Health Facts

Both your health and our health are of the utmost importance to us here at Bear Mountain Bison and that is why we choose to raise our animals 100% antibiotic free in a natural environment. Bison meat is one of the leanest meat sources readily available to the U.S. population. It is rich in antioxidants (vitamin e, beta carotene, vitamin c), it is a great source of omega 3’s, and conjugated linoleic acid, which is a potent defender against cancer. Diet rich in nutrients

Healthy bison

There are many lean meats out there but Bear Mountain Bison believes ours isn’t only a lean meat but an exceptionally healthy meat for many reasons. One can eat a lean chicken breast but the likelihood that animal was confined for the duration of its life is high. Our bison live on the free range eating the diet that their ruminant stomachs have developed to digest for thousands of years. Bison are able to directly capture the photosynthetic productivity of plants, store those nutrients, and then directly pass along those nutrients to humans when we consume their meat.

Omega 3′s

As stated prior, primarily grass-fed bison meat is very high in Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3’s are developed in the chloroplasts of green leaves therefore bison that eat grass for most of their life have more omega 3’s than those that don’t. The importance of this nutrient in one’s diet cannot be overstated. Back when our ancestors were hunter/gatherers their ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 intake was 1:1. Doctors suggest that is still the overall healthiest ratio. Society today, due to our high consumption of certain oils, processed foods, and grain-fed meats, has an average intake ratio of 15:1 (Omega 6: Omega 3). This type of ratio leads to many inflammatory health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, autoimmune disease, etc. Omega 3’s are good for your heart, brain, reducing inflammation, and helping to reduce the risk of cancer.

CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)

Also found in large quantities in the lean meat of grass-fed ruminants is CLA, conjugated linoleic acid.

“In fact, meat and dairy products from grass-fed animals can produce 300-500% more CLA than those of ruminants fed the usual diet of 50% hay and silage, and 50% grain. Research studies with animal models suggest that CLA reduces the risk of cancers at several sites(mammary tissue, prostrate, gastrointestinal tract, lung, and skin), reduces body fat and enhances growth of lean body mass.”
–TR Dhiman, Journal of Animal Science

Nutrition Information

Many doctors today are saying that the healthiest way to eat is to adhere to the concept of moderation. No meat can lead to anemia, too much meat can lead to high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease, etc. Bear Mountain Bison’s take is to eat meat in moderation. Bison on its own would not provide all the nutrients needed for a healthy life. Bison along with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts/legumes, and dairy can provide anyone with the healthiest diet possible.