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As you may can imagine… given the title of this blog… We like grassfed butter and we cannot lie, haha.
But what the heck is it and WHY is it good for you???
What is Grassfed Butter?
Grassfed Butter is just butter made from cows who eat grass…
Cow are supposed to be eating grass, Right? Sadly this shouldn’t be so usual… but we see that many conventional dairy products come from cows who are given feed other than their preferred diet of grass. You can read more about that in the Omnivore’s Dilemma
Because these cows are fed grass, the butter that is made from the cream of cows getting a diet rich in beta-carotene – resulting in higher nutrition for you!
Although you may have been told that butter is bad for your health… That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Let’s look at Grassfed Butter’s nutrition facts:
Grass-fed butter nutrition is even more impressive than regular butter nutrition.
For example, 14 grams of butter, which is just under a tablespoon at 0.93 tablespoon, contains about the following nutrients:
- 100 calories
- 11 grams fat (with 7 grams saturated fat and 0 grams trans fat)
- 30 milligrams cholesterol
- 500 international units vitamin A (1o percent DV)
- 0.4 milligram vitamin E (2 percent DV)
- 0.8 microgram vitamin K (1 percent DV)
You may be thinking… “But look at all the FAT!?!”
I know, I know… but what if I told you that fat is actually GOOD for you??
Butter is low in carbs, sugars, protein, and fiber… but it is FULL of healthy saturated fats (not trans fats). This is so helpful for helping you stabilize your blood sugars, keeps you full longer, and can help you lose weight too!
By consuming grass-fed butter, you directly increase your intake of butyric acid, which science has shown can decrease inflammation.
Great for your heart!
In the study, margarine intake increased the risk of coronary heart disease, but butter intake was not at all associated with coronary heart disease occurrence.
Excellent Source of Vitamin A
Grass-fed butter has even more vitamin A than regular butter thanks to the cow’s grass eating diet.
The MCTs found in butter (and coconut oil) are able to be converted immediately into fuel for your body’s muscles and organs.
Appetite Suppressing MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides )
MCTs have been show to help suppress appetites which is great if you deal with cravings or are trying to lose weight.
High in Anticancer CLA
Conjugated linoleic acid are found in high amounts in grassfed butter!
Rich in Vital Cholesterol
Cholesterol is needed for healthy cellular function. It’s also required to make key hormones and vital to brain and nervous system development and function.
Source of Arachidonic Acid
Arachidonic Acid serves as a precursor to leukotrienes, prostaglandins, and thromboxanes, collectively known as eicosanoids which are important for immunity and immune response.
I hope that this helps you see why we LOVE grassfed butter at my house and why it would be a great addition to your life!
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