The Benefits Of Eating Omega-3

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Agriculture has been one of the few foundations America has had from the very beginning. Most importantly farming, cattle in particular. Beef is eaten all over the world, especially in the U.S. let alone. Just in the past year the U.S. consumed 25.5 billion pounds of beef. Clearly beef has a high value. In the beginning stages of farming, cattle was fed grass but during the start of the 1950’s the farmers started to feed the cattle corn, because that cattle would grow larger in size. Since then the popularity has grown, and now today it is very common for farmers to feed their cattle corn. Economically it is very smart, less space is needed and a profit can be made much faster. What I question though is are there human health effects to eating…show more content…
Most importantly beef. Omega-3 fatty acids are not only good for your health, but essential for normal growth and development. Since one’s body can’t produce Omega-3’s for oneself, it has to be acquired through diet. The importance of Omega-3 is that with a sufficient or high intake of them, one is at lower-risk to high blood pressure, heart attacks, and certain types of cancer. In corn-fed beef though Omega-3 isn’t present, rather than grass-fed. Omega-3 are formed in the green leaves of plants, something corn-fed cattle would never consume. Because of this, the American diet is sufficiently low on Omega-3. Only about forty percent of Americans consume an adequate amount of…show more content…
CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) beef not only has high levels of cholesterol and saturated fats, but is also low in vitamins such as E. Vitamin E is vital to the human body, without it substances called free radicals can harm cells, tissues, and organs. Grass-fed beef on the other hand has less cholesterol, less saturated fat, and more vitamin E. Grass-fed beef also contains vitamins: A, D, B, as well as iron, calcium, and a range of materials. Unlike the antibiotics and hormones found in corn-fed beef, none of that is found in grass-fed
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