Health Benefits

At 5280 Meat, we adhere to raising our animals in the most humane and sustainable environment. We allow our animals to roam free in their natural habitats and refrain from the use of hormones or antibiotics, the way nature intended.

Did you know that sustainable meats are more nutritious than convention meats? In fact, meat from grass-fed beef, bison, lamb and goats has two to four times more omega-3 fatty acidsi than factory-farmed meat!

Why is this important you ask? Well, omega-3 fatty acids are noted as one of the most significant essential fat to the body (essential meaning your body does not produce on its own, you must consume from outside source). Omega-3's are especially beneficial for optimal heart health; those that consumed diets supplemental in Omega-3's had a much lower risk of a cardiac eventii than those who consumed fewer amounts Omega-3's. Omega-6 fatty acids are another fat essential for optimal health; however, it is important that the relationship between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids remains at a 1:1 ratio. Unfortunately, today's ratios average from a whopping 20:1 to 50:1iii due to diets high in proceeds meats and food; another reason why it is crucial to consume quality, sustainable meats.

Grass-fed meat is also rich conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) , another important healthy fat. There are countless health benefits to CLA, including its cancer fighting properties. Studies show that a diet with just 0.5 percent CLA may reduce tumors by over 50%iv. CLA has also been known to help with asthma, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, osteoporosis, insulin resistance, and inflammationv to name a new.

Not only are sustainable meats higher in vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamin Cvi, studies show that meat from factory farmed animals is tainted with dangerous bacteria. According to an investigation by Consumer Reports, 69 percent of all raw pork samples tested were contaminated with hazardous bacteria linked to causing gastrointestinal illnesses. In fact, roughly all pigs in the U.S. are raised in inhumane environments called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFO's, which are breeding grounds for toxic pathogensvii.

It is critical to source your meat from sustainable ranchers like 5280 Meat in order to receive these countless health benefits as well as protect yourself from harmful bacteria.