Homemade freshly-churned white butter is a completely natural food that is high in vitamins, minerals and other power-packed nutrients. Here are some of the benefits of real, grass-fed butter:
- It contains conjugated linoleic acid, (CLA), a powerful fat burner, muscle builder, anti-cancer agent, and immunity booster.
- Butter contains the essential fatty acid, arachidonic acid which is an important muscle building and fat-burning compound.
- Butter contains iodine in highly absorbable form–highly recommended for adequate thyroid function and fat metabolism.
- Butter is a great source of vitamins A. Butter contains the most easily absorbable form of vitamin A, which among other things is good for thyroid and adrenal health, both of which are essential to fat burning and energy.
Here are some more benefits of fresh butter:
- Butter contains anti-oxidants that protect against free radical damage.
- Butter is a good source of lauric acid, important for your immune system.
- Grass-fed butter contains an essential vitamin K2, extremely essential in getting calcium in the bones and maintaining arterial health.
- Butter contains high levels of vitamin D essential to absorption of calcium, strengthening the immune system and overall feelings of wellbeing.
- It contains lecithin, which is essential for brain function and cholesterol metabolism.
- The Wulzen or ‘anti-stiffness’ factor is a nutrient unique to unpasteurised butter. Dutch researcher Wulzen found that it protects against calcification of the joints–degenerative arthritis–as well as hardening of the arteries, cataracts and calcification of the pineal gland.
Keep in mind that butter still is a highly-concentrated source of calories, so control your portion sizes.