Our own health and the health of the members of our family is the number one worry and aim in our lives. In the struggle to preserve or restore it, we constantly choose what to consume, and what to avoid.
We have reached a stage where we realize and understand the importance of natural and foods without chemicals, grass-based meat, and wild sea food. The same principles hold true for chicken, so it’s important that we consume chicken that is given natural feed.
The difference between the commonly produced chicken and naturally fed chicken is huge, the latter being better in taste and quality, of course.
Benefits of Naturally-Fed Chicken
What many of us may not be aware of is that anything that’s labeled “natural”, including chicken, does not have to always fulfill these minimal standards. There can be certain variations.
There are some minimal standards to what products can be called natural or organic. GMO products include any kind of organisms or anything that involves changes due to genetic biotechnology. Those who raise natural chickens cannot use GMO products, artificial chemical additives, or waste water mud as fertilizer.
Reports made after certain research studies conducted in the Netherlands promote that chickens fed on natural feed have their small intestines developing in different way compared to the ones which are fed normally.
The 2 types of groups were also compared in one recent study and the results were quite interesting. It was discovered that 49 genes worked differently in the genetic expression of the chickens. While only 7 genes help process cholesterol, 30 of them were found to be involved.