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Can you get enough omega 3s from leaner cuts of grass-fed beef?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 13, 2012 at 9:23 PM

i try to eat grass-fed beef whenever i can find it but the affordable cuts tend to be leaner ones. the fatty grass-fed steaks at whole foods are quite expensive. one t-bone is 23 bucks! i usually end up buying a couple of pounds of the stew meat (i'm not sure what part of the body it comes from) which the butchers say is fairly lean. can you get enough omega 3s eating that kind of stuff?

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on December 27, 2012
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Your idea of affordable and mine are completely different. 2 porterhouse steaks for $89? Ha!

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on December 14, 2012
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That amount of salmon is sufficient, assuming you're not drowning it all in omega-6 fats.

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For omega-3s? No, cows aren't great for omega-3s, grassfed or not. Pick up some salmon a few times a month, more than enough omega-3s in that, plus whatever you get from plants.

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on December 13, 2012
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Yes, it's better for you in all kinds of other ways too...higher in CLA, higher in Vit E & Beta Carotene, etc etc. Whole Foods usually has grassfed ground beef at a reasonable price -- it's actually cheaper for me than some of my direct from the farm sources.

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is it even worth buying grass-fed beef then?

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 13, 2012
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Cows generally don't have much PUFA, O3 included. The difference between grain-fed and grass-fed only in maybe a tiny percentage of omega-3s (mostly ALA, even smaller proportions of EPA/DHA). You cannot get enough omega-3s solely from grass-fed beef.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 14, 2012
at 12:30 AM

For omega-3s? No, cows aren't great for omega-3s, grassfed or not. Pick up some salmon a few times a month, more than enough omega-3s in that, plus whatever you get from plants.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on December 14, 2012
at 12:32 AM

That amount of salmon is sufficient, assuming you're not drowning it all in omega-6 fats.

383127951e2e17f23b584cd3842bb796

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on December 13, 2012
at 10:07 PM

is it even worth buying grass-fed beef then?

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on December 13, 2012
at 11:34 PM

Yes, it's better for you in all kinds of other ways too...higher in CLA, higher in Vit E & Beta Carotene, etc etc. Whole Foods usually has grassfed ground beef at a reasonable price -- it's actually cheaper for me than some of my direct from the farm sources.

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on December 13, 2012
at 10:08 PM

The omega-3's reside in the fat. Have you tried the fattier grass-fed ground beef? It's cheaper than steak and pretty versatile for cooking--just don't drain the fat. Sardines and salmon are higher in omega-3's, if you like fish.

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on December 27, 2012
at 04:02 PM

I didn't think grass fed would be affordable either until I started pricing different ranches. I found La Cense Beef to be the best. Their new catalog has so many different deals to choose from. I just placed an order for a variety of different grass fed steaks at such a great price. Plus their meats are the best I have ever tasted. You should check them out.

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on December 27, 2012
at 04:26 PM

Your idea of affordable and mine are completely different. 2 porterhouse steaks for $89? Ha!

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on December 27, 2012
at 09:04 PM

Link removed...

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on December 27, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Link to vendor website + first post = spam

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