You’ve heard a lot about the benefits of Wagyu: its rich taste and depth of flavor, its robust mouth feel. But beyond the heightened flavor of Wagyu beef, did you know that it also offers a range of health benefits?
Looking to diet? With Wagyu, there is no need to cut out red meat completely.
When compared to other red meats, Wagyu has a much higher concentration of monounsaturated fats -- the healthy fats often found in plant products, just as olive oil or nuts. Monounsaturated fats are what make Wagyu a cholesterol-friendly option. Of course, even this delicious meat should still be consumed in moderation, but a healthy diet consists of more monounsaturated fats than saturated or trans fats. A reduction in these unhealthy fats is a major goal of fat-free and low-fat diets.
Wagyu beef also contains polyunsaturated fats, another form of healthy fats. Perhaps most notably, Wagyu contains Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). CLA is associated with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. CLA is associated with a lowered risk of Type 2 Diabetes and is believed to be one of the best nutrients for reducing your risk of cancer.
Plus, there is a lot to be said about grass-fed beef.
All Vermont Wagyu beef is naturally raised, primarily grass-fed, and raised without growth hormones or steroids. Because of the nutrients in a grass-based diet, as well as the ability for cattle to move more freely at pasture, this beef has even more health benefits.
Grass-fed beef tends to be lower in calories than other, comparable meats. It also promotes healthy blood sugar levels in the body, and is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. In fact, many of the benefits of Wagyu and of grass-fed beef are comparable, including CLA content and its associated benefits.
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