Large-scale livestock raising did not become the norm up until the 20th century. Prior to this, animals meant for human consumption such as cows, goats, and sheep fed the way that nature intended them to, and that is, to graze and munch on wild grass.
Then came the need for improved food production right around the start of the Second World War. Bread got mass produced and even got fortified with nutrients to ensure nourishment. The discovery of vaccines and antibiotics resulted in livestock raising becoming an industry. Because diseases in animals can now be readily contained, the once grass-fed livestock were made to live in controlled and cramped spaces known as feedlots, and were made to eat diets comprised mostly of grains to easily fatten them up for quick harvest.
Meat products from feedlots to this day still make up the majority of the consumer market. However, demand for grass-fed beef, including grass-fed meats like bison, buffalo and lamb, is steadily increasing. And this is for good reason as including grass-fed meats in your diet offers a whole host of benefits.
Continue reading and find out more about the health benefits of grass-fed beef, bison, buffalo or lamb and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid strongly recommends you add this source of protein in your diet. Continue reading