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Butter Is Good For You???

Butter from grass-fed cows is not only healthy it may help reduce the risk of heart disease in half.

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Why the difference?

Grass-fed cows eat foraged-foods, primarily grass. Conventional beef and dairy cattle eat primarily grains (e.g. corn). By changing what cattle traditionally have eaten (grass) to grains results in significant changes to the nutrients and in particular, the kinds of fats you get from the two different kinds of beef.[i

Butter Will Help You Lean Down?

  • Butter is high in fatty acids, which support your immune system and boost metabolism
  • Butter also provides the perfect blend of omega-3 and omega-6 fats
  • Grass-fed butter is particularly high  in CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) which gives excellent protection against cancer and helps your body build muscle rather than store fat!

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Butter Will Cut The Risk Of Heart Disease In Half

Butter contains many nutrients that protect against heart disease. Recent studies have shown men eating butter rather than margarine cut their risk of heart disease in half.[ii]

Butter Will Ease Your Aches And Pains

Butter is anti-inflammatory. The more anti-inflammatory foods you eat and drink the less inflammation you will experience whether that is joint pain or headaches.

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The Downside – Chemical Toxins

35% of your daily chemical toxins such as dioxins and dirty pesticides come from dairy products. The percentage is even higher for children. The relatively high rate of dioxins isn’t just for regular butter, the same holds true for grass-fed and organic.[iii]

Dioxins cause cancer and reproductive problems, damage the immune system, and cause hormonal trouble.[iv]

Organic Doesn’t Mean Grass-fed

Cows that are labeled organic could simply have been fed organic-grains, which means you’ll get none of the benefits of grass-fed beef. Just another example of the importance of understanding what the labels on your food really mean.

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What It All Means

As far as fats go butter has a great deal of health benefits, particularly grass-fed butter.  Butter as all diary is high in dioxins so in general you want to keep your overall consumption of dairy low, but if you’re eating dairy, grass-fed butter should definitely be on your list.

 

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