Butter has been enjoyed for thousands of years by traditional cultures. These cultures were people like those in Olde England, those in the primitive Swiss villages and even the Mongolians whose staple diet was milk products and meat. It is a natural healthy fat and when consumed as raw butter has several health benefits. It is not the bad fat it has been made out to be. In fact, those that eat margarine have twice the heart disease as those that eat butter. So how can butter make us healthier?
o It’s loaded with vitamins A, D, K and E. Butter is the best source of vitamin A because it is more easily assimilated than from other food sources.
o It protects against degenerative arthritis. This is called the Wulzen Factor which is only in raw butter, whole milk and cream. This protects the arteries, the pineal gland and prevents cataracts.
o It has vitamin K2. This is essential for treating arthritis, osteoporosis, tooth decay, TB, emphysema and asthma. Vitamin K2 is also found in organ meats, fish eggs and cod liver oil. These foods were sacred to primitive and traditional cultures for their health giving properties.
o It also has CLA which is Conjugated Linoleic Acid. CLA protects against cancer. It is only found in butter from cows that are grass fed. If cows are fed processed grains or dry hay it doesn’t have CLA in it.
Remember, these health benefits are in raw butter from cows on pasture. The rich nutrients from spring and fall grasses are the contributing factors for healthy meat and milk products from cows and other animals used for milk. Butter was an essential fat for these cultures. These people did not eat polyunsaturated fats like we do today. In fact, they were strong and healthy and the heart disease and other diseases we have today were rare in their cultures.
Shanna Ohmes has studied herbs, nutrition, healthy eating, and naturalist studies through courses and self-study for 10 years. She has applied her knowledge with her family, friends, pets and livestock.
(C)2009 Shanna Ohmes