The Importance of Omega-3s


Omega-3 fatty acids are essential components of a healthy diet that are renowned for their ability to support heart health, reduce inflammation, boost cognitive function, and even improve mood. Obtaining omega-3's from one's diet is essential because the human body cannot produce them on its own.

Grass-fed bison, unlike conventionally raised beef, boasts a substantial amount of omega-3 fatty acids. The primary reason for this is the bison's own diet. When bison graze on native prairie grasses, which are full of omega-3's themselves, the result is meat with higher omega-3 levels. Conversely, the corn and grain diet of conventional beef results in much higher levels of omega-6. The balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is crucial. An excessive intake of omega-6s can promote inflammation, while omega-3s are known to reduce it. Grass-fed bison offers a more balanced ratio compared to grain-fed beef. And that's not all; bison meat is naturally leaner than beef and has lower levels of saturated fat. This makes it an excellent choice for individuals aiming to reduce their saturated fat intake and lower their risk of heart disease.

While the consumption of native prairie grasses by bison results in healthier meat for humans, it also results in a healthier environment and restores the great plains grasslands. A 2022 study out of Kansas State University found that "reintroducing bison—a formerly dominant megafauna and the national mammal of the United States—doubles plant diversity in a tallgrass prairie. These plant communities have few nonnative species and were resilient to an extreme drought. Domesticated megafauna (cattle), which have replaced native herbivores in many grasslands, produced less than half of this increase in plant species richness." We are thrilled to provide our customers with delicious meat that is not only better for their bodies but better for their environment and planet.


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