In the same way that Biohackers focusing on optimal diets will choose grass-fed butter as a key part of their diet, so too they will aim to eat grass-fed meats when available. This means eating more Omega 3 and other nutrients from their meat, and especially eating less of the inflammatory Omega 6 fats found in corn-fed meats. Such meats can be harder to find and more expensive, but this is a Biohacking blog for health, not one aimed at saving money.
For a great infographic about what grass-fed is, why it’s better and how to cook it, take a look at this article on BulletproofExec.com.
A general rule is to look in the meat section of supermarkets (the upmarket ones are more likely to stock such meats), looking for “grass-fed” options. If all else fails, New Zealand meats and some Australian meats are more likely to have been grass-fed, even if they aren’t labelled as such.
Don’t forget that local farmers’ markets (see my collection for Asia here) can be a great place to find healthy foods, including grass-fed meats.
In a number of countries around Asia, when I have found grass-fed meat in supermarkets, it’s often from either Australia or New Zealand, and there it shouldn’t be a surprise that this is easy to find all over the place in Australia. That said, here are some options:
Boxgum Grazing delivers to Young NSW & Canberra & the ACT
Gold Coast Meats has stores in the area (Mermaid Waters & Benowa), but also delivers more widely
Solly’s Bulk Meat delivers to Canberra & NWS (south coast)
- Hong Kong
Here are two sites where you can order grass-fed meat for home delivery in HK. I have only used the former (watch for their special offers):
Feather & Bone (was ‘Three Butchers’, you can also visit them at 18 Gage St, Central)
There is an article in Liv Magazine that gives some other places for buying grass-fed beef in Hong Kong that is worth checking out.
- New Zealand
In a number of countries around Asia, when I have found grass-fed meat in supermarkets, it’s often from either Australia or New Zealand, and there it shouldn’t be a surprise that this is easy to find all over the place in New Zealand.