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Best Brand: US Wellness Meats

by Kelley Herring on February 2, 2014

If you’re looking for the best tasting and healthiest grass fed beef, pastured poultry and pork and wild, sustainable seafood, look no farther than US Wellness Meats.

Loved by Chefs, Doctors and Olympic Medalists Alike

John Wood, the founder of U.S. Wellness Meats, has always been a farmer. In fact, he comes from a long line of farmers. And for the last few decades, they farmed the “standard” way. They raised their animals on pasture before fattening them on grain in confinement, and then selling them off to a big animal processor when it was time for them to be harvested.us wellness meats

But in the late 1990’s, John began to question the “standard” way of farming…

He started looking at the health benefits of cattle raised on pasture. And in 1997, he took the leap. John Wood was one of the first “conventional” cattlemen to go against the grain (pun intended) and begin raising his animals on a 100% forage diet.

The result? Tender, delicious and flavorful beef, lamb, bison, goat and dairy products that were far superior nutritionally to those that come from animals raised in the “standard” fashion.

Over the last decade, US Wellness Meats has received praise from a myriad of food critics, doctors, chefs and athletes:

It has taken me three years to find a piece of grass-fed beef that is tender, juicy, meaty and available online… the steaks from Grassland Beef [now U.S. Wellness Meats] are satisfyingly delicious. – Marian Burros, The New York Times

 

For four years I have been eating grass-fed beef from U.S. Wellness Meats. Our freezer is stocked with different cuts so we can eat healthfully at a moment’s notice. Summer is a great time of year to get out and run an extra mile or two and it is no coincidence it is also a great time to grill your favorite cut of wholesome grass-fed beef. – Deena Kastor, Olympic Medalist & American Record Holder

 

For most of the 6,000 years since humans first domesticated cattle, they freely grazed hillsides, fields, and pastureland. If it’s tasty, natural, and nutritious beef you’re after, two words of advice: Go grass-fed. – Dr. Al Sears, M.D., The Doctor’s Heart Cure

And US Wellness Meats has a lot more to offer than beef! They’re also your one-stop resource for wild sustainable seafood, grass-fed bison, compassionate pork, grass-fed raw cheese, free range poultry, nutraceuticals, soap, laundry, candles, organic dark chocolate, raw foods, pet foods and much more!

US Wellness Meats: Putting the “Clean” in Eating

While you may have heard a lot lately about grass-fed beef, and noticed it is becoming more popular, what you may not realize is that all grass-fed is not created equal.

In fact, since the USDA hasn’t established a formal definition, some farmers cut corners to reduce cost and speed production. This compromises the quality and health benefits of their products.

But not US Wellness Meats. In fact, they are the “gold standard” when it comes to farming the grass-fed way. Here’s why:

Grass-Finished: Some farmers call their beef “grass fed” but they actually “finish” the animals on grain for the last 90 to 160 days before processing. This almost completely negates any health benefits associated raising the animals on pasture. The levels of beta-carotene, CLA and omega-3 fats are reduced, while inflammatory omega-6 fats are increased. US Wellness Meats’ animals are all 100% “grass finished” so you can be sure you’re getting the maximum levels of nutrients in every juicy bite.

Pesticide-Free Grazing: Pesticides and other chemicals sprayed on grass are transferred to the animal as they graze. And then they are then transferred to us. US Wellness Meats uses no pesticides on their pastures, ensuring that your food is free of harmful contaminants.

Rotational Graze: As Michael Pollan says “You are what you eat eats.” Have you ever seen cows grazing in a sparse field with a few patches of yellowed grass? Not much beta-carotene there! But US Wellness Meats puts their animals on a careful rotating schedule so that they are always foraging the freshest, lushest pastures.

And US Wellness Meats never gives growth hormones or feed-grade antibiotics and ensures that their animals have clean, pure water to drink, while raising them in a humane and stress free environment.

These are foods you won’t just enjoy, but that you can feel good about eating.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.


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