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Grass Fed Beef Health Benefits: A Meat Buyers’ Guide

Posted December 24, 2013

Beef that is truly 100 percent grass-fed comes from cows that have grazed in pasture year-round rather than being fed a processed diet for much of their life. Standards and labeling laws for grass-fed beef are controversial and confusing. The terms “grass-fed” or “pasture-raised” are allowed even if your beef really came from cows that spent little or no time outdoors in a pasture setting. U.S. beef labeled as “grass-fed” but not bearing USDA certification may be the result of various combinations of grass and grain feeding including grass finishing. If the label doesn’t specifically say “100 percent grass-fed,” or carry the USDA or similar certification, there’s no guarantee.

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Cows Chomping On Fresh Grass, Red Clover Produce Omega Milk

Posted November 22, 2013

Fat is an important ingredient that has a material impact on the nutritional value, texture, taste, shelf-life and producer price of milk. However, milk products are a significant source of saturated fatty acids in the Western diet. How should dairy cattle be fed for their milk to contain more unsaturated fatty acids?

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Green Veggies Vital in Boosting Body’s Immune Defences

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers have found that consuming green vegetables is important to a fully functioning immune system. They do this by ensuring that immune cells in the gut and the skin known as intra-epithelial lymphocytes (IELs) function properly.

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Green vegetable consumption stimulates immune system signaling to support optimal health

Posted April 30, 2012

We all know that our immune system is the first line of defense against a wide array of potentially deadly pathogens, bacteria and viruses. Yet many people take this crucial defense barrier for granted and do little to ensure that they are adequately protected against a multitude of microscopic invaders. Researchers publish the result of a research body performed at the University of Cambridge in the journal Cell, and they demonstrate that compounds found in green vegetables, from bok choy to broccoli, are the source of a chemical signal that is important to activate a fully functioning immune system.

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