Butter has gotten bad press for the past 50 years, but times change; dairy products like butter, from my milk, are becoming increasingly nutrient-rich thanks to all of us no added hormone (rBST free) grass-fed, cows.
Research has found that farmers feeding us grass rather than corn or grain not only produces leaner, more nutrient-rich meat, but also more vitamin and mineral-dense milk, meaning healthier butter. Get your all natural grass fed rBST free Slate Roof Creamery butter today.
1. It’s Filled with Immune-Boosting Vitamins
One tablespoon of butter contains 7 percent and 2 percent of your daily values (DV) of vitamins A and D, respectively. Plus, because both vitamins are fat soluble, butter is a prime vehicle for aiding absorption of nutrients in the body.
2. It Keeps Bones Strong
Thanks to vitamin K and vitamin D, butter may also help increase bone and muscle strength
3. It Reduces Symptoms of Diabetes
Found almost solely in cheese and butter, sodium butyrate has been linked to an improved response to insulin for patients with diabetes and increased energy in mice, according to a study published by the American Diabetes Association.
4. It Fights Cancer
Found in dairy products, including butter, conjugated linoleic acid has been tied to tumor reduction in colorectal cancer and may even help fight breast cancer, according to an experimental pathology study conducted at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
5. It’s Better Than Margarine
Contrary to popular belief, some margarines – particularly first-wave varieties – are actually worse for you than butter due to high levels of trans fats. Not too mention, butter just plain tastes better.
6. It May Prevent Tooth Decay
Certain fat-soluble vitamins – including calcium and vitamins A, D and K – which are found in higher amounts in butter from grass-fed cows than in olive oil or margarine, may help fight cavities and even reverse tooth decay, according to research.