Science: Grass-Fed Butter Eaters Have Fewer Heart Attacks

Did you know that butter is one of the healthiest fats on the planet? Well yes, butter it’s not just a big pile of yellow-colored fat. There are many important nutrients in butter and some of these nutrients have powerful biological effects. But, you should know that this depends on the type of butter and these nutrients depend on what the cows eat.

Butter From Grass-Fed Cows is a Major Source of Heart-Healthy Nutrients

Butterfat or butter is basically milk fat. Butter contains almost 400 different fatty acids and a good amount of fat-soluble vitamins. As we said, butter contains high amounts of fatty acids, which are more than just energy sources – some of these fatty acids have powerful biological activity. Some of the butter’s fatty acids can affect our physiology and biochemistry in some way and they can provide many health benefits.

Butter contains high amounts of the CLA fatty acid – Conjugated Linoleic Acid. CLA is a popular fat loss supplement and a recent study has found that this fatty acid has powerful effects on the human health. But, did you know that the grass-fed butter has 5 times more CLA than butter from grain-fed cows? We can also say that the butter from grass-fed cows contains more Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin K2, compared to butter from grain-fed cows. As you can see, the butter from grass-fed cows is much better and much healthier than the butter from grain-fed cows.

Butter Contains Saturated Fat, But Who Cares?

People think that butter is unhealthy, because it contains high amounts of saturated fat. But, this is actually an un-valid argument against butter, because the saturated fat myth has been “busted” in the last few years. There were 2 major studies on this subject and they both included hundreds of thousands of people. These studies have found that there is no link between saturated fat consumption and heart disease.
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