The winner on the nutrition front is grass-fed or grass-finished beef, which is higher in certain nutrients, such as:Vitamin E: An important vitamin for reproduction and vision health and an antioxidant that protects cells from oxidation. Vitamin A: Grass-fed beef provides carotenoid precursors to vitamin A, including beta carotene, which is known to protect vision. Remember vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble and largely stored in the fat of the animal. Antioxidants: Grass-fed beef usually provides more antioxidants. Different Effects on the EnvironmentCattle that graze and roam freely can increase the carbon-carrying capacity of the soil and restore crucial nutrients to depleted soil. Properly
raised cows have a minimal negative effect on the environment and can actually improve the environment. Proponents of grass-fed beef point out that monoculture crops, such as corn and soybeans grown
to feed grain-fed cattle, destroy topsoil and increase greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. On the other hand, they believe naturally grazed cattle can help the soil sequester more carbon and offset greenhouse gas emissions. In other words, eating natural grass-fed organic beef and supporting regenerative
agriculture can actually assist in reducing carbon in the atmosphere. Regenerative agriculture is backed by decades of research and designed to mimic nature with the goal of rebuilding organic matter and healthy soils and restoring degraded soil biodiversity, fertility, and nutrient density. This way of agriculture also increases water retention and promotes cleaner and safer water runoff, as well as boosting local economies with family farming and preserving traditional indigenous farming practices.