Bison & Nutrition
At Lucky 8 Ranch, we pride ourselves on our animal's quality and welfare. Our animals have vast amounts of land to roam and graze, and our animals are grass-fed and finished.
So why choose bison over other meats?
It's healthier for you.
Bison is a very nutrient-dense meat source. It has less fat, fewer calories, and less cholesterol than other meats' same serving. It also has more protein, iron, and vitamin B-12 when compared to the same serving of other meat sources. Grass-fed and finished meat also has a better ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids, making it much healthier for your heart.
Amino acids are the building blocks for protein, and bison delivers all of the essential amino acids our bodies need. The protein-related role of amino acids is critical in supporting our overall health, including a healthy nervous, detox, and digestive system, especially our immune system's health.
Grass-fed and finished meat also contains large amounts of Conjugated Linoleic Acid. Conjugated Linoleic Acid has many health benefits, including increased metabolism, increased muscle mass with a fat reduction, strengthening the immune system, reducing abdominal fat, reducing the risk for disease (cancer, heart disease, diabetes, & hyperthyroidism), and normalizes thyroid function.
By law, bison are not given antibiotics or growth hormones. Even if this regulation were not in place, we wouldn't want to anyway. The bison, in general, are near genetic perfection!