Butter may be one of the most misunderstood foods. For the past 50 years, trusted medical professionals have been telling us that it is bad for us, that saturated fat will kill us. Most households switched over to butter substitutes derived from vegetables oils, having been told that they are healthy alternatives. However, new emerging research is showing that those spreads derived from vegetable oils have no health benefit, and can actually be detrimental to your health! Let’s take a look at the facts.
Why Butter Substitutes Such As Margarine are Bad
First, let’s debunk this whole healthy vegetable spread claim. Think about how it’s made. Genetically modified seeds are chemically processed with petroleum solvents to extract their crude oil.
The oil then undergoes elaborate chemical processes to make the oil palatable. When used for spreads it is hydrogenated, creating trans-fats, which we now know are bad for us.
After we’ve gone through all of that to make an edible oil, we’re still stuck with the fact that our bodies aren’t meant to consume these oils. Plus, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids are way higher than normal.
Reasons Why Grass Fed Butter Is Awesome
Let’s go one step further and explain why grass-fed butter is superior to conventional butter.
The most important nutrient in real butter was until recently misunderstood; vitamin K2. It is responsible for directing calcium to the bones, and also for eliminating it from soft tissue. This prevents and removes calcification from the arteries and vital organs, such as the heart.
Dr. Weston A. Price discovered it in the 1930s and dubbed it “activator x” due to its synergy with vitamins A and D, making them significantly more effective at reversing dental cavities and degeneration. Vitamin K2 also protects against several factors that contribute to atherosclerosis.