Conjugated Linoleic Acids (CLA)

Last month we opened the discussion about the true cost of your food with a comparison of Omega 3 content in grass-fed meats versus commercial meat, revealing that grass-fed is by far the better bargain. This month we take the same approach with the emerging nutritional star, Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) may prove to be one of our most potent defenses against cancer. Tests in laboratory animals have shown that even a small amount of CLA added to the diet greatly reduced existing tumor growth. In a Finnish study, women with adequate CLA levels had a 60% lower incidence of breast cancer. A Utah State University scientist suggests that you may be able to lower your risk of cancer by simply adding these grass fed products to your daily diet: 1 glass of whole milk, one ounce of cheese, and one serving of meat.

Grass-fed products contain 3-5 times the CLAs of industrial product. Let’s again take the midrange multiplier of 4 and compare the cost of CLAs in the competing products.

Your CLAs cost $1.44, $1.09 and $4.99 at JVF against the grocery cost of $5.77, $4.37 and $19.97.

That difference in cost is so dramatic that it should be viewed in chart form.

The Comparative Cost of Nutrition

Cost of CLA per gram of beef

So when you shop, remember: don’t shop for cheap, shop for nourishment and you will end up with the best price available.

Well-raised food brings good health to your table. Jolie Vue brings it to your door.

Next month? We tell you how only 6 ounces of grass-fed beef satisfies so much of your daily nutritional requirements. Just 6 ounces, folks. You will be impressed.

JVF