Butter Contains Saturated Fat, But Who Cares?
Butter used to be considered unhealthy, because it has saturated fat.
Two review were published recently, one in 2010 and the other in 2014. Both included hundreds of thousands of people.
These studies had clear results that there is no association between saturated fat consumption and heart disease .
Butterfat is complex. It has about 400 different fatty acids, and a decent amount of fat-soluble vitamins .
Fatty acids are more than just sources of energy , some of them have potent biological activity.
fatty acids in butter can affect our physiology and biochemistry in some way, leading to major health benefits.
there is no factual studies that real grass-fed butter causes any bad side effects. If anything, the evidence shows it to be super beneficial.
Organic grass-fed butter offers a high percentage of conjugated linoleic acid CLA has been found to be a potent anti-cancer agent, as evidenced in an animal study where the feeding of CLA to rats halted tumors
fat-rich, grass-fed butter may just help you as well with your weight loss goals if you include it on a regular basis in your diet. The one responsible for this is again the high CLA content of organic grass-fed butter. In a recent study, individuals were provided CLA pills as a dietary supplement and the results were promising as said CLA resulted in measurable weight loss in human subjects.
Lastly, grass-fed butter is rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins D, E and A. This source of dietary fats is also a good source of vitamin K2, essential compounds that when in balanced levels in our bodies ensure bone density health. Vitamin K2 also functions by ensuring that calcium indeed goes to the bones instead of in the veins
However, just because butter is relatively healthy in modest amounts, we should still learn a lifestlyle of balance
I Highly recommend this article COCONUT OIL VS BUTTER , so you can decide which source of fat you want to incorporate into your daily health and fitness routine !
I personally have learned to use both coconut oil and butter, it just depends if I am making a smoothie or a hot meal with veggies, they both have their place at the table and in our stomachs.