Butter is one of those foods that can turn bland meals into masterpieces.
Here are reasons why butter may be good for your health in moderate amounts.
- Butter is Rich in Fat-Soluble Vitamins. …
- Butter Contains a Lot of Healthy Saturated Fats. …
- Butter Lowers Heart Attack Risk Compared to Margarine. …
- Butter is a Good Source of The Fatty Acid Butyrate. …
- Butter is Rich in Conjugated Linoleic Acid.
1. Butter is Rich in Fat-Soluble Vitamins
There are a lot of fat soluble vitamins in butter. This includes vitamins A, E and K2.
I’m not going to make a big deal out of A and E. If you’re eating a healthy diet that includes animals and plants then you are probably getting enough of those already.
2. Butter Contains a Lot of Healthy Saturated Fats
The “war” against saturated fat was based on bad science. It was never really proven that it caused any harm. Butter contains a decent amount of short and medium chain fats… which are are metabolized differently from other fats. They lead to improved satiety and increased fat burning..
3. Butter Lowers Heart Attack Risk Compared to Margarine
Mainstream nutrition guidelines tend to backfire and have the opposite effect of what they were intended to do.
A prime example of that is the recommendation to replace butter with margarine… which is something our beloved authorities have been telling us to do for a long time.
4. Butter is a Good Source of The Fatty Acid Butyrate
The 4-carbon fatty acid butyrate is created by bacteria in the colon when they are exposed to dietary fiber.
This may be the main reason fiber has health benefits for humans.
But there is another good dietary source of butyrate… butter, which is about 3-4% butyrate.
In rats, butyrate supplementation prevents weight gain on an unhealthy diet by increasing energy expenditure and reducing food intake. It also improves the function of mitochondria and lowers fasting triglycerides and insulin.
Despite having been demonized in the past, butter (especially from grass-fed cows) is actually pretty healthy.
That being said, there is no reason to go out of your way to eat more of it.
Butter in small amounts is fine, but it may cause problems if you eat way too much…