How much do y’all know about grass-fed beef? I have heard about it now and again, but to be honest, I just never had the time or energy to figure it out.
Last week, Elevation Burger at Brier Creek invited me to come in and try their 100% USDA-Certified Organic, Grass-fed, Free-range beef burgers. Um, YUM! Seriously, it was one of the tastiest burgers I’ve had in a long time.
Their menu is small – burgers, veggie burger, salad, a grilled cheese, french fries (made with olive oil) and shakes/malts. But it’s really all you need. I ordered the kid’s burger as the regular burger comes with two patties. Also, I’m watching my calories so the 330 calories was way more appealing than the 510.
The atmosphere is great for a night out with families. They even have a corn hole set up outside for those who want to hang out for awhile.
Elevation hosted Courtney Locklear, a nutritionist and dietician from 02 Fitness to educate those of us in attendance on grass-fed beef and I was amazed by what I learned.
- Grass-fed beef is lower in fat than grain-fed, and has less calories.
- Grass-fed beef has 2-5 times more Omega-3 fats (the anti-inflammatory fats)
- Grass-fed has 2-3 times more CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), which protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
- Organic certification is time consuming and expensive. There are many farmers who have grass-fed animals but do not go through the process of labeling.
Now that I know all this, I am certainly going to be on the look-out for grass-fed beef at our local farmer’s markets and even Whole Foods. Or I can always hit up Elevation again to get a fix!
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No compensation was received for this post. My family was invited for a free meal to test out the restaurant. All opinions are my own.