Updated: May 12, 2020
BUTTER is one of the healthiest fats and used to be considered unhealthy, because it contains saturated fat. However, this is actually not a valid argument against butter, because the saturated fat myth has been thoroughly debunked in recent years. Inflammatory agents like sugar, and vegetable oils are the winners for creating inflammation that clog up the arteries not saturated fats.
When cows are pastured on their natural diet of grass, they produce milk with more healthy fats, abundance of vitamins, and fewer toxins. When cows eat the unnatural diets of grains and corn they become sick, malnourished, and weak. This means butter with fewer nutrients, and traces of added hormones and antibiotics used to keep the sick animals alive. HEALTH BENEFITS OF GRASS FED BUTTER 1. Has Anti-Inflammatory properties- Contains five times more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than butter from grain-fed cows. CLA is a beneficial fatty acid linked to fighting cancer, preventing bone loss, and helping your body build muscle rather than store fat. 2. High in omega 3 fatty acids-Grass-fed butter has much higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA and EPA, compared to butter from grain-fed cows. Omega-3s are an integral part of cell membranes throughout your body, and a building block for necessary hormones. Their anti-inflammatory function makes them essential for protecting heart and brain function. 3. Lowers your risk of heart disease: Contains several nutrients that protect against heart disease, like vitamins A, D, E, K2, and iodine, lecithin, and selenium. 4. Weight loss- Contains butyrate which improves insulin sensitivity, reduces overall inflammation, and supports the healthy bacteria in the gut. 5. Protects Vision and eye health-The rich, golden-yellow color in grass-fed butter is caused by the high levels of beta-carotene from the cow’s grass-fed diet. Your body uses beta-carotene to produce vitamin A, which supports vision, bone health, and your immune system Swap your margarine and conventional butter for grass fed butter.