One thing’s for sure – when it comes to shopping for meats, there certainly are a lot of choices. So what should you be looking for? First up, opt for organic meats. Doing so will help ensure that the meat you are consuming has not been tainted with hormones, antibiotics or other chemicals. Also, where possible, select grass-fed beef which packs greater omega-3 content. And not only grass-fed, but grass-finished as well. Without the grass-finished label you can’t be sure that the cattle wasn’t partially raised on grain.
When shopping for chicken, look for free-range, organic poultry and opt for fresh, unprocessed, low-mercury fish (preferably Alaskan) that again offers a hefty dose of omega-3s. Looking to score some extra credit? Where possible, shop for meat from local farmers – it’s a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while also supporting your local farming community!