CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid as it is otherwise known as, is a form of fat that is present in dairy, beef, and other foods that are high in polyunsaturated fats. Contrary to the dated popular belief that high-fat foods are bad for you, much research has been done on CLA to find that it can actually act as an effective weight loss catalyst.
Benefits of CLA include supporting weight loss, assisting with weight control, improving muscle strength, and helping to maintain healthy energy levels throughout the day.
Grass-fed meat is recognized as the richest known source of CLA, another type of good fat. And we mean GOOD. CLAs are linked to reduced risk of diabetes and reversal of arteriosclerosis, as well as cancer-fighting and anti-obesity mechanisms. Yup, some studies show that CLA can cause fat loss and improved body composition. Meat from grass-fed animals contains 300 – 500% more CLA than conventionally-raised animals.