Bison Listed as One of 7 Most Effective Fat-Burning Foods
(Adapted from MyDomaine.com)
My Domaine magazine has identified bison as one of the seven most effective foods for burning fat. Bison are listed, along with avocadoes, green tea, eggs, chili peppers, ghee, grapefruit, sweet potatoes, and bean sprouts.
Here’s what they have to say about bison: “Lean meats have a high thermogenic effect on the body. In fact, 30% of the calories in lean meats are burned up indigestion. Bison meat provides essential proteins for building muscle and bone. It also contains immune-boosting zinc and plenty of B12. Bison meat ranks among the highest-quality meats you can consume. Rich in amino acids and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), bison also contains 35% more protein and less than half of the fat and cholesterol of beef.”
Bison: Meat For The 21st Century
(Adapted From Nutrition Radio)
If you were secretly served Bison instead of beef – whether as steak or burgers or stew – you probably wouldn’t notice. The antiquated idea that Bison meat is tough, dry, strong-tasting, and unpalatable is so 20th Century. Make 2021 your year to try this delicious, healthy, and environmentally friendly food.
There are plenty of reasons:
Bison could be the perfect meat for global climate change. Extreme weather, from severe cold to sizzling heat and humidity, is no big deal to these shaggy animals. Extreme heat in the Midwest killed off an unusually high percentage of beef cattle these last few years, but local bison shrugged it off. They’ve survived extreme weather conditions for eons. (They even survived the last ice age!).
Bison eat native wild grasses and hay made from those natural grasses. They are the ultimate locavore and the epitome of AUTHENTIC AND REAL FOOD. They don’t need soybean meal or corn or hormones to fatten up. Because they don’t “fatten up”. The meat is very lean compared to beef. Where the majority of beef available in supermarkets is fed a steady diet of corn, hormones, and antibiotics, bison are handled as little as possible. They spend their lives on grass, much as they always have, with very little time in the feedlot. (The bison at Silver Bison Ranch spend NO time in a feedlot). Ultimately Bison meat from the Silver Bison Ranch is a CLEAN Food. The animals and the meats are not subjected to questionable drugs, chemicals, steroids, or hormones.
Bison meat is naturally low fat, and lower in calories compared to beef, pork, or even chicken. A 3.5 oz portion of buffalo has about 150 calories and 2-1/2 grams of fat, vs beef with 200-300 calories and 8-18 grams of fat ( depending on cut). Think about it another way: if you wanted to eat 300 calories of meat, you could eat 7 oz of Bison with 5 grams of fat, or 3.5 oz of choice beef with almost 19 grams of fat, half the portion, and over 3 times the fat.
Bison are wild animals, not docile cattle. They need big strong fences. Thus Bison is more expensive than beef, although that hasn’t stopped consumers from buying it up. Even during the recession and the pandemic, demand stayed high and supplies tightened as bison ranchers try to ramp up production.
Finally, because the fat content is so low, cooking methods for Bison should be more gentle, compared to beef. It cooks faster so less time on the heat is best. When grilling a bison steak, rub it with a little olive oil to retain moisture.
One of the coolest reasons to buy Bison? It’s truly North American food, raised in several states and Canada. So far, no buffalo is imported from China. And if you’re still not convinced – it tastes great. A Bison burger with sliced tomato, avocado, and lettuce is a burger you can feel good about eating. Bison is a food that deserves its Health Halo.