Are you one of the millions of people that fall for the Medias push for a low fat diet?
Listen, butter is one of the most beneficial super foods that you can eat.
Why people are avoiding it?
I have no idea, but I’m here to tell you the truth about butter and than you be the judge.
The History of Butter
Butter has been around of thousands of years. It dates back to 2,000 years before Christ and was first mentioned in the sacred song of the dwellers of Asiatic India.
A surprising fact about butter is that it wasn’t just used for cooking, it fueled lamps and was used for medicinal purposes ; it was even shipped from India to ports of the Red Sea for trading.
It was only until recent that butter has been demonized as the culprit to heart disease.
Ever since the early 1920’s butter has been labeled as “bad”.
This is far from the truth. Actually butter helps prevent heart disease, surprised?
Butter is a good source of fat soluble vitamins; the most important being K2.
Vitamin K2 is not a well known vitamin and because of that it is very scarce in the modern diet. Hence why heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in America.
A study called the Rotterdam study examined the effects of vitamin K2 on heart disease. What they found was that those who had the highest intake of vitamin K2 had over a 50% lower risk of dying from heart disease.
I don’t know about you but I think that’s a pretty significant decrease for that study not to be known or taught in schools.
Another reason why vitamin K2 is so important is because it is related to calcium metabolism. Since most peoples bodies are in an acidic state due to diets that are high in sugars and grains calcium tends to leach out of bones to try to alkalize the body; all this leaching leads to osteoporosis and the calcium that has been leached out can get into the arteries and cause plaque buildup which we all know leads to heart disease.
Eating a good source of vitamin K2 is the best way to prevent these things from happening.
So what’s the best source of vitamin K2?
The best way to get vitamin K2 is through animal fats; butter being the best source.
But Josh, isn’t butter high in saturated fats?
Butter is indeed high in saturated fats, around 63% of the fatty acids in butter are saturated, but if you’ve been reading my articles you’d know that saturated fats aren’t the problem when it comes to heart disease.
The saturated fats from butter can actually raise HDL (good cholesterol) and it even changes small, dense LDL (bad cholesterol) into large buoyant LDL (this has no effect on heart disease risk).
Unfortunately a large percent of the population has no idea about the health benefits of grass fed butter and this is partly due to why heart disease is the number 1 killer in America.
Do yourself a favor and start eating butter from grass fed cows. My favorite brand is
Talk to you later,