What's the American Diet Missing?

What's the American Diet Missing?

The average American  diet is missing protein. Especially highly nutritious protein!

Chance Gonnam owner of Gonnam Ranch sat down with Jesse Kohls to talk on the “What’s On My Table?” Podcast. When asked “Why is protein important for our diets?” 

Jesse’s Reply was 

“Especially when you're on a diet, but you need to make sure that you're getting enough protein so that it repairs your muscles the best. Protein is the building block of the body. Protein repairs the muscles, grows the muscles, repairs the cells. I mean, it's the building block of the body.When you're in a caloric deficit, you need to make sure you're getting enough of that. 

Listen to whole Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-on-your-table/id1625974777

But if you overeat protein, then it gets converted to glycogen, which is a carbohydrate. Now when you're dieting down, it's good to have extra protein as opposed to extra fat and extra carbs, because it costs the body more calories to digest the protein, your body spends more energy digesting the protein. Therefore, it kind of raises your resting metabolic rate a little bit because you're eating more protein as opposed to something that's quicker digesting, like a carbohydrate.”

With protein playing such a major roll in the body this is something we need to take serious in our life and our kids. You can read more HERE in Medical News Today where even older people aren’t getting the protein they need.

So, we need protein but is their a difference in the protein we eat? The answer is yes. Mayo Clinic Says this here

What cattle eat affects the nutrients and fats in different types of beef. Grass-fed beef generally comes from cattle that eat only grass and other foraged foods throughout their lives.

Often, conventional beef cattle eat a diet that includes grains, such as corn, at some point. When compared with other types of beef, grass-fed beef may have some heart-health benefits. Grass-fed beef may have:

  • Lower total fat content
  • More heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids
  • More omega-6 fatty acid (linolenic acid)
  • More antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E   “

When it comes to grass fed beef the best place to get it isn’t your local grocery store it’s your local farmer. If you don’t currently have a local farmer Gonnam Ranch ships to all lower 48 states. So, if that's you we ship right from our pastures to your door!

Why buy from a local farmer and not a grocery store? How can this help your Protein Intake?

Your local farmer doesn’t sell beef by the cut they normally sell in shares. Quarters Halves and Wholes are what they sell in. To see a chart how much you need for your family. check here These options are portions of the whole animal. Think of them like a big variety pack. Normally you get 40% ground beef, 30% steaks, and 30% slow cook roasts. This will allow you to experiment with cuts you can’t find in the store. While finding new family recipes that get requested for week after week. 

This will also make it easier to supply your family with high quality protein without having to go to the store all the time to buy more meat that keeps jumping in price. Feel confident knowing you have a freezer full of beef already paid for.

“Stress Free 2023”

If that phrase sounds good to you we have good news. This years beef sale at Gonnam Ranch is called the “Stress Free 2023 Sale!” The goal is to help you not stress over your beef supply all year. If you are new to how we do things at our farm we only ship out our bulk beef once a year. Why? Because we honor the whole animal by grazing it on the best grass all growing season then we take it to our local butchers in the fall/winter. (They are USDA/State Inspected facilities) Then we take it and ship it right to your door.

Let Gonnam Ranch fill you freezer for a year! See how much beef your family would need here!

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