NRDC: Top 10 Reasons to Eat Grass-Fed Meat

May 9, 2013

Humans can’t eat grass, but the meat we eat should come from animals that did. Truth be told, we do eat a little bit of grass. Three-quarters of all human nutrition comes from wheat, rice and corn, all of which are grasses. But what we eat is actually their seeds, the dense package of complex carbohydrates that is the specialty of annual grasses. Perennial grasses, which are more common, pack a larger proportion of their energy in their roots, stems and leaves; the building block for these is cellulose. Humans cannot convert cellulose to protein, but cows, sheep and other ruminants can, thanks to the resident bacteria in their highly specialized fermentation tank of a stomach, known as a rumen. http://www.nrdc.org/living/eatingwell/top-10-reasons-eat-grass-fed-meat.asp

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