Who says hamburgers are bad for your health? If you choose grass-fed beef, you may be getting nutrients found in both plants and fish.

It has been found that meat that comes from grass-fed cattle contained less total fat and more good fats that protected against diseases. Studies and analyses showed that grass-fed beef contained high amounts of three types of omega-3 fatty acids believed to reduce the risk of heart disease: alpha-linoleic acid, or ALA, found in plant foods; eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, found in fish.

Although, grass-fed cattle doesn’t contain nearly as much of omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, the presence of these fatty acids is beneficial. Milk from grass-fed cattle had higher levels omega 3 found in plants and another fatty acid called conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, which was shown to protect against cancer.

Grass-fed beef has a longer life span than grain-fed beef, which is often given antibiotics and hormones to grow bigger and fight diseases.