Here’s why you should include organ meats in your diet
Many people turn their noses up at the thought of organ meat. Yet this used to be very different. In fact, chances are your grandparents still had organ food as a meal. Most people today eat the muscle meat of animals, but avoid the organ meat. This is a shame. Our immune system, joints and energy levels cry out for certain nutritional needs that can be found precisely in, yes, organ meats.
Organ meat used to be the most coveted part of the animal. We still see this in nature, where predators prefer the organs of their prey to their muscle meat. The same goes for Indians who, like predators, go for the liver first and eat it raw. Not surprisingly, beef liver is packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats. Among other things, these support collagen synthesis (think skin, hair and connective tissue), immune system health and heart, brain and liver health.
Each of the organs brings specific health benefits. Our ancestors believed that eating the organs of a healthy animal would support and strengthen the health of the individual’s corresponding organ. This means that if you were to eat kidney food from a healthy animal, it would help with the overall health of your kidneys. The same is true for all other organs.
Eating organs and science
From a nutritional biochemical perspective, eating head-to-toe provides our bodies with all the nutrients we need to thrive. Science teaches us that everything the human body needs to function optimally (vitamins, minerals, peptied, protein and co-factor) can be obtained by eating animals whole.
Quality cattle from New Zealand
All of our supplements come from grass-fed animals born and raised in New Zealand, without the use of hormones, pesticides or antibiotics. When you arrive on New Zealand’s North Island, it seems as if time has stood still. The lie and climate provide ideal conditions for cattle and sheep in pristine nature. The farmers have impressive expertise passed down through generations. This knowledge and the fact that the cattle can remain outside in pasture year-round ensure the very best quality.
New Zealand’s strict certification procedures mean that the freeze-dried products are of high quality in their origin, safety and efficacy. Freeze-drying products preserves heat-sensitive vitamins, minerals and co-factors of components, keeping nutrients in the same balance as in nature.
Our cattle come from the North Island
In New Zealand, you have the South Island and the North Island. On the North Island, the average farm is only 400 cows, which is diametrically opposed to the South Island where mostly large farms are found. We are proud that our cattle come from the North Island of New Zealand. So To The Bone’s supplements come from the best animals in the world, raised on beautiful farms in the pristine land of New Zealand.
In short, both science and our ancestors say it: get the right nutrients through the right organs. It’s as simple as that. Curious about which organ is best for you? Then check out our assortment here.