Grass Fed (not grain fed) cattle that are allowed to roam on pasture supply superior quality fat (more Omega-3 and much less Omega-6).

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Grass Fed vs Grain Fed
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Source - Weston A. Price Foundation

Animals that are allowed to eat more of their natural foods will typically have much healthier fat with close to 1:1 ratio of Omega-3 & Omega-6. Sheep and goats typically do not eat much grain, so they will have a similar nutritional profile. A similar profile for chickens will be found where they are allowed "free run" on pasture vs being fed a man made diet.

Omega-3 & Omega-6 Common Food Sources
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* eat wild caught not farmed fish as it has 3 times the omega-3 to omega-6 fat ratio

Western diets are now extremely high in Omega-6 content, especially the ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 shifting from historically around 1:1 to todays 30-50 times Omega-6 which is believed to cause inflammation and insulin resistance in our bodies. Read the blog article by Peter Attia (see reason #3 - Inflammation) for more details.

Polyunsaturated oils (often referred to as "seed oils") that add high levels of Omega-6 in our diets is a new phenomenon as they were introduced with the invention of high pressure rolling mills & solvent extraction methods just over 100 years ago. These oils were quickly added to the human food supply without real testing to find out possible negative effects they would have on our body metabolism.

Omega-3 vs Omega-6 affecting blindness
There is evidence that intake of seed oils (vegetable oils) can cause macular degeneration (in the sub layer of cells behind the retina) when there is too much Omega-6 (and not enough Omega-3) oil in our blood system. For a more detailed overview of this condition check out David Gillespie's report "Stop It Or You'll Go Blind" here.


On The Lighter Side…..
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