Contrary to popular belief, it is totally ok to eat butter. The health benefits of butter are vast. It’s nourishing, tastes good on anything and contrary to popular belief, will not sky rocket your cholesterol levels nor make you fat when you eat it in sensible, moderate amounts.
Butter anti-inflammatory and boosts the immune system
Butter is full of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), a form of saturated fat that is good for you.
These SCFAs reduce inflammation in the body, thus:
- Enhance detoxification pathways.
- Boost the immune system.
- Reduce the levels of stress hormones produced.
- Allow for greater estrogen clearance via the large bowel.
Butter is also rich in the most absorbable form of Vitamin A, which boosts the immune system, supports the cardiovascular system, thyroid and adrenal glands.
Your hormones love butter
Butter’s SCFA content enhances your fertility by reducing overall inflammation in the body. It also contains vital nutrients such as Vitamin D and E that support ovulation and the overall production of healthy hormones. Butter also supports thyroid function and hormone production with its highly absorbable form of iodine, selenium and vitamin A.
Butter protects your from disease
Butter is rich in Conjugated Linoleic Acids (CLA), which have been shown in studies to protect against Cancer, Asthma, Cardiovascular disease, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Osteoporosis, Insulin resistance, Inflammation, food-induced allergic reactions and general pathogens that like to invade the immune system.
Raw butter reduces joint pain
Raw butter contains Wulzen Factor, a hormone-like substance that relieves symptoms of Arthritis by ensuring your body’s calcium goes to your bones instead of the joints.
Butter protects you from gut infections
Butter contains a special type of fatty acid called Glycospingolipids that protect against gastrointestinal infections, particularly in the young and elderly.
Butter is not fattening
Moderate butter consumption can in fact help you lose kilos, not pile them on.
Its short and medium chain fatty acids are easily converted into useable energy (not fat) by the body, thus stimulate your metabolic rate. They also both function to enhance the performance of our 2 main metabolic hormones, leptin and insulin. Anything eaten in excess will cause weight gain but a little butter a day will in fact keep the kilos away.
Why you want to avoid margarine
Margarines contain vegetable oils such as soybean/rapeseed/sunflower/safflower oils. Unlike butter, these oils have to be chemically extracted, deodorized and altered in the name of human consumption. It is also rich in the pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids (that increase your cancer risk), as well as other additives linked by science to problems with immunity, kidney and liver damage, infertility and high cholesterol. The oils in margarine also often derive from genetically modified crops that have been treated heavily with pesticides. It tastes is also a lot less enticing than butter as well.
What type of butter to buy
When you’re next at the shops, look to buy a butter that is:
- Grass-fed/ Pasteur raised
- Salted if you have an adrenal dysfunction or low blood pressure
- Unsalted if you suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease or any kind of bloating (particularly if related to hormone fluctuations, as with PMS).
Also, avoid “spreadable” butters when possible as well. These butters are blends of butter and vegetable oils that carry all the negative health implications of margarine (as per above).