BISON IS THE RED MEAT THAT AMERICANS NEED
It is no secret that Americans struggle with heart health. In fact, according to the CDC heart disease is the leading cause of death for all Americans, regardless of race of ethnic group. In America, one person dies of heart disease every 36 seconds.
There are many contributing factors to our country's battle with heart disease, such as obesity, diabetes, and poor diets full of red meat that is high in saturated fat. With L’Chaim Kosher Bison you can get a heart-healthy option without giving up on red meat or delicious taste.
The American Heart Association recommends lean cuts of meat, including fish, chicken and Bison! This is because Bison is one of the leanest meat there is–containing high levels of protein and low fat contents. Bison is also packed with vitamins and minerals such as immune boosting Zinc, B12 and Iron.
But giving up on saturated fat doesn’t mean sacrificing taste. Our Bison live outside on the rolling acres of our South Dakota Ranch, grazing and enjoying the sun as nature intended, making their meat as sweet and delicious as it is healthy. Try L’Chaim Bison today and taste the difference!
We all know that grass-fed Bison meat is delicious, lean and heart healthy. But did you know that Bison Meat can also be more environmentally friendly than beef? Read on to hear three reasons why Bison farming is more environmentally friendly than cattle ranches.
- BISON EMIT LESS GREENHOUSE GAS THAN CATTLE
BISON ARE A NATIVE SPECIES
Cattle are known for destroying their environment by destroying local grass and plant life, which causes soil erosion and, eventually, desertification. However, Bison are native to North America and have roamed the plains for thousands of years. Bison evolved alongside the prairie grass on which they graze. Because of this Bison have a symbiotic relationship with prairie grass and do not destroy it, but actually serve to trim and fertilize the grass.
BISON REQUIRE LESS MEDICAL INTERVENTION
Most large cattle ranchers rely heavily on antibiotics and hormones to keep their cattle healthy and help them gain weight. These hormones and antibiotics often find their way into the water supply, with deadly results for the surrounding wildlife. But Bison do not need much in the way of medical intervention– they are hearty creatures who have adapted over centuries to life on the prairie. They do not need artificial shelters, or veterinary assistance in giving birth. Less medical intervention on our meat means less antibiotics and growth hormones in our environment.
Hormone injections and excess antibiotics are common tools of the cattle farming industry. Both of these allow cattle to gain weight and muscle quickly, which equals more meat to sell. But there are very real reasons to not want these additives in your meat.
Studies show that the residual hormones in commercial meat can negatively impacts human health. Meat hormones can disrupt human hormone balance, especially in young people. It can also cause developmental issues, interfere with the reproductive system and possibly lead to the development of several different cancers such as colon, prostate or breast cancer.
As for antibiotics, the negative impact of irresponsible antibiotic use is well documented. Overuse of antibiotics greatly increases the risk of creating and transmitting drug-resistant bacteria to humans. The antibiotics can also make their way into the water supply, having devastating effects on local wildlife, who require a certain level of “good” bacteria to thrive.
At L’Chaim Meats, we leave the antibiotics and hormones where they belong, at the doctors office. Our Bison are grass fed and free roaming. Bison are native to the plains of South Dakota, and their hearty nature means that they require significantly less medical intervention than cattle. Bison are so adapted to the land that they don’t even need artificial shelter!
The meat from our Bison is not only sweet, buttery and delicious but antibiotic and hormone free. Order a cut today, and taste the difference.