The truth is that eating butter is good for you. Here are 10 benefits of eating fresh creamery butter:
1) Butter is the most easily absorbable source of Vitamin A, which supports the thyroid and adrenal glands, and in turn, the cardiovascular system.
2) Butter does not lead to excess body fat since its short and medium chain fatty acids are burned quickly and not stored. It also gives a feeling of satiety that may decrease cravings and over-eating.
3) Butter is rich in anti-oxidants including Vitamins A & E and selenium, which protect against heart disease and cancer.
4) Butter is a good source of dietary cholesterol, which serves as an anti-oxidant that repairs damage from free radicals. Cholesterol is also important for brain and nervous system development in children.
5) The saturated fat in butter is made of short and medium chain fatty acids that have anti-tumor properties and strengthen the immune system.
6) Butter contains conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) that protect against cancer.
7) Non-pasteurized butter has an anti-stiffness property called the Wulzen factor. This protects against arthritis, cataracts, and hardening of the arteries.
8) Butter is a good source of highly absorbable iodine, which is necessary for thyroid function.
9) Butter promotes gastro-intestinal health and decreases rates of diarrhea in children.
10) Butter is an excellent source of Vitamin K2, which prevents tooth decay and builds strong bones and teeth.
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