Butter is Healthy
This week I interviewed Caroline Barringer from Immunitrition on my radio show Eat Well to Live Well with Kellie Hill. If you missed the episode, catch it here. When I asked what one thing could people do right now to improve their health regarding fats, said to take a good look at the butter we’re eating. Of course she went into more detail on the show, but her comment sparked a number of emails, and made me decide I better give some better information on butter.
A question I get asked alot is what type of butter do I use. Sometimes I’m fortunate enough to get fresh cream from the farm and make my own raw dairy, other times I have to purchase butter. One brand I like is Kalona Organic Butter which I purchase from Tropical Traditions (affiliate link).
But, let’s talk about the health benefits of this type of butter . . .
Benefits of Butter
- Butter helps fat-soluble vitamins be absorbed by the body – Vitamins A, D, E, & K.
- Butter is a rich source of lauric acid (also found in breast milk and coconut oil).
- Butter is a great source of Vitamins A, D, E, K, and K2.
- Butter contains Vitamin A, an antioxidant and butter is the most easily assimilable form of Vitamin A available.
- Butter contains Vitamin D, vital for immune system strength and proper absorption of calcium. Butter contains Vitamin E, an antioxidant to protect our cardiovascular system.
- Butter contains Vitamin K to help with blood clotting.
- Butter is a great source of healthy dietary cholesterol.
- Butter contains glycospingolipids, a special type of fatty acid that helps fight gastro-intestinal infection.
- Butter is rich in short and medium chain fatty acids, which have been shown to ward against cancer and strengthen the immune system.
- Butter is the best source of conjugated linoleic acid, shown to aid in weight loss and weight management, as well as fight against carcinogens.
- Butter helps keep the joints lubricated and mobile.
- Butter is a great source of selenium.
- Butter contains lecithin, to help assimilation and metabolism of cholesterol and other fats.
- Butter contains calcium, potassium, and iodine (in trace amounts).
- Butter provides a balanced source of Omega 3â€²s and 6â€²s.