Many of you may have heard that eating butter is bad for your diet. Just by looking at the stick of butter alone it looks as if it would have no benefit for the body. Well if you believe that there are no benefits of eating butter then you may be slightly wrong. If you use the right butter then there may be health benefits. Just like there is grass fed beef there is also grass fed butter that can actually be health-promoting in a variety of ways.
Butter is a dairy product that is created by churning fresh or fermented cream to separate the butterfat from the buttermilk. The most common source of butter is cows but it is possible to make butter from the milk of other mammals like goats, sheep, buffalo and yaks. The color of butter can also help you choose which one is healthier to consume. The color can range from a stark white to deep yellow and it is said that the more yellow the butter the better. Yellow butter signifies that the cow or other mammals used have been grass fed.
So why is grass-fed butter healthier than the standard butter?
Many people stay away from butter because they are concerned about the calories and carbs it contains but just to let you know butter has no carbs! When it comes to calories, grass fed butter is said to be more nutritious than the standard butter. Studies have shown that the milk from grass-fed cows is significantly richer in fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins. This means that the butter made from the milk of grass-fed cows is also higher in all of this good stuff.
People are often terrified of saturated fat, but when saturated fat is obtained from healthy sources in moderation, like grass-fed butter and coconut oil, it provides the body much-needed fuel and helps with blood sugar stability. So butter may not provide you with protein or fiber, but it also doesn’t contain any sugar, carbs or health-hazardous trans fats.
Kerrygold butter is said to be one of the tastiest butters that can also be found at your local Healthy Home Market and Farm 2 Family Foods. You can use grass fed butter to cook with, spread on toast and even add to your coffee.
Here is a helpful tip:
Adding grass fed butter to your coffee boosts energy and promotes weight loss.
Now that you know there is a healthy side to consuming butter, use wisely without feeling guilty!