But then a few months ago, I started craving meat again, so I gave in here and there. Some days I can’t get enough meat, and other days I feel grossed out by it again. I’m listening to my body! And most recently, because I’m dealing with some gut issues (SIBO – more on this another time!), meat is one of the only foods I can handle. I still am eating a mostly plant-based diet, but I do want to make sure that the animal protein I am eating is of the highest-quality – organic, pasture-raised, free of hormones/antibiotics/drugs, and fed it’s natural diet.
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To avoid harmful toxins, antibiotics, hormones and other drugs that can disrupt your hormones and immune system, and put you at higher risk for cancer and heart disease.
Pasture-raised animals are lower in overall fat, lower in Omega-6 fats, higher in Omega-3 fats, and higher in CLA – making them more heart-healthy.
Higher in vitamins and minerals.
Decreased risk of food poisoning.
Better for the environment, because it decreases greenhouse gas emissions.
I’ve compiled a list of a few companies that I love and trust, that I’ve been sourcing my meats from. Not only do I trust that I’m getting the healthiest meats around, but they taste so much better than anything you’d pick up at the grocery store.
US Wellness Meats has a wide range of grass-fed beef, pasture-raised poultry, duck, organ meats, wild seafood, bone broths, fats, and even snacks. I recently ordered a whole chicken, chicken gizzards, beef liver, and bone broth from them, and everything was delicious!
I first found this company on Instagram, where I saw their animals roaming around, looking so happy and free! You can also take a tour of their farm, in California. A wide range of meats, organ meats, and broths, as well.
This company creates a curated box of high-quality beef, chicken, or pork. They also give you the option to customize, which is great! Last year, I bought a box for my sister and her husband, who loved it!
Do you eat meat? Where do you buy your animal products from?