Unlike what most of us believe, butter is actually a much better form of fat than most other things. Of course, we are not promoting food dripping with butter, but an optimum amount can actually pave way for a healthy you and keep you away from obesity or heart diseases. Other than making you look like a master chef by adding a dollop, here comes butter as a health food. Let us look at butter's new role!
A Good Source of Fatty Acids
Butter is a good dietary source of butyrate (about 3-4 per cent), the four-carbon fatty acid, and it is formed when the bacteria in the colon comes in contact with the dietary fiber. Butyrate is anti-inflammatory and protects the digestive system. This fatty acid derives its name from butter.
Rich In Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Butter is a storehouse of a lot of fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamins A, E and K2.
Vitamin K2 has powerful effects on health, but is quite rare in the food we mostly eat.
It boosts calcium metabolism, and a low intake can lead to serious diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis.
Lowers Heart Attack Risk
We all have grown up hearing recommendations to replace our beloved butter with margarine. But the truth is that margarine contains highly processed transfat, which are toxic and can significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Research has shown that health food butter can reduce the risk of heart disease by more than 50 per cent.
Lowers The Risk Of Obesity
Butter surely has higher calories than most other things, but that does not mean it is associated to obesity. In fact, research has shown that high-fat dairy does not increase risk of metabolic disease and is actually associated with a significantly reduced risk of obesity.