I can’t believe it’s not butter or Earth Balance on their toast. Yet you ins have been consuming animal fats for hundreds of thousands. If not millions of years, it is really unfortunate that this idea that fat is bad for us, is so ingrained in our culture that people will shy away from foods that are the most important for our health.
In the case of butter, most people are actually unaware of the vitamin content of butter, as well as the other beneficial properties, particularly in regards to fatty acids. When we say butter is a superfood, we really mean it is a superfood. It is an excellent source of vitamins, A E and K and, depending if it was on summer pasture, it can also have a fairly high vitamin d3 content. Now this kind of parallels to all grass-fed raw dairy and the important thing to keep in mind here is the vitamin content of the butter will correlate directly to the pasture quality that the animal was on.
But in the best case scenario, butter is an amazing source of these vitamins and, most importantly, it’s the animal version of these vitamins, its vitamin A in the form of retinol, its vitamin K in the form of k2. It’s vitamin D in the form of d3 and it’s present in large amounts of animal fat that allow it to be absorbed easier. Other well-known benefits of butter are its butyrate content and you’ll commonly hear C people talk about feeding beneficial gut bacteria fiber to produce butyrate, but you can actually just consume.
Butter increases, HDL cholesterol with people. Consider the healthy cholesterol and people that consume butter actually have lower rates of heart disease than people that do not. It’s also worth mentioning that, in addition to this considerable fat, soluble vitamin content, butter is also an excellent source of linoleic and linolenic acid. So, although might not have an incredibly high amount of preformed epa and DHA, the body can convert those precursor fatty acids into epa and DHA, especially in the presence of the high fat content.
Here today I have a fairly dramatic and interesting comparison here we have on the left raw farm, grass-fed butter, and here we have on the right. You know your basic supermarket white butter. This is white, doesn’t really have much of a smell to it very classic. Like you know, buttery taste that you’re familiar with when you grew up this butter is a deep yellow, has like a sweet, nutty smell to it, a really deep, vibrant, yellow color, and you know, if you look at the vitamin, A content on this, it does have Some vitamin A from whatever they’re feeding the animal, but it is very clear visually that this butter has a much higher carotenoid content in it because of the beta carotene that is in the grass of the cows are eating.
We can also assume that this butter has a substantially higher rk2 content, as well as other fat soluble vitamins, and not only does it have a substantially higher amount of these vitamins. In the case of this commercially raised butter, this might not really have any fat soluble vitamins at all, so we’re essentially transforming nutritionally empty food. That’s just calories into something that is an excellent source of nutrition.
This is why food quality plays such a huge role and why? I really don’t recommend people consume dairy unless they have access to high-quality raw, grass-fed dairy. Now you might be thinking Frank. Can I just buy things like Kerrygold, or can I buy grass with butter from the supermarket, and the answer really is? No because Kerrygold has been known for fraudulence many many times, it’s technically, not actually grass-fed grass-finished and they can dye the color of the butter to make it yellow.
So what happens when a fat is pasteurized? Is you lose the enzymes and the enzymes can help digestion? You also lose some of the nutrient content. Is this? You know kind of an end-all, be-all thing. No, I mean, technically speaking, grass-fed butter from the supermarket is still better than foods that a lot of people have access to, but keep in mind you might be consuming rancid fats when they heat these fats they last much longer, whereas, if you bought, you know cultured Butter, it ferments naturally over a period of time, and it’s something your body is supposed to be.
You know consuming. You know natural fermented, bacteria and enzymes. You know if that is the. If the supermarket stuff is your only option by all means, and it’s your only source of fat, you can use it, but I would not be confident in the vitamin content of it. Nor would I be content in near the absence of rancidity or negative inflammatory factors. Maybe even some degree of histamine intolerance so keep that in mind when you’re buying butter from the supermarket – and you know I mean this stuff – isn’t cheap.
You know it’s ten to twelve dollars a pound depending on where you are so. There are definitely cheaper sources of high-quality fat that most people can find access to. Overall, it’s just one of those foods that is so delicious, it’s so tasty, and it’s amazing that it’s good for you, since I am allergic to their. What I actually do is, I usually take this and I put it in a dehydrator at a very low temperature and I pretty much make it into a raw clarified butter.
So I preserve the enzymes by keeping it raw, but I remove the casting protein that can cause inflammation for me. So thank you guys for reading. If you guys would like to support the blog, please subscribe and share the article there’s a bunch of stuff you guys can check out in the description and if any of that interests you from patreon to my Amazon shop to social media, if you guys do want To reach out to me for one-on-one consultations, you could reach out to me, through the contact form on my website or directly Frank, a to find out at gmail.
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