Grass-fed beef is one of the most nutrient-dense proteins available. It has an extensive micronutrient profile and contains a good amount of brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids.
Because of the healthier, more active lifestyles of grass-fed cows, grass-fed beef offers the following benefits over grain-fed beef:
Elk is like the unicorn of superfoods!
It’s one of the cleanest, healthiest, nutrient-rich proteins you can put in your body.
All of the elk products we use are imported from New Zealand from 100% grass-fed elk raised on a natural, free-range lifestyle and of course, never given antibiotics, hormones, or GMOs.
Elk offers a variety of benefits, including:
It’s super high in protein, low fat, and low calorie.
Despite being a “red meat”, Elk has 1/5 the amount of fat as regular beef, yet is richer in healthy Omega-3’s, CLA, and other “good fats” that aid in weight loss, improve muscle mass, and increase cardiovascular health, making it a perfect addition to our fat loss meal plans.
The high protein content of elk, in particular, supports the growth of lean muscle tissue. Lean muscle tissue improves body composition, aesthetics and further enhances the fat loss process.
If you’re not getting enough protein in your diet, it will be very difficult to lose fat and practically impossible to build muscle at a desirable rate. Elk will be a phenomenal asset to your muscle-building meal plan.
Elk is an excellent source of protein as mentioned which is why you’ll see it used in our high protein, healthy meal plans.
In fact, with about 30 grams of protein in each 4oz serving, elk nutrition facts are actually comparable to other healthy white meat proteins, such as chicken and turkey.
Many nutrients in elk have been found to promote brain health. Vitamin B12, niacin, and vitamin B6 are all-powerful nutrients found in elk meat.
They play a positive role in cognitive functions such as learning, memory, preventing cognitive decline, protecting against Alzheimer’s disease, and lowering instances of depression.
Elk meat is a great source of zinc, which is an important mineral that plays a central role in the health and strength of your immune system.
Since chicken is such a widely consumed source of protein, especially in the healthy meal prep world, it only makes sense that consumers pay close attention to the quality of the product they are consuming and putting into their body.
Livestock, such as chickens that are given antibiotics, usually face extremely harsh living conditions including overcrowded living space, where they are often covered in their own feces, as well as surrounded by harmful bacterias originating from the rotting carcasses of other sick livestock that prematurely pass away.
This often contributes to the poor overall health of antibiotic-fed livestock, who are often very weak from a lack of exercise and the poor, unnatural diets they’re fed.
Since we are quite literally what we eat, consuming weak, unhealthy or otherwise sick livestock, is certainly not consistent with achieving optimal levels of health and wellness.
By consuming animal products that were given antibiotics during their life span, people run the risk of severe health risks due to the devastating impact long-term antibiotic exposure has on the human immune system.
In the long run, this can compromise the strength of the human immune system and make you more vulnerable to illnesses.
This may be especially important for those who already have weak immune systems, but even for those who don’t, it’s essential to maintain a healthy immune system regardless.
Our Healthy Meal Plans are Prepared Using Ingredients That Tell a Story of Quality, Health & Optimal Human Performance.