Contrary to popular belief, grass-fed butter is good for you! In fact, it’s GREAT for you. It’s chockablock full of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are necessary in supporting your body’s day to day functions.
But why grass-fed butter?
Well, grass-fed butter comes from grass-fed cows. Grass-fed cows produce butter that contains about FIVE TIMES more CLA than regular butter. It’s also higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin K2, both of which are essential nutrients that your body needs. AND, it contains a type of fat called butyric acid, which helps maintain colon health. Regular butter doesn’t do all of this for you.
So, here’s why we think grass-fed butter should become a staple in your diet.
First, it’s FULL of health-supporting vitamins and minerals:
- conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) helps to reduce belly fat, while protecting against cancer, and encouraging muscle health
- Vitamin A helps to support your thyroid, and supports adrenal and cardiovascular health
- Vitamin K2 supports bone density
- Vitamins A,D, and E are all key antioxidants that are essential to good overall health
Protecting Your Joints
Grass-fed butter contains an ‘anti-stiffness’ hormone (known as the Wulzen factor) that protects joints from degenerative arthritis.
Promotes a Healthy Digestive Tract
The short and medium chain fatty acids in butter have very strong anti-fungal effects which help keep yeast overgrowth, parasites, viruses, and other hostile microorganisms at bay.
Protects Your Heart
The dietary cholesterol in butter is an antioxidant, and it works to combat all of the dangerous free radicals roaming throughout our body. Butter also contains a number of important nutrients that protect you from heart disease including vitamins A, D, K2 and E, iodine, selenium and lecithin.
Promotes Healthy Bones
Grass-fed butter contains Vitamin K2, which helps with bone strength and keeps calcium from depositing in places that it shouldn’t (like your cardiovascular system).
Need further proof? Check out this awesome INFOGRAPHIC that will give you further details and statistics on why butter should be a part of your diet.
Our favorite way to consume grass-fed butter is in our Bulletproof Coffee - what’s yours?