. I just love it.

I was thinking on my walk about how over the last decade I think we'd have to be under a rock to not hear that we should be consuming and buying better quality food. With the documentaries out there and health info we get pounded with. It's tough to sift through it all and figure what the truth is sometimes or what we should actually believe. Everytime we go to a restaurant there is a new "health food." Whether those are always "healthy" or not is up for...debtate? :)

I think what often gets lost in ALL of this is the quality of the food we ingest. There are SO many variations of this. Today, I thought I'd share this article from Consumer Reports. I have become a little more cynical about the information we're given from the mainstream consumer and health world over the years but I found this article to be great, and approachable.

"How Safe is Your Ground Beef?" Give it a read! The summary? We should be careful about what we consume. My two sense? I think a lot of times as consumers we think we should be the "organic meat" no matter what kind it is because it's supposed to "taste better." Sure, maybe it does or maybe it doesn't. I think what it boils down to is that eating grass-fed, pasture-raised meat means you get the most unprocessed meat. Why should you care? Well, the more processing that goes into it the more antibiotics, hormones and bacteria exposure (and more) you're at risk of consuming. So, give it a read and start making healthier choices based on quality in 2018.

 Image from Butcher Box delivering grass-fed, grass-finished beef; heritage breed pork and free-range organic chicken.

Image from Butcher Box delivering grass-fed, grass-finished beef; heritage breed pork and free-range organic chicken.