Day 2: Choosing Meat, Dairy, and Eggs | Integrative Wellness Group

Welcome to Day 2!


Navigating the meat, poultry, and dairy section can be a pain. You may have seen terms like “pasture raised”, “vegetarian fed”, “grass-fed”, “cage free”, and others. These *buzz* words can make it challenging to know what is right for you and your family. Watch today’s video and check out the guide below.

Rule #1

Choose wild fish. When purchasing fresh, and even frozen, fish you’ll want to go for wild-caught. This means that the fish were caught in their natural environment, instead of being raised on a fish farm. Farmed fish is often fed GMO grains and spend their lives in a stressful environment.

Rule #2

Always choose grass-fed and grass-finished red meat. Grass-fed red meat is higher in omega-3 fatty acids (our “good” fats”) and raised without the use of hormones, antibiotics, and GMO grains. Choosing grass-finished means that the cows will be fed grass their entire lives. If you’re not sure, ask your butcher!

Rule #3

Choose organic poultry that has been fed a non-GMO diet. Be wary of terms like “vegetarian-fed” that may include GMO grains like wheat, soy, and corn. Choosing organic will clear the confusion. You also might find pasture-raised, which means that the chickens were free-range on the farm instead of in a cage.

Stay Tuned for Tomorrow’s Video!

We’ve completed your plate including fruits, veggies, and clean protein. So what’s next? Our last video is one that often falls by the wayside when shifting towards a healthy lifestyle.

Can you guess what it is?