Butter has been in our society for decades and it’s commonly avoided by many people because we’ve all been told that butter can cause heart disease. Shockingly, research has suggested otherwise. In this article I’ll share the important facts about butter that you must know to maintain good health.
For as far back as I can remember, I have always used butter in recipes, cooking, and in various other places. Even as a kid my family would use butter for these purposes too.
Butter is made from cream and it’s essential for optimal health. It contains all kinds of vitamins, Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), Omega-3 fatty acids, and many other additional benefits for your health.
Butter has many health benefits but you should NEVER eat this 1 kind of butter…
Not all butter is created equally. Thankfully growing up my family never chose margarine instead of butter, but I can recall eating at friends houses that ate margarine because they thought it was healthier than butter. We now know that the ingredients of margarine are not healthy for us.
You should never eat margarine because it contains hydrogenated oils, chemicals, genetically modified organisms (GMO), and processed ingredients that are unhealthy.
Each brand of margarine has a different problem with it and no matter how healthy the food companies make the label look, you should always avoid margarine.
You should also stay away from traditional name brands of butter too because they don’t contain all of the nutrients and vitamins you need for good health. Traditional or standard butter contains cream from grain fed cows, which dramatically reduces the nutritional value of the butter.
The butter you should look for when you’re at the store is either an organic or grass-fed butter.
Research shows that when you eat organic/grass fed butter, you consume vitamin k2. Vitamin k2 activates Osteocalcin, which is a protein that organizes calcium deposition in your bones and teeth. It’s produced by cells in response to vitamins A and D, however, it requires vitamin k2 to work properly.
If you don’t consume grass-fed butter in moderation, you create a scarce amount of vitamin k2 in your body, preventing you from your best health.
Where to find organic or grass-fed butter…
There is no difference between grass fed and organic butter. They’re essentially the same thing. You’ll likely see organic butter at the store. Organic butter comes from grass fed cows.
It can sometimes be tricky to find the healthy butter section at your local grocery store. Be sure to check the health food section of your store because food items are sometimes hidden.
Once you get your butter and start using it at home you’ll notice that it’s a darker color, and it will taste better than traditional butter.