Let me be clear, I am not writing this to get into a debate about whether eating meat is “evil” – as some put it – and bad for the environment or our health – unless the debate is a healthy one where view points are heard and not ridiculed. Those are hard to come by.
I am writing this for those who already know why there are true benefits to the brain and body with eating animal products like beef, know that it isn’t the evil that some tout it to be, and want to find a reputable source for buying such products – easily and without depleting the bank account.
I have always been an animal-product eater. Before I knew too much about what it meant to eat really healthy, I ate meat as a source of protein. It was always paired with vegetables or fruit. My family wasn’t a non-processed food eating kind of family. In the 70’s and 80’s we certainly fell into the trap of finding ways to cook easier – faster. As such, I don’t think my parents questioned the source of what we ate – whether it was meat for a loaf or eggs for an omelet.
Not only did they not know to do so, but at that time, there wasn’t as great a need to do so. That time frame was the start, though, of our food system going down hill. Since that time, we have had to question where food comes from, how it was processed, and whether it is really real.
Knowing is half the battle.
And when I decided to go Paleo, I knew that meat was part of the meal plan. I quickly learned it wasn’t nearly as much of the meal plan as people seem to argue. And it didn’t need to be as expensive as people claimed it must be.
What was apparent to me was that as a society, we needed to learn more about how animal products are farmed and buy according to those whose practices meet high standards for not only our health but the health of the earth as well.
…meat itself isn’t evil, it’s the method by which we farm it (feed lots and CAFOs-Confined Animal Feeding Operations) and how we prepare it (breaded and deep fried), and what we eat alongside it (fries, and a large soda)”. Diana Rodgers, RD
So I went on a quest to find “good” meat.
I found it at U.S. Wellness Meats and I’ve never looked back. U.S. Wellness Meats is a thriving, family-owned business that is still run by its founding families. The company’s mission is simple: Do what’s good for our animals, good for our planet and good for you.
And the company does just that. They have developed methods of farming in order to cultivate richer soil and biodiversity on their land. They bypass the need for expensive irrigation systems with rainwater alone. And counter and negate the effects of too much carbon in our atmosphere. With this they are able to raise healthier animals, and create a self-sustaining cattle ranch that isn’t at the whim of industrial agribusiness. That is music to my ears!
Their grass-fed beef is recognized for it’s superior taste, quality and health benefits by chefs, health experts, professional athletes. And they have joined with like-minded small family farms across the country to expand their offerings to include grass-fed lamb and bison, free-range poultry, wild-caught seafood, raw honey, and other wellness products.
I love these products; there is no comparison with how they taste! And to boot, the company is so …organized! You know how I love an organized company. They are efficient in their operations, the online ordering system is easy; the customer service is excellent, and there is a very quick turnaround for delivery.
If you are looking to eat healthy, well-sourced, and delicious animal products you need not look further than U.S. Wellness Meats. It’s where the [really good] beef is!