Here’s how to hack burger night: grass-fed burger bowls with roasted root veggie fries, creamy garlic aioli, and lots of greens. These are burgers, raised.
Grass-fed beef vs. conventional beef
The old adage “you are what you eat” also applies to cows. Nowadays, conventional cows are mainly fed a diet of corn, soy, antibiotics and hormones, which affects not only their health, but also their meat.
Many studies have shown that grass-fed cows, or cows raised on pasture and not on corn, contain more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids than cows raised on pasture and not on corn. conventional.
A 2010 study from the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico found that grass-fed beef contains significantly more omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than conventional beef. CLAs have been widely studied for their promising effects in preventing and treating many diseases, including obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, according to a 2017 study.
Grass-fed diets elevate precursors of vitamins A and E, as well as anti-cancer antioxidants such as glutathione and superoxide dismutase activity compared to grain-fed cows, according to the 2010 study. Grass-fed also contain more beta-carotene, lutein, potassium, selenium, iron, zinc and phosphorus.
When buying grass-fed beef, look for 100 percent grass-fed on the label. Terms like natural and pasture are recklessly thrown out, with no regulations to back them up. Head to local farmer’s markets to find local grass-fed beef in your area, or use websites like Local Harvest or Eat Wild to search for local produce, meat, eggs, chicken and seafood by zip code.
These grass-fed hamburger bowls feature hearty burgers made with grass-fed beef, diced onions and spices. Adding side-roasted root vegetables and garlic aioli is definitely a delicious way to make a burger night.