How Fresh Meat Delivery Is Part Of A Healthy Lifestyle
The data is unambiguous: one of the biggest differences between Millennials and older generations lies in their diet — across North America, younger people are proving to be more health conscious and more concerned about eating well than their parents. But Millennials are also more squeezed for time than previous generations, and this has made it difficult for many younger shoppers to regularly stock up on the fresh ingredients that provide the basis for any healthy diet.
Research has shown time and again that home cooking is essential to healthy eating, but home cooking means planning ahead and shopping for groceries. For young people often rushing between commitments, it is often easier to just pick something up on the go — which generally means eating fatty, calorie-rich and nutrient-poor fast food. Millennials want to eat better, but in the 21st century it is difficult to actually make the switch.
This is one of the reasons grocery delivery services are becoming more popular. Delivery services can play an important role in building a healthier diet because they ensure that the basic ingredients are waiting for you at home. Knowing that everything you need to make a delicious chicken risotto is already sitting in your fridge makes it a lot easier to resist the greasy burger joint down the street, which is why grocery delivery — and fresh meat delivery in particular — is playing an important role in helping Millennials eat better.
But the benefit of fresh meat delivery is not just about having better access to groceries: it also has to do with the quality of the meat being delivered. People are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that not all meat is equally good for you, and this has led to a growing interest in beef, pork, and chicken that has been raised in more natural and healthy ways.
truLOCAL aspires to offer the best meat delivery not only by providing quick, flexible service, but also by making it easier for people to improve their health and lifestyle by buying the best quality local meat. All of truLOCAL’s meat is sourced from local producers committed to sustainable and healthy farming practices, like Townsend Butchers, Caudle’s Catch, Beverly Creek Farms, West Grey Premium Beef, Hidden Root Farm, and Artisan Farms, so with truLOCAL you can have the best of the country delivered to your door no matter where you live.
truLOCAL’s commitment to providing the best quality meat also means we now offer grass-fed beef. In addition to the many health benefits of grass fed beef — in addition to being leaner, it is also richer in nutrients and vitamins — it is more environmentally friendly and sustainable, which is another reason why it has become so popular among conscientious eaters. Most beef cows spend the early part of their life on pasturage before being moved to a feedlot to be fattened up before butchering.
While this allows farmers to produce fatter, heavier cattle, it comes at a cost — gram-for-gram, feedlot-finished beef is higher in calories than grass-fed beef, and it has only about a fifth of the omega-3 fatty acids found in beef raised purely on pasturage. Omega-3s play an important role in reducing the risk of heart disease (as well as offering numerous other health benefits), so eating grass-fed beef that is rich in omega-3s is a good way to maintain good heart health without giving up those juicy steaks or sizzling burgers.
Grass-fed beef isn’t just good for your health, though — it is also just good. Grass-fed beef is leaner, and because has been raised on a more natural diet, it has a much richer and more complex flavour. The time-honoured truth that a good steak doesn’t need much seasoning is doubly true if that steak comes from a grass-fed cow, and this is important for people who are trying to eat a healthier diet.
You are far more likely to move toward a consistently healthier lifestyle if you find ways to eat food you actually enjoy. If your diet is flavourless, you will be more tempted to cheat with seriously unhealthy foods; developing a taste for good, natural ingredients and simple cooking methods is one of the best ways to ensure a real and sustainable change in the way you eat.
truLOCAL’s fresh meat delivery service can help here, too: because we have lots of meats available for delivery there are almost unlimited options to explore, and our intuitive points-based selection system makes it easy to mix and match your favourite meats month-by-month while maintaining a flat cost. Want to build this month’s delivery box around wild-caught fish and free run chicken? Then order some Icelandic cod, Alaskan salmon, and a mix of chicken breasts and thighs.
Want to impress your friends at your next barbeque with something unexpected? Order up some buffalo ribeye and ground buffalo for burgers. truLOCAL allows you to set repeating orders in two different sizes of box, but unlike other delivery services it doesn’t lock you in. If you want to skip a month or change your order, doing so is easy. And because truLOCAL delivers to apartments, homes, and cottages, you never have to be without your meat order — even if you want to spend a relaxing holiday up at the lake.
Throughout human history, meat has played an important role in human culture, which is why it takes pride of place in so many cuisines around the world. Eating well certainly doesn’t mean giving up meat — indeed, meat that has been raised in sustainable and healthy ways can play a vital role in building a healthy and balanced diet. This is especially true of more naturally raised options, like wild-caught fish or grass-fed beef.
One of the reasons using a fresh meat delivery service like truLOCAL is a good choice if you want to improve your diet is because it provides you the best of both worlds: you can have access to high-quality artisanal meat without having to seek it out at specialty butcher shops or farmer’s markets. Check out truLOCAL today, and find out how easy it is to improve your diet with home delivery!