Wait, did butter ever leave?
- If you’re in the, “I never stopped eating butter” camp, this article is validation. See why you were right all along.
- If you’re in the “they've been saying butter is not good for me, so I avoid it” camp, you’d butter read on ;-)
What “They” get wrong about butter
- Butter clogs your arteries - Wrong!
- There is simply no evidence for this claim.
- A high carbohydrate diet causes problems with your arteries, not a diet with healthy fats like butter.
- It has saturated fats that will destroy your liver - Wrong!
- Too much sugar in your blood, caused by a high-carb diet is what causes a fatty liver.
- Butter is easy to digest and does not strain your liver.
- It will make you fat - Wrong!
- In fact many people have found that eating butter actually helped them lose weight when they go on a keto diet, or a generally healthier diet.
- It is almost impossible to lose weight if you have elevated insulin., which causes insulin resistance. Butter has butyric acid which reduces insulin resistance.
Why should I eat more butter?
Keep in mind that butter made from grass-fed or pastured cows will have much higher nutritional quality. Grass-fed and organic is even better - this means the cows are not fed any GMO grains, or given growth hormones.
Butter is loaded with these nutrients:
- Lauric acid, which is a powerful fatty acid. It has anti-cancer benefits, and is good for weight loss. Lauric acid is found in very few foods. Butter is one of them.
- A high amount of Vitamin A, which is important for maintaining good eyesight.
- Vitamin D, which helps bone health and calcium transportation in the body.
- Vitamin F, which aids brain function and is important for healthy skin.
- Vitamin K2, which plays a big part in having healthy teeth and bones. Children that have a K2 deficiency can have growth issues. Give kids more butter!
- Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is associated with various health benefits, including protection against some types of cancer.
- Lecithin, which is the antidote to cholesterol.
- It is versatile. Spread it or melt it on other foods. Use it as a dip for your veggies. It is a critical ingredient in baking. Although, cooking with butter will cause it to lose a lot of its vitamins.
- It is a keto dieter’s best friend - an easy way to get healthy, satisfying fats and a wide range of nutrients.
- It helps reduce inflammation, and it can improve gut health.
- It just tastes so damn good!
- Eat more butter! Really, that’s the gist of it. It is delicious and full of important nutrients.
- It does not not make you fat or cause heart problems. “They” were wrong about this all this time.
- Butter is essential if you eat a healthy diet like keto with intermittent fasting.
Next, read check out our Golden keto philosophy.
Or checkout how to do a healthy keto diet with intermittent fasting.