We’ve talked in previous blogs about the variety of health benefits that people can get from consuming grass-fed beef. Today, we’re talking specifically about cancer, and how properties in grass-fed beef could help fight it. Keep reading to learn more, and remember to always speak with your doctor for medical advice.

What are free radicals? To understand more about why grass-fed beef can have cancer-fighting properties, we need to talk about free radicals. These chemicals in the body are highly reactive. They form naturally and can help the body with many processes. However, when they’re in too high of a concentration, they can begin to damage cells, including DNA. The damage to cells caused by free radicals, especially to DNA, may be how cancer and other dangerous health conditions form.

What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are also chemicals, but these can react with free radicals and neutralize them so they do no harm. They’re also called “free radical scavengers.” The body produces some on its own but relies on the diet to get the rest. Fruits, vegetables, and grains are some foods that are high in antioxidants. What’s another food high in antioxidants? You guessed it; it’s grass-fed beef. 

Research is still going on as to how helpful antioxidants can be in the fight against cancer. Several studies where patients have taken dietary supplements of antioxidants did not show a decreased risk of cancer, but it’s possible that antioxidants that come directly from foods in a well-balanced diet would perform better due to the other nutritional aspects of those items. As research continues, Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch is excited to provide healthy food for your family.

It’s important to make thoughtful choices on how you care for your family, from the work you do to the food you eat. Make a great, healthy choice that your tastebuds will love by bringing home grass-fed beef from Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch. Visit our website to purchase your own.