Want to lose weight, but want to eat meat – well then consider eating more game. It’s lean, tasty and good for you and here’s why.
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Game meat is leaner
As wild animals run and roam all day long, their meat is leaner than farmed meats. One frequent misconception about “free range” meat is that we believe these animals are allowed to roam free. Free range chicken, for instance, may be fed organic grain, but they are usually raised in barns with very limited access outside. Unfortunately, this is not always true. Moreover, farmed animals are often given antibiotics that can pass on to people eating their meat.
Is this your idea of “free range?” Mine isn’t!
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest concerns of our modern world. Under these circumstances, the best way to avoid ingesting antibiotics without knowing it is to eat wild turkey, deer steak and other similar meats, as you can be 100% sure it won’t contain antibiotics.
Best source of Conjugates Linoleic Acid (CLA)
CLA is a dietary fat that has been proven to have anti-cancer properties. Moreover, it is used as body building or weight loss supplement.
Pastured-raised animals and wild game, as well as raw dairy products, contain an important dose of naturally-occurring CLA.
No added hormones
We are all aware of the negative effects of hormones in meats, especially when it comes to young children. Nonetheless, added hormones are still widely used in the food industry.
If you want high quality, hormone-free meat, you should consider adding wild game and organic pasture-raised dairy to your diet.
Low risk of foodborne illness
Factory farmed animals can’t eat their natural diet. Moreover, they are usually forced to live in improper conditions, in dirty and confined environments, thus being more susceptible to disease.
When an ill animal gets slaughtered, the entire factory gets contaminated. This is why even organic produce can be contaminated, if it is processed in the same plant as conventional meats.
It appears that about 97% of chicken tested by scientists contain bacteria that can make you sick. In addition, ground beef is highly susceptible of salmonella and E. Coli, so there’s no wonder the Center for Science in the Public Interest considers it one of the riskiest food choices.
All these can make a venison burger sound like an excellent idea.
Wild animals are healthy and clean, and they are usually processed in very small plants, so contamination is not an issue.
You should still handle the meat properly, but you won’t have to worry that much about pathogens and antibiotics that may be present in the grocery store meat.
While grass-fed animals and venison can get expensive, this isn’t always the rule. My last freezer full of venison cost me a mere $37.
So, after all this maybe you should consider getting a rifle and some good deer blinds for hunting and getting out there to hunt your own game.