6s and 3s and the logic of grain avoidance
Although cows are herbivores, eating predominantly seeds is not really healthy for them either. Beef cows and steers are fed grains (grass seeds like corn) for the financial benefit of humans who raise them, not for the health of the animal. The animal naturally eats grasses. When you feed it just grass seeds, you are giving it something it previously ate in small quantities in huge amounts – a quantitative difference becomes qualitative. The animal will put on more weight faster, will mature quicker and will have muscle that is excessively laden with fat. This fat it adds will go from an 0-6:0-3 fatty acid ratio of 1.5 -2 to more like 10-15, due to the outsize preponderance of 0-6s in grass seeds. The chemical composition of the animal is now changed for the worse and it is worse for you if you eat it. You can imagine how many fish oil capsules it takes to re-balance the 15:1 ratio of grain fed beef. I believe its much more effective to just avoid the extra O-6s in the first place in the ways I have suggested. When you eat too many O-6s, whatever the source, your immune system is weakened against infection and there is evidence that cancer cell growth is promoted.