Who doesn’t like the smell of butter melting away in a frying pan when you are just about to cook some eggs? But is butter healthy for you?
If you are like most of the ladies in my free and private community, you might still feel guilty about eating butter. Is this you?
It’s not your fault since, for more than five decades, we’ve been brainwashed to believe that saturated fat such as butter or bacon causes heart disease. It’s such a deeply ingrained belief that few people even question it. It’s just part of our culture now.
Well, I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t be afraid to eat butter! I can hear the exciting reactions already – lol!
Is Butter Healthy For You? Studies Say Yes!
The reason butter was demonized is that it is loaded with saturated fat. We were lead to believe that saturated fat from animal products, dairy products, and butter were the cause of high cholesterol which then caused heart attacks.
However, we now know that it really is not a cause for concern and actually saturated fat doesn’t cause high cholesterol or even heart attacks. The whole saturated fat, cholesterol and heart disease myth has been thoroughly debunked.
Most recently, the world-renowned “TIME” magazine, (June 2014 edition) front page cover was titled “Eat your butter”. If you are not aware yet of this new scientific information, follow the link here and read on to be educated. The real cause of high cholesterol is actually inflammation… far from butter right! You can continue reading more on this topic right here.
Not All Butter is Created Equal
When choosing butter, I would recommend choosing grass-fed butter versus regular butter. Grass-fed butter comes from cows that have access to pastures, sun, fresh air and are fed only grass. “Regular” butter comes from cows that have been fed grains and mostly raised indoors.
Health benefits of grass-fed butter
- Conjugated Linoleic Acid
This is a type of fatty acid that is linked to heart health, reduce tutor in the body and also increased weight loss. CLA is 3-5 times more present in grass-fed butter than regular butter.
- Vitamin content
Grass-fed butter has more Vitamin A and carotene than regular butter. But most importantly, only grass-fed butter has Vitamin K which appears to reduce, prevent, or even counteract arterial plaque, and helps the body use calcium correctly and effectively.
- Omega 3-6
Omega 3 is an anti-inflammatory versus Omega 6 is pro-inflammatory. Grass-fed butter has an equal ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 whereas regular butter from grain-fed cows has a ratio of 6-1 (Omega 6-3).
- The flavor
Yup, grass-fed butter is much creamier and tastier than regular butter. Grass-fed butter the interior of the mouth pleasant way), while grain-fed comes off as watery and unnatural. Nature made it so to encourage us to eat the right stuff!
I most recently recommended grass-fed butter to an osteoarthritis client as one of her daily supplement. Yes, she must eat 1 tbsp. of grass-fed butter daily just like she takes her other vitamins. This is how powerful food can be!
Is butter healthy for you? My answer is a resounding yes!
Question: How do you like to eat butter? Share your favorite recipe…