There is always a rise of concern when talking about red meat, being that it has continuously been associated with increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease. It is true that the saturated fats in red meat can raise your cholesterol which is a risk factor for heart disease, and that it may also build up plaque in the arteries due to an involvement of a gut bacteria called TMAO (Poliquin Group).
What most people don’t know is that Grass Fed Beef has 1/3 of the saturated fats that Grain Fed Beef has, and grass fed is a great source of omega fats which support HDL (good cholesterol). If your HDL level increases above 60mg/dl it acts as a negative risk factor for heart disease, which is a GOOD thing. It also has nutrients, other than protein, that support immune system and hormone function which keeps us healthy and aids our body in burning fat, such as creatine, carnosine, Vitamin B12, and absorbable zinc and iron which are no bioavailable in plant sources.
It is a great idea to eat grass fed beef 2-3 times per week to reep the benefits associated with red meat to build lean muscle. lose fat, and support immune system and hormone balance and function.