What is CLA and what can it do for you?

An essential fatty acid, CLA-conjugated linoleic acid (wikipedia definition) is good fat that has promising evidence that my help with fighting and slowing down certain cancers.  It is also touted as a diet aid and muscle builder.

CLA is found in great amounts in real food such as grass-fed beef with no side effects that are can be found in supplementation.  CLA is found in quantities three time’s greater in grass-fed beef than in feedlot-grain finishing cattle.

According to an article by University of California Cooperative Extension Service, Titled, “Enhanced Nutrient Content of Grass-Fed Beef is Justification for Health Benefit Label,”

“Grass-fed beef, or beef produced from cattle fattened on forage only diets (little or no grain), has been reported to contain elevated concentrations of vitamin A, vitamin E, increased levels of omega-3, a more desirable omega-3:omega-6 ratio, and increased levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), all substances with favorable biological effects on human health. In an effort to support a health claim for grass-fed products, it will be important to determine the actual concentrations and relative amounts required to produce desirable effects.”

Another very convincing article, “The Cholesterol Myth: Part 2 Diet and Heart Disease.”  Read this before you decide to stop eating butter!  Also, the history of margarine, not a nutreint dense food and highly processed.  Please read what this doctor has to say. VERY IMPORTANT!

It only makes sense to me that cows given their chance to eat what nature intended, GRASS, they will produce high quality meat.  Grass-fed beef from Wilcox Angus Beef is grown on organic fields.  We have a small herd and are committed to providing you the best beef possible.  It is available in limited quantities.  Please put your order in now.  We have Angus available to your for direct local sales by the sides or 1/4. www.NWGrassfed.com

About Lisa Wilcox

Mother of three, wife of a farmer, foodie, tendency toward primal diet & lifestyle, soccer mom, Yoga, Swimming, Mac & Apple, living in the northwest, small boutique herd of grass fed and finished Angus Beef.
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One Response to What is CLA and what can it do for you?

  1. Great information! Thank you for all of the great research you share with your readers on grass fed beef!

    Yours In Health!

    Dr. Wendy Schauer, D.C., R.K.C.
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