Butter is one of those foods that can turn bland meals into masterpieces.
But in the past few decades, it has been blamed for everything from obesity to heart disease.
Recently, butter has been making a comeback as a “health food.”
Here are 6 reasons why butter may be good for your health in moderate amounts.
Butter is an excellent source of Vitamins
One of the many beneficial vitamins we get from butter is Vitamin A, which has a wide range of function for our bodies. Vitamin A is needed to maintain good vision. It also keeps our endocrine system functioning well. Aside from Vitamin A, butter also has other fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin D, E and K.
Perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats
The arachidonic acid found in butter helps with brain function, skin health and prostaglandin balance.
Butter Contains a Lot of Healthy Saturated Fats
Saturated fats raise HDL (the good) cholesterol and change the LDL from small, dense (very bad) to Large LDL… which is benign .
Additionally, butter contains a decent amount of short and medium chain fats… which are are metabolized differently from other fats. They lead to improved satiety and increased fat burning .
Bottom Line: New studies show that there is no association between saturated fat and heart disease. Butter contains short- and medium chain fats.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
If your butter is sourced from cows that feed on green grass, it can contain high levels of CLA. This is a compound that can help provide protection against different types of cancer, and helps the body store muscle instead of fat.
Butter Lowers Heart Attack Risk Compared to Margarine
Mainstream nutrition guidelines tend to backfire and have the opposite effect of what they were intended to do.
A prime example of that is the recommendation to replace butter with margarine… which is something our beloved authorities have been telling us to do for a long time.
Well, what happened is that we replaced butter, a healthy food, with something containing highly processed trans fats… which are downright toxic and cause all sorts of diseases.
In the Framingham heart study, they examined the effects of butter and margarine on cardiovascular disease.
Butter also has Glycospingolipids
These are fatty acids that have a specific function to protect the stomach from gastrotestinal infections.
Written By: Israr Choudhary