Have A Heart...A Healthy Heart!

Posted by Monica McLendon
Feb 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM


When you think of February, you may think of Valentine’s Day, hearts, flowers, cherubs, and chocolate. But the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute also chose February as American Heart Month, to raise awareness of heart health, and urge Americans to lower their risks for developing heart disease.

White Oak Pastures recognizes the importance of American Heart Month and a healthy heart. After all, here on the farm, we are responsible for One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts daily.

Each day, we butcher meat from 10 different species of animals with humane animal management and regenerative practices. Not only does our regenerative land management produce carbon-negative grassfed beef, but our grassfed beef also has some of the most nutrient dense proteins you can buy, with heart-healthy benefits such as:

  • Extensive micronutrient profile
  • Lower in total calories
  • Bountiful amounts of all three essential electrolytes
  • Up to six times more of the healthy, brain-boosting fats, Omega 3 fatty acids
  • More anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin E
  • Greatly reduced risk of food poisoning, when compared to grain-fed beef

In addition to other benefits like:

  • Clinical evidence indicates that consuming grassfed beef decreases the risk of heart disease with increased consumption of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), which is considered one of the strongest nutrients to defend against heart disease and cancer
  • Consuming grassfed beef while following a Ketogenic lifestyle has been shown to drastically improve blood glucose levels if you’re insulin resistant


White Oak Pastures is a vertically integrated, zero-waste farm, and we find ways to use all parts of our animals. What we don’t sell for meat is sold as pet grind, pet chews, or crafted into leather goods, tallow soap, candles, and lip balm. Our zero-waste system respects the life of the animal and ensures nothing is left unused.

Visit our online store to see more of our grassfed beef and zero-waste artisan goods. Your heart will thank you!

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Keep reading about our three core values:

Regenerative Agriculture • Animal Welfare • Rural Revival

For cooking tips and original recipes, check out our recipe blog:

Grassfed & Pastured Recipes