Food Quality Matters

All organic: Veggies, Pastured eggs, Raw Grass fed cheese.

I generally recommend you eat the highest quality food you can afford— organic, pastured, grass fed, wild, whole, and unprocessed.

 

On a high fat low carb diet, it’s especially important to choose organic, pastured, free-range, and grass-fed animal products in order to ensure that the animal fat you eat is high quality.

 

In the US, one of the requirements for organic poultry and cattle is:

 

—No antibiotics or added growth hormones allowed (note that federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pork & poultry)

 

Many people on low carb high fat diets have trouble losing weight, and blame their cheese, sour cream, or heavy cream consumption. Perhaps switching to organic and grass fed sources might be helpful, as these products are free of antibiotics and added growth hormones. When I buy any type of animal product, especially dairy, I make sure it’s organic. Whenever possible I also choose grass-fed or pastured versions.

 

Grass fed steak is higher in some nutrients as compared to conventional meat. The fatty acid composition of grass-fed steak is different than conventional meat; it has more of the healthy omega 3 fats and less of the omega 6 fats. Too much omega 6 fat can be inflammatory. Whenever possible I choose organic and grass fed beef.

 

Pastured eggs contain more nutrients than conventional eggs. When I buy eggs, I opt for organic and pastured.

 

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