The Omega-3 Difference

What are essential fatty acids?

The omega family of “fatty acids” is considered “essential” because our bodies cannot produce them. We can only get them from food. Animals fed a high percentage of grass and forage produce meat with a higher omega-3 fatty acid content than animals fed a diet high in grains.

What’s so important about omega-3?

At all stages of life, omega-3 fatty acids are required to ensure overall health and well-being. They play a crucial role in brain and eye development and function, as well as heart health. Most importantly, they are anti-inflammatory.

Is omega-6 bad for you?

Too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 leads to inflammatory disease in humans, including cardiovascular disease, obesity and cancer. Unfortunately, our diets today consist of too much processed food and grain, as well as meat from animals that consume only grains, all of which are full of omega-6s. Today’s diets can result in ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 that are as imbalanced as 20:1!

What’s a healthy balance of omega-6 to omega-3?

2:1 omega 6 to omega 3

Why is the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 more balanced in Organic Prairie Ground Beef?

When you choose Organic Prairie meats, you can be sure that they are higher in omega-3 and contain the near-ideal omega-6:omega-3 balance. Why? Because the USDA National Organic Program standards require that a high percentage of cattle’s diets comes from pasture, and all Organic Prairie farmers raise cattle according to these standards.

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