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Building a Healthy Hot Pot Dinner: 5 Reasons to Choose Grass-Fed Beef

When you check out the hot pot menu at Rokaru Shabu Shabu in Pearl City, HI, you’ll likely be tantalized by the many fresh ingredients that are available—especially the grass-fed beef. Unlike grain-fed beef, grass-fed options boast qualities that benefit your body and the planet, as well as help you get more flavor out of the meal. Keep reading to discover five reasons why this add-in is a must-have for your next hot pot dinner.


5 Healthy Benefits of Choosing Grass-Fed Beef for Your Hot Pot Dinner

1. No Chemicals or Hormones

Factory-farm cattle used for beef production are usually raised with a pure focus on increasing quantity to boost profits. In order to help these cattle grow to more substantial sizes, a variety of hormones and chemicals will often be mixed into their feed. While the thought of ingesting them is unpleasant in itself, these additives are also known to increase obesity.


2. Diverse Fat Profile

Compared to grain-fed options, grass-fed beef contains a more diverse range of healthy fats. For example, this meat offers a balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that can help prevent heart disease, arthritis, metabolic syndrome, and other common health conditions.

3. Health-Boosting Nutrients

In addition to high levels of protein, this hot pot add-in can nourish your body with high levels of B6 and B12 vitamins, iron, selenium, zinc, niacin, riboflavin, choline, and phosphorous. If you take a look at a daily multivitamin, you’ll find many of the same nutrients.


4. No Risk of Mycotoxins 

When cattle eat a variety of fresh grass plants, they aren’t at risk of consuming mycotoxins—a type of fungus that is known to grow within standard cattle feed. This fungal toxin can have a detrimental, and possibly fatal, effect on cows. While the effect of mycotoxins on humans is unknown, it is better to avoid the risk.

5. Supports a Healthy Ecosystem

In addition to supporting your own personal health, grass-fed beef can help play a part in supporting the health of the planet. One study, for example, found that the grass-fed cattle’s diet promotes a greater biodiversity of plants, improved quality of run-off water, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.


To experience a wide range of rejuvenating flavors in your next hot pot dinner, visit Rokaru Shabu Shabu in Pearl City, HI. In addition to beef, we also offer grass-fed chicken, as well as a wide selection of organic add-ins and delectable pupus.  Check out our menu online or call (808) 455-3000 to make a reservation.