If a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is what you follow, then the title of this blog will probably upset you. There seems to be a very well defined line in the sand between those who eat meat and those who don’t. If you are against meat and believe it has no nutritional value for humans then my blog today is not a good topic for you.
If you are a meat eater, or love red meat and perhaps have stopped because your doctor told you to give it up, you might want to consider bison (or buffalo) meat as your once a month treat.
- It is taster than beef and richer in flavor.
- It is simply healthier than regular cow beef. It is lower in saturated fat than regular cow beef.
- Bison is a great source of nutrients, it has the basics: zinc, niacin, iron, vitamin B6 and selenium. A quick review of some important things these nutrients do:
Selenium – helps prevent cellular damage from free radical.
Zinc- does a lot- helps immune system, hair and skin health and overall cell function
Niacin helps convert food into energy for the body – all at the cellular level
Iron- carries oxygen through the body
B6- tons of value of for physical and even mental health.
4. Bison cattle are not handled like cows. They are mostly living in a freer environment compared to cow/cattle. Although there are many cattle farms that treat the cows humanly, bison seem to be cared for like the elite class of the farm.
5. Bison is one of the leanest meats and still has a lot of protein. But it is the amount of protein you get in bison meat, without the saturated fat that makes this a great alternative to regular beef.
Do you want to try some?
1. To order online give Allenbrothers.com a try. Phone 800-852-2205
They sell 4 ribeyes for $139.95 and 16- 6oz burger patties for $99.99.
Then for local businesses you can go to :
2. Whole Foods who is selling it at $9.95 a lb for ground and $21.95 for steaks.
3. The Amish Health Food ( 773-278-1717) store on 1023 N Western is seeling ground boson for $11.23 a pound