Is Grass-Fed Butter A Better Option?

Is Grass-Fed Butter A Better Option?

The average butter is lambasted by medical practitioners and health enthusiasts for its negative effects on cholesterol levels and the heart.

It’s high in calories, but butter doesn’t contain carbohydrates, sugar, or even trans fat.

Grass-fed butter, on the other hand, is unique – it’s not as harmful, and can actually stabilize blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as well as provide energy to burn throughout the day.

Grass-fed butter also has higher nutritional content than regular butter, as the cows’ diets are rich in grains, meaning more fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins (vitamin A, E and K).

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Here are some other health benefits of going with grass-fed butter:

Cancer-fighting properties: One of the key health benefits of grass-fed butter is that it holds a high content of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). This variant of omega-6 fatty acid boosts the immune system, providing protection against many types of cancer.

Crohn’s disease: Studies suggest that grass-fed butter reduces inflammation in the intestines, particularly for people battling Crohn’s disease.

Weight loss: Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) are converted into energy instead of fat. Grass-fed butter also reduces appetite, therefore reducing calorie intake and promoting weight loss.

Immunity: An unsaturated acid found in grass-fed butter, arachidonic acid (ARA), helps fire signals efficiently for an appropriate and speedy immune response whenever and for whatever needed.

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