Need an Omega-3 Boost? Choose Organic Meats and Milk, Say Researchers

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Experts tell us Americans are not getting enough Omega-3 in their diets, but consuming organic meats and milk may help provide a boost of healthy fats—at least that’s what researchers in the UK believe after looking at more than 65 studies conducted over the last 20 years.

A team from Newcastle University found that choosing organic meats and milk may be better for your health in the long run, and here’s why: aside from the obvious benefits associated with organically raised animals (i.e. no hormones, no antibiotics, no GMO-enhanced feed) it turns out that organic meats and milk contain about twice as much Omega-3 as their non-organic counterparts, along with other benefits.

According to researchers, the difference has to do with what the animals are eating: mainly fresh grass and clover with a high Omega-3 content, as opposed to a primarily grain-based diet. “In simple terms, if the animals eat more fresh grass, the Omega-3s go up,” said Carlo Leifert, an ecological agriculture professor and co-author of the study. Leifert and his team agree that making the switch to organic meats and milk may be an important step toward getting more health-promoting Omega-3 in the diet.

Sources:
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/15/more-omega-3-in-organic-meat-and-milk-review-of-studies-says/?_r=0
http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/18/health/organic-meat-milk-fatty-acids-omega-3s/
http://blog.journals.cambridge.org/2016/02/16/health-benefits-of-organic-milk-and-meat/

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