Lower In Fat and Calories than grain fed beef. A 6 oz steak from a grass fed steer has one half to one third the amount of fat and about 100 fewer calories than a 6 oz steak from a grain fed steer. Grass fed beef has about the same amount of fat as skinless chicken, wild deer or elk.
High in Omega 3s, or "Good" fats, as they are the most heart-friendly of all fats. People who have ample amounts of omega3s in their diet are less likely to have high blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat and are 50% less likely to suffer a heart attack. They are less likely to suffer from depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease. Studies show that these essential fats have slowed the growth of a wide array of cancers and also kept them from spreading. Omega 3s are only formed in the chloroplasts of green leaves and algae. 60% of the fatty acids in grass are omega 3s. When cattle are taken off omega 3 rich grass and shipped to a feedlot to be fattened on omega 3 poor grain, they begin losing their store of this beneficial fat.
Higher in Conjugated Linoleic Acid or CLA, another type of good fat. Grass fed beef contains 3 to 5 times more CLA than conventionally corn fed beef. CLA may be one of our most potent defenses against cancer. In studies, women who had the highest levels of CLA in their diet had 60% lower risk of breast cancer than those with the lowest.