By Omid Vojdani, Edible Skinny Health and Wellness Editor
a consumer, it’s easy to be overwhelmed when it comes to labels on our food.
Personally, I’ve invested many hundreds of hours into learning all the
different buzzwords, and even I have trouble when actually standing in the
super market trying to pick up a good cut of meat. Grain free, grass fed, no
hormones added, vegetarian fed, USDA organic, free range, cage-free, omega-3
fortified? What does all that even mean?
vs conventional factory meat:
a cow is force fed corn and other grains, inflammation runs rampant through
their bodies. Their immune systems are compromised, which the farmers must
combat with high levels of antibiotics, and their natural hormone levels
decrease, which means hormone boosters to keep the cow healthy.
does that mean to us as the consumer? Well, when we eat the meat from a factory
cow, we’re consuming all the added antibiotics, hormones, and inflammation. You
may not notice the effects from one amazing steak, but over time this leads to
weight gain, digestion issues, and faulty hormone levels. (Even the World Health Organization now confirms this can also lead to an increased risk of
because grass-fed cows are not treated with any added antibiotics or hormones,
and are raised as much ‘happier’ cows, we as consumers suffer much less from
these negative health effects. In fact, compared to their factory-raised
cousins, meat from grass-fed cows has less bad fats, more antioxidants, and
2-5x the levels of omega-3’s (the heart healthy omega). Grass-fed beef can even
have up to twice the levels of CLA, which can help with muscle growth, reduced
risk of heart disease, and lower the risk of cancer.
till recently, the only way to ensure the quality of your beef, a consumer
would have to carve precious time out of their schedule to go to a farmer’s
market, and make friends with their local farmers. Or worse, spend a small
fortune on premium cuts of grass-fed beef, sometimes costing three times the
Mike Salguero’s startup Butcher Box. After a monumental Kickstarter campaign, which beat their goal 840% raising over $210,000 in 30 days, Butcher Box is now offering free shipping on a box of hand picked, fully
grass-fed beef right to your door on a monthly basis. Each Butcher Box will
contain 15-20 meals worth of hand picked beef from the highest quality
available each month. Mike and his team also help consumers by including
delicious recipes to make cooking easy and hassle free. Each box is also
packaged with a calculated amount of dry ice to ensure maximum freshness, even
if it sits at your door for up to 24 hours.
right. No guess work. No reading endless food labels. No having to make best
friends with the farmer. No insane price hikes. Easy, convenient, healthy,
delicious grass-fed beef direct to us, the consumer.
to food and health now being a lot easier, and more delicious, thanks to Mike
and his team at Butcher Box!