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Stop eating conventional chicken! (& why our LOW PUFA chicken is unique!)

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May 18, 2024

One of my first health tips for someone is to STOP eating PUFAs. Especially Linoleic Acid, an Omega 6 PUFA high in vegetable oils (seed oils). Remember, the type of fat we eat, matters. The fat we consume is used as a fuel source, but it is also used to make up structures inside of us, which impacts how our bodies function as the types of dietary fat we consume serve as signaling molecules - impacting metabolism, gut health, cellular repair, & more. 

Excess PUFA consumption has been shown to:

  • negatively impact thyroid health
  • down regulate metabolisms (meaning you gain weight at fewer calories)
  • hinder carb utilization
  • damage gut integrity by increasing gut permeability
  • and increase oxidation and cellular damage

Well guess what - THE biggest source of Omega 6 in the American diet is CHICKEN! (ref)


Because chickens are VEHICLES FOR PUFAS - Meaning, if they eat PUFAs in their feed, their fat will have more PUFAs. And 99.99% of chicken feed is PUFA rich! (Including most 'corn & soy free' ones out there.... more on that below)

If you are trying to reduce your pufa (or vegetable oil) consumption, you should consider where your chicken is coming from. 

A few reasons why eating conventional chicken may be harmful to your health in the long run…

  1. The chicken carcasses are washed in CHLORINE BATHS during processing. This soaks into the chicken, and so yes we consume it! Yuck! And for this reason, American chicken is banned in the EU. This video explains all of this a little more in depth. 

    Rest assured, there are NO chlorine baths used for our chicken processing. Our processor uses an advanced, zero toxin method called air chilling! No chemicals, just cool air.Vaccines (both standard and mRNA) - you won’t find those in our chicken! (Also no antibiotics or hormones). Our chicken is NEEDLE FREE! (No medications - just grass, sunlight, water & our custom-made low PUFA feed)Vaccines (both standard and mRNA) - you won’t find those in our chicken! (Also no antibiotics or hormones). Our chicken is NEEDLE FREE! (No medications - just grass, sunlight, water & our custom-made low PUFA feed)

  2. Vaccines (both standard and mRNA) - you won't find those in our chicken! (Also not antibiotics or hormones). Our chicken is NEEDLE FREE! (No medications of any kind - just grass, sunlight, water, & our custom-made low PUFA feed)
  3. The chickens stuffed in buildings and/or cages eat a lot of high PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids, the fats high in nasty vegetable oils). In fact, CONVENTIONAL CHICKEN FAT CONTAINS SIMILAR AMOUNTS OF PUFAs RELATIVE TO CANOLA OIL. YUCK!!!
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Conventional chicken is no good, but is 'Corn & Soy Free' meaningless?


Corn & Soy free is a hot buzz word right now so of COURSE producers are going to lean into consumer demands.

UNFORTUNATELY, some producers don't understand the WHY behind corn & soy free products.

The WHY is because modern corn and soy are very high in PUFAs, polyunsaturated fatty acids. 

Oftentimes, people pull out the corn & soy to make their 'corn & soy free' blends - but then replace those with OTHER HIGH PUFA INGREDIENTS! I checked out a few sites this morning and people are replacing those with sunflower oil and flax seed - just other high PUFA sources - no thanks! 

This is why we made our own feed - because there was not another low PUFA option out there. We take a HUMAN METABOLISM focus when it comes to product and feed development, instead of just blindly following trends.

And we have the fatty acid testing to back up our low PUFA claims!

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Be careful where your chicken is coming from! 

We have the fatty acid data to back it up that our chicken is not just corn and soy free...

but also LOW PUFA! 

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