The Naked Radish Recommendation: Organic Valley Butter
Similar to Coconut Oil, there is so much misinformation and misconceptions surrounding the use and benefits of butter. Let me clear some if it up for you…
“The Diet Dictocrats have succeeded in convincing Americans that butter is dangerous, when in fact it is a valued component of many traditional diets and a source of the following nutrients: Fat-Soluble Vitamins: These include true vitamin A or retinol, vitamin D, vitamin K and vitamin E as well as all their naturally occurring cofactors needed to obtain maximum effect. Butter is America’s best source of these important nutrients.”
Please hail the almighty….
In the article, “Principles of Healthy Traditional Diets,” written by Sally Fallon Morell, she explains the many roles of saturated fats in our diet. ”Saturated fats, such as butter, meat fats, coconut oil and palm oil, tend to be solid at room temperature. According to conventional nutritional dogma, these traditional fats are to blame for most of our modern diseases – heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, malfunction of cell membranes and even nervous disorders like multiple sclerosis. However, many scientific studies indicate that it is processed liquid vegetable oil (aka margarine) – which is laden with free radicals formed during processing – and artifically hardened vegetable oil – called trans fat - that are the culprits in these modern conditions, not natural saturated fats.
Saturated fats play many important roles in the body chemistry. They strengthen the immune system and are involved in inter-cellular communication, which means they protect us against cancer. They help the receptors on our cell membranes work properly, including receptors for insulin, thereby protecting us against diabetes. The lungs cannot function without saturated fats, which is why children given butter and full-fat milk have much less asthma than children given reduced fat milk and margarine.
Human beings have been consuming saturated fats from animal products, milk products and the tropical oils for thousands of years; it is the advent of modern processed vegetable oil that is associated with the epidemic of modern degenerative disease, not the consumption of saturated fat (Butter & Coconut Oil!).”
Now that you know WHY butter is beneficial, let’s take a look at your butter selection.
How do you know WHICH butter is best?
If you are ready to play in the big leagues and make some serious strides for your health & wellness, RAW BUTTER is the way to go. Now, this is something that needs to purchased from your local organic farmer and I acknowledge this may not be accessible to everyone. There are online farms and resources that will deliver right to your door OR you can always make your own at home.
If neither of these are feasible, select an organic butter from your local grocery store. My recommendation is Organic Valley, but any organic brand will be just perfect!
Butter is a health booster and should be incorporated daily into your healthy home kitchen…..You’re Welcome
Grass-fed butter is **3-5 times higher in Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) than conventional dairy**. CLA is a naturally-occurring healthy fatty acid that’s been linked to improved heart health, fat loss and reduced belly fat, and cancer-fighting activities.
Grass-fed butter has more vitamins. It’s richer yellow color is due to greater Vitamin A and Carotene content. And, unlike conventional butter, it’s a source of K2, an important nutrient that builds bone health, protects the cardiovascular system, and is synergistic with vitamins A and D.
Grass-fed butter has a perfect Omega 3:6 ratio of 1:1, compared to conventional butter which has higher Omega 6 levels. This makes Grass-fed butter an anti-inflammatory (or at least non-inflammatory) fat.
Finally, we think grass-fed butter is more delicious and downright buttery.
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