Why Butter Ain’t All That Bad!

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2. Butter contains good fats

The truth is that despite what people have been told  for decades, fat is not universally evil. Some types of fat have considerable health benefits, and others are horrible for you. Natural, real butter is a good source of naturally occurring saturated fats. These fats help raise your body’s levels of “good” high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, while simultaneously lowering your levels of harmful low density lipoprotein (LDL) variety.

 

3. Butter contains triglycerides and fatty acids

Butter also contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) and short chain fatty acids with beneficial fats. This increases the feeling of satiety and doesn’t contribute to weight gain. This is because medium and short chain fats are burned as “fuel” by your body right away, as opposed to the longer chain ones that can accumulate on the body as unwanted pounds.

Medium and short chain fats are also linked to improved heart and brain health. You’ve probably heard that fish, olive oil, and coconut oil are healthy, right? That’s because they have MCTs and short chain fats too.

Margarine, by contrast, is loaded with trans fats, which actually increase the risk of a heart attack. You are literally poisoning yourself by eating this allegedly healthy butter substitute. Don’t be foolish; go for the dairy spread that has stood the test of time.

 

4. Butter has iodine in it

Iodine is an essential nutrient which plays a critical role in regulating your thyroid, which in turn helps regulate your metabolism and hormone levels in the body. If you’re too deficient in iodine (or you get too much, which is less common) your whole body goes haywire. This is especially important for people with hyperthyroidism. This is a complicated condition, so don’t try to treat yourself. Talk to your doctor.

For everyone else, you can rest assured that butter is a good way to get some iodine in your diet.

 

READ ALSO: Don’t Buy It – Make Your Own! 8 Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Recipes

 

You do not need to make a special point to begin gorging on butter to gain the health benefits listed here. It is simply important (and hopefully liberating) for you to know that you don’t need to be afraid of it. As long as you’re eating the real thing, preferably all natural organic butter, you can enjoy it guilt and worry-free.

References:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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