With everyone trying to find out how they should change their diet in order to be healthier, the question of which is better deer or beef comes up a lot. As someone from Alaska, I can say that I believe full heartedly that any wild deer meat is better for you than any beef. First off deer is always free range, the deer have a far better diet than cows ever will. Farms and factories are always pumping cows full of hormones to make them grow and the cows diet is not always natural and free range. On the other hand deer eat what God designed them to eat, grass and berries. Deer also have a much more active life style making them much leaner and more meaty kind of animal. Deer have much less fat on them than cows do, three ounces of lean beef contains 247 calories and 15 grams of total fat. Three ounces of deer contains 134 calories and only 3 grams of total fat. Also, deer has about one sixth the amount of saturated fats that beef does. Deer has more protein at 26 grams to 23 grams in beef. Deer beats beef again in the fact that it has more vitamins and minerals per serving, such as iron, vitamin B6, niacin, and riboflavin. For the taste debate on if deer is better than cow, I can say that I think that deer taste just as good if not better than cow. There are those that say that wild game taste gamy and tough, yes deer is tougher than cow but thats because it’s not super fatty like cow. To me however the nutritional value of the deer far out weighs the little bit of extra toughness. Although the deer may be a little tougher, it is rich with flavor, in a study done where people were blind folded and ate the best beef and the best deer, 8 out of 10 people choose the deer for its flavor. The last reason that deer is better than beef is that it is the healthiest red meat that you can eat. If you cook the deer right than there really are not many things that you need to worry about. On the other hand beef is exposed to many chemicals and hormones in order to keep the cow clean and growing. Also there are diseases such as mad cow diseases that can be harmful to the eaters of the cow. So in other worlds the deer meat is far better in every way than beef.