‘Tis the season for positive changes in our lives, and embarking on new endeavors. Whether you enjoy hunting and fishing and gathering your own food, or are simply looking for a means to improve your overall quality of life, here are several reasons why you should eat more wild game and fish in 2016.
Reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Game meat contains a type of omega 3 commonly found in salmon and tuna and other fish oils. Scientists believe this type of fatty acid helps prevent atherosclerosis, the most common cause of heart attack and stroke.
Lose weight, feel healthier — without reducing your portion sizes. 3 ounces of roasted venison (sirloin cut) contains only 3 grams of fat, while broiled commercial beef (same cut) contains 12 grams. That same serving of venison contains only 1 gram of saturated fat versus the 5 grams of saturated fat found in corn- or grain-fed beef.
Avoid getting sick. Wild birds are less prone to salmonella, an intestinal tract bacterial infection. Overuse of antibiotics in commercial meats can lead to antibiotic-resistance bacteria in the meat. And studies continue to accumulate regarding links between hormone treatments of commercial meat and cancer in humans.