I got a call from a gentleman who has been involved in the grass-fed movement for a long while. He said something to me that made an impression on me. He said, “I just want to be able to eat red meat that won’t kill me!”
I thought about this as we continued our conversation. He continued, “You know the difference between good meat and bad meat by touching it. Harmful meat that was grain-fed produces the thick type of fat that will eventually kill you. You can tell the difference because you can’t easily wash it off your hands, even with soap.”
I thought about all the times I had handled sausage, or steaks or had made hamburger patties from feed-lot meat. It’s so true, the fat just coats your hands and it’s near impossible to get it off, even with soap and hot water. This is what the fat also does to the inside of the human body.
He continued, “With grass-fed meat, the fat residue washes right off your hands, you don’t even need soap.”
You can also tell the difference just by looking at it. The feed lot meat has the very white, thick, greasy fat. Grass fed has more of a yellow color to it and is much less greasy.
It’s important to point out that the human body needs fat to survive and function, but it needs to be the right kind of fat; fat that has a balanced omega profile. By feeding animals grains in confinement, it causes the animal to produce an unhealthy balance in the composition of the fat.
Take a moment to observe the composition of the meat you eat, and I bet you’ll also notice the striking difference between grain-fed and grass-fed.