The logic of grass-fed beef sort of falls apart when taken beyond the reasonable-sounding premise that natural meat is good.
Sure, everybody would rather have meat without steroids and all that man-made stuff, but the advent of all those icky things helped wipe out a lot of hunger in the world. On balance, eating antibiotic-injected beef is probably better than not eating at all.
Plus, if you are what you eat, and you eat cows that ate grass, aren’t you therefore grass? That’s what we remember of the transitive property, anyway.
Lakers’ big men Chris Kaman and Robert Sacre are new converts to the grass-fed phenomenon. Under the influence of conditioning coach Tim DiFrancesco, who goes by the nickname “Grass-Fed Tim,” Kaman and Sacre pitched in and bought a cow, according to ESPN.com. And no, Bessie is not meant to be a pet.
“I had to go to Best Buy to go buy me a 15 cubic foot freezer,” Sacre told Dave McMenamin. “It’s, uh, it’s intense.”
Kaman and Sacre have been convinced by DiFrancesco’s dietary regimen, which has helped Sacre drop to 3 percent body fat. Whether that is because of the grass-fed beef, or whether Sacre could have gotten the same results with a closely monitored diet of food from his local ACME is, of course, impossible to know.
What we do know is that grass-fed beef has unfortunately not gained the coveted spokesmen in normally would expect from getting two adherents from the famed Los Angeles Lakers. Something tells me a marketing campaign that tells customers, “Eat our product and you too can look like Chris Kaman and Robert Sacre!” would be less than effective.