Butter is Better: 20 Reasons Why

Home-made, raw butter--straight from the cow

Home-made, raw butter--straight from the cow

Butter is better for our health? You have to be kidding. No, I read about this in a newspaper a few years ago and never seen it again. I knew it was much better than the fake substitute– margarines. I knew it helps to absorb calcium and it tastes so good on a biscuit or on your asparagus like it was meant to be. That margarine or oleo stick tastes awful after you have had real, raw butter (although you can get used to it). Thanks to Donna Gates’ BodyEcology.com, we found out why butter is better.

She says:

Is Margarine Better than Butter?

No! This is a tragic myth. Butter is a completely natural food essential to your health – especially when you eat organic. Also, please make the extra effort to obtain high-quality organic, raw butter.

Margarines, on the other hand, are a processed food, created chemically from refined polyunsaturated oils. The process used to make these normally liquid oils into spread-able form is called hydrogenation.

Margarine and similar hydrogenated or processed polyunsaturated oils are potentially more detrimental to your health than any saturated fat.7 For more information on why you should avoid all processed oils read Why the Processing of Consumable Oils Has Devastated America’s Health.

Here is 10 of the 20 reasons. You have to go to her site to pick up the other 10 (they are even better) and the entire article!

    1. Butter is rich in the most easily absorbable form of Vitamin A necessary for thyroid and adrenal health.
    2. Contains lauric acid, important in treating fungal infections and candida.
    3. Contains lecithin, essential for cholesterol metabolism.
    4. Contains anti-oxidants that protect against free radical damage.
    5. Has anti-oxidants that protect against weakening arteries.
    6. Is a great source of Vitamins E and K.
    7. Is a very rich source of the vital mineral selenium.
    8. Saturated fats in butter have strong anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.
    9. Butter contains conjugated linoleic acid, which is a potent anti-cancer agent, muscle builder, and immunity booster
    10. Vitamin D found in butter is essential to absorption of calcium.

Go to the full article dfor the other 10 reasons at Donna Gates’ BodyEcology.com

Got raw butter? Whatcha think now?

3 responses to “Butter is Better: 20 Reasons Why

  1. Yippee! Butter is healthfood. Thank goodness my parents never fell for the margarine line and I’ve eaten real butter my whole life. Good and good for you!

  2. We LOVE butter in our house. We used kerrygold pastured butter for cooking and fresh, raw pastured butter for eating slathered on breads and sweet potatoes.

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