Should I spend money on free-range meat?

Women's Health (UK) - - ASK WH -

Sara, Bed­ford­shire

It’s def­i­nitely a good idea to spend more on the Christ­mas Eve beef. Ac­cord­ing to a study in Nu­tri­tion Jour­nal, grass-fed (read: pricey) live­stock pro­duces meat and dairy with more es­sen­tial fatty acids and up to five times more omega-3 than grain-fed coun­ter­parts. But the good news is, some­times, cheaper can ac­tu­ally be more nu­tri­tious, such as when it comes to your smoked salmon brunch. ‘Be­cause they are har­vested at their peak, farmed salmon con­tain at least twice as much omega-3 than wild salmon,’ says Pro­fes­sor Dou­glas Tocher of the Uni­ver­sity of Stir­ling. For the main event, Waitrose chicken, at about £6.20 per bird, is packed with es­sen­tial fatty acids – a cheaper, nu­tri­tious swap for turkey. Eas­ier to wedge in the freezer, too.

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