Why is Butter Better?

facts sourced from the Weston Price Foundation

I don’t know about you, but I grew up thinking and believing that butter is BAD.

B. A. D.

After we heard from the “experts” that saturated fats were the cause of heart disease and cancer, and that real, unadulterated butter would contribute to weight gain and clogged arteries, my family opted for margarine and stuck with it for most of my childhood.

I must say, I do weep a bit for all those glorious, missed opportunities I could have had with butter, and even more so, by how much it could have nourished my growing body.  But at least I’m getting the Truth now!  Butter is healthy.  Butter is good.  Butter is better!  And I’m not going to waste any more time not enjoying it.  Only big blobs allowed from here on out!

Below you will find the true facts about butter and why it is superior to all the other alternatives and imitations out there.  As I’ve mentioned before, I get a lot of my information from the Weston Price Foundation, and this time is no exception.  I really trust the research Mr. Price did, and the community of people that have carried on his legacy and mission.   This information is sourced from their findings.

Why Butter is Better

VITAMINS: Butter is a rich source of easily absorbed vitamin A, needed for a wide range of functions, from maintaining good vision to keeping the endocrine system in top shape.  Butter also contains all the other fat-soluble vitamins D, E and K2 which are often lacking in the modern industrial diet.

MINERALS: Butter is rich in important trace minerals, including manganese, chromium, zinc, copper and selenium (a powerful antioxidant).  Butter provides more selenium per gram than wheat germ or herring.  Butter is also an excellent source of iodine.

FATTY ACIDS: Butter provides appreciable amounts of short and medium chain fatty acids, which support immune function, boost metabolism and have anti-microbial properties; that is, they fight against pathogenic microorganisms in the intestinal tract.  Butter also provides the perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids.  Arachidonic acid in butter is important for brain function, skin health and prostaglandin balance.

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