kobe beef platter healthyRed meat gets a bad rap these days, but Kobe beef counters all the negative claims about beef.

We’re told that red meat is too fatty. Red meat causes all different types of cancer. Red meat disrupts our digestive system. Red meat is often tainted by strange diseases like “mad cow disease.” With all of this, who would want to eat red meat?

Anyone knowledgeable about the health benefits of lean red meat, best exemplified by Kobe beef, would want to eat red meat, that’s who. The information is out there. Kobe beef is good for you.

Let’s begin with something that is often ignored in health evaluations of food: how the animal is raised. We’re all told that chicken and pork are better than beef. Yet, few realize that when we buy chicken and pork at the supermarket, we’re buying an animal that was probably raised in congested and filthy conditions, pumped up with antibiotics so it didn’t die from disease-ridden conditions, injected with chemicals to promote growth, and feed an unnatural diet to pack on so much weight that the animal suffers from skeletal problems.

Think what you want, the meat from animals raised in these conditions cannot be completely good for you.

At the exact opposite extremes, most Kobe beef producers follow traditional husbandry methods, and farmers two hundred years ago didn’t use factory farming methods.

Kobe beef cattle live in fresh air and clean water pastures. They eat traditional Japanese diets that contain no hormones or other harmful chemicals. Many producers even replicate the massaging of the cattle that ranchers in the Kobe-area of Japan have used for centuries.

To ensure quality, each piece of Kobe beef is attached to a bar code ID. Think about it. If you wanted to know, you could find out exactly which cow your Kobe steak came from, what the cow eat, what vet care the cow received, and so on.

When you buy a pork chop or a chicken breast at the store, you have no idea where that meat came from. And the producers of that meat don’t want you to know.

The quality of care of an animal affects the health-benefits of the meat. The better the care, the more healthful the meat. When you buy any cut of Kobe beef, you know that you’re eating quality raised beef, not factory produced food product. The Kobe beef seller can prove it, too.

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