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Posted @ 7/23/2012 12:22 PM By Terri Wiebold
The truth is that eating butter is good for you. Here are 10 benefits of eating fresh creamery butter:
1) Butter is the most easily absorbable source of Vitamin A, which supports the thyroid and adrenal glands, and in turn, the cardiovascular system.
2) Butter does not lead to excess body fat since its short and medium chain fatty acids are burned quickly and not stored. It also gives a feeling of satiety that may decrease cravings and over-eating.
3) Butter is rich in anti-oxidants including Vitamins A & E and selenium, which protect against heart disease and cancer.
4) Butter is a good source of dietary cholesterol, which serves as an anti-oxidant that repairs damage from free radicals. Cholesterol is also important for brain and nervous system development in children.
5) The saturated fat in butter is made of short and medium chain fatty acids that have anti-tumor properties and strengthen the immune system.
6) Butter contains conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) that protect against cancer.
7) Non-pasteurized butter has an anti-stiffness property called the Wulzen factor. This protects against arthritis, cataracts, and hardening of the arteries.
8) Butter is a good source of highly absorbable iodine, which is necessary for thyroid function.
9) Butter promotes gastro-intestinal health and decreases rates of diarrhea in children.
10) Butter is an excellent source of Vitamin K2, which prevents tooth decay and builds strong bones and teeth.
To further discuss the benefits of incorporating butter into your food plan, make an appointment with me today!
Posted @ 7/16/2012 12:17 PM By Terri Wiebold
A study from Sweden’s Lund University shows that butter consumption leads to considerably less elevated fats in the blood compared to the consumption of olive oil, flaxseed oil, or canola oil. High blood fat normally raises cholesterol levels in the blood.
Researchers found that 20% of the fat in butter consists of short and medium-length fatty acids. These fatty acids are used as direct energy, and they are used quickly enough that they do not affect blood fat levels to a significant extent. The researchers believe that although butter raises blood cholesterol in the long term, its short-term effects may be advantageous.
Not everyone believes that butter’s advantage over olive, canola, and vegetable oil is a short-term phenomenon. Sally Fallon of the Weston A. Price Foundation strongly believes in the benefits of butter, and she disagrees that butter or cholesterol is a factor in the increase of cardiovascular disease.
Posted @ 7/9/2012 12:12 PM By Terri Wiebold
For thousands of years, butter was a dietary staple in many cultures. No evidence of adverse health effects has been shown over this vast amount of time. With the creation of margarine in the 1920’s, butter began to be replaced at the table. Butter was labeled a saturated fat, and people believed it caused heart disease.
Between 1920 and 1960, Americans’ use of butter declined from an average of 18 pounds per person per year to 4 pounds. Previous to this time heart disease was a relatively unknown condition. However, during these forty years, heart disease became the number one killer.
According to Sally Fallon, a researcher at the Weston A. Price Foundation and advocate of the benefits of butter, butter is the victim of a mass fat-free conspiracy. She believes this conspiracy to be formed by those who benefit from replacing healthy butter with disease promoting mass produced vegetable oils and trans fats.
Know your facts when choosing your food. Butter is better than margarine!
Posted @ 7/2/2012 12:03 PM By Terri Wiebold
Butter has had a bad reputation for many years. Beginning in the twentieth century, butter was labeled as bad for your health, and margarine became the popular substitute. We now know that margarine is a trans fat, which has many detrimental health effects. Recently, olive oil and canola oil have favored over butter. However, there are many reasons why we should keep butter in our diets.
How is butter made? Butter is made by separating cream from milk. Since the fat-based cream portion of the milk is lighter than the water and milk solids portion, the cream in fresh milk will eventually rise to the top of the milk with enough time. Spinning the milk speeds up the separation process. When the cream has been separated from the milk, it is churned until it reaches a semi-solid state. This product is butter. Many times the butter is then salted. Because butter comes directly from milk, it is as pure as the dairy cattle are. Grass fed cows that are not given hormones makes the ideal butter.
The truth about butter: it is a completely natural food essential to your health, particularly when you eat organic butter. When you incorporate healthy oils and fats into your diet, they nourish your body and benefit longevity, hormone balance, heart health, sharp vision, moisturized skin, and energy. Eating butter can improve your health!