Every year, the value of the organic food market increases as more people turn to organic diets for better health. If you are one of those people and trying to live a sustainable lifestyle, there are some very good reasons why you should be eating pasture-raised chicken.
Research is increasingly showing the positive effects on animals when they are raised in a natural, outdoor environment and according to traditional methods still upheld, for instance, in Amish and Mennonite cultures.
From May to October, BlossomPure Organic pasture-raised chickens live outdoors where they can enjoy their natural lifestyle. They eat a diet of clean, non-GMO grass with no pesticides or herbicides, organic grain and earthworms.
The benefit of that traditional lifestyle is passed on to the people who eat them. So, here are just five reasons why you should be eating pasture-raised chicken.
- Chickens are Healthier
When chickens are able to eat a wider range of foods as they roam freely instead of just commercial and mostly GMO grain, they are consuming more nutrients in their diet.
Also, their outdoor lifestyle increases the amount of exercise they get and they are able to breathe cleaner air than if they were stuck in a barn or coop. Overall, they are just healthier and happier animals.
- Pasture-raised Chicken Have More Protein
In our carbohydrate-driven society, protein deficiency is increasingly common. About one billion people worldwide lack this important nutrient in their diet. Among people aged 51 and older, 46 percent are protein deficient.
Chicken is one of the leading sources of protein in our diets. A review of two dozen studies on the macronutrient balance of pasture-raised poultry revealed that these birds had increased concentrations of protein.
- Pasture-raised Chickens Are Rich in Iron, Vitamin D, Omega-3 and other fatty acids and Nutrients
A healthy and balanced diet provides numerous benefits, such as a boosted immune system and a lower risk of diseases. It affects your mental and emotional health, how you age, and your energy levels.
Pasture-raised chickens are typically higher in nutrients such as iron and vitamin D. They also contain a significantly higher amount of heart-protective omega-3 fatty acids, according to two studies published in the journal Poultry Science.
- You Will Consume Less Fat
In that same analysis of those two dozen studies, researchers found that pasture-raised poultry had lower fat concentrations. Meat and meat products are among the leading sources of fat in our diets. While the body does need fat, excess fat can lead to health complications.
More than 60 percent of our population is either overweight or obese. These conditions can lead to diabetes, heart disease and various cancers. Eating pasture-raised chicken can help to lower your fat intake, aid weight loss, and improve your overall health.
- Pasture-Raised Chicken Tastes Better
Besides providing sustenance, food provides enjoyment because of the way it tastes. Chicken has long been a favorite for many people. But because of the increased use of antibiotics, poor-quality grain, herbicides and pesticides, the taste of most commercial chicken has been compromised.
Pasture-raised chicken consistently gets praised for its taste. Not surprisingly, because BlossomPure birds eat healthier food with more nutrients that are free from toxic chemicals, the quality of the meat and the fat are improved.
If you would like more information about pasture-raised chicken, please contact us.