Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Why butter is better and ways to eat more

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Butter, the long-demonized fat, has made a resurgence. With the recent recognition that trans fats are unhealthy, educated consumers are using more of this traditional fat. Butter, particularly pastured, organic butter, is high in many essential nutrients. Contrary to popular belief, the saturated fats in butter do not contribute to heart disease. Butter offers protective powers against several illnesses. Sweden, in fact, recently changed their country's health guidelines to include more healthy saturated fats and less processed carbohydrates.

Why our bodies need butter

Butter is an excellent source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K2, necessary for many health functions. It also contains the trace minerals manganese, chromium, zinc, copper, iodine and selenium.

Butter from cows eating green grass contains high amounts of CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, which gives protection against cancer and helps the body build muscle instead of fat. Butter contains healthy cholesterol needed for intestinal, brain and nervous system health. Glycosphingolipids, a special type of fatty acid found in butter, protects against gastrointestinal infections. A hormone-like substance, the Wulzen factor, prevents arthritis and joint stiffness. This substance is destroyed by pasteurization and can be found in raw butter and cream. The saturated fats and nutrients in butter protect against asthma and infertility as well.

Pastured butter has an excellent ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats. Omega-3 fats are anti-inflammatory and important to heart and mental health.

A recent study at the University of Cambridge, analyzing data from 72 different studies and 18 different countries, concluded that saturated fats are not a risk factor for heart disease. In short, pastured butter is protective against heart disease, cancer, arthritis, obesity, infertility, asthma and other diseases.

For the rest of the story: http://www.naturalnews.com/045526_butter_saturated_fat_fat-soluble_vitamins.html

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