The surprising health benefits of eating organic butter

The surprising health benefits of eating organic butter

  • Eating organic foods is key to optimum health. Surprisingly enough butter is no exception.
  • Butter has always been linked to weight gain and heart disease.
  • Real organic butter can actually be “good” for you. It may be time to bring it back to your table.
  • Let’s look at the health benefits of organic butter.
  • Bone health:
  • The vitamins A and D in butter are important to help the body absorb calcium, which is an essential mineral for bone and teeth health.
  • According to a book published by The American Oil Chemists’ Society, butter may also help prevent tooth decay.
  • Cancer prevention:
  • The saturated fats in butter may have powerful anti-cancer properties.
  • Butter is packed with medium-chain fatty acids, which according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has anti-tumor effects.
  • Butter contains conjugated linoleic acid. A study published in Nutrition Reviews explains its cancer preventing properties.
  • Gastrointestinal health:
  • Butter contains fatty acids called glycospingolipids, which are believed to protect against gastrointestinal infections. The good cholesterol in butter helps promote the health of intestinal walls.
  • Heart health:
  • Butter is full of  heart healthy ingredients including vitamins A, D, K and E, as well as iodine and selenium. According to a Medical Research Council survey from a 1991 Nutrition Week publication, men who ate butter had a 50% less risk of developing heart disease than those who ate margarine.
  • Immune booster:
  • It is a good source of vitamin A, which is an antioxidant that is believed to help strengthen the immune system.
  • Lower fats:
  • A Lund University study showed that eating butter actually produced less fats in the blood than olive oil.
  • Give organic butter a try and eat organic foods as much as you can.
  • Note: The content on our website is for educational purposes only. Please consult your health practitioner or a qualified expert.
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  • REFERENCES:
  • 1. “Why Is Butter Better | Butter Benefits.” Mercola.com. Mercola.com, 7 Dec. 2010. Web. 18 May 2014.
  • 2. “Butter Leads to Lower Blood Fats than Olive Oil.” AlphaGalileo. Lund University, 9 Feb. 2010. Web. 18 May 2014.
  • 3. “Why Butter Is Better.” Weston A. Price Foundation. Weston A. Price Foundation, 1 Jan. 2000. Web. 18 May 2014.
  • 4. “Breast Cancer: Weighing the Evidence for a Promoting Role of Dietary Fat.” Oxford Journals. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Web. 18 May 2014.
  • 5. “Conjugated Dienoic Linoleate: A Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid with Unique Chemoprotective Properties.” Wiley Online Library. Nutrition Reviews, 27 Apr. 2009. Web. 18 May 2014.
  • 6. Kabara, Jon J. The Pharmacological Effect of Lipids II. Champaign, Ill. (508 S. Sixth St., Champaign, Il 61820): American Oil Chemists’ Society, 1985. Print.
  • 7. Nutrition Week Mar 22, 1991 21:12:2-3
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  2. I love butter. Always buying it natural without salt or other additions. Discovered local farm here in Dallas and they sell butter they make right here. Amazingly tasty! It is so good that I use it more like a treat to make foods tasty. Delicious and healthy! Thank you for your post – may be people will stop eating all those vegetable-oil-based Ah I dont believe… products and return to healthy, delicious butter.

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