Why Butter is a Better Choice

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I like coffee. I take that back. I like coffee as long as it comes with cream and sugar. Last fall I confessed my guilty pleasure to my chiropractor, Dr. Miro Bandalo, and he asked if I had ever tried Bulletproof coffee.

So I did some reading on bulletproof coffee and learned about Kerrygold butter from grass-fed cows. I picked up some butter from our local grocery and our lives haven’t been the same since.

In fact, we love Kerrygold butter. Although we encourage you to consume in moderation, we may or may not apply it to our bread like frosting on a cake. Don’t judge us until you’ve tried it.

Why grass-fed butter?

  • I discovered that in 1910 butter consumption was 18 pounds per capita and mortality from heart disease was below 10 percent. In 2000, butter consumption was less than 4 pounds per capita and mortality from heart disease was between 40 and 45 percent. Although it may not be a direct cause and effect, it’s something to take into consideration.
  • Several studies indicate countries where cows are mostly grass-fed, high-fat dairy products were associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.

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Butter is, without a doubt, better than margarine.

  • According to Dr. Mercola, the unnatural, manufactured trans fats in margarine are formed through the process of hydrogenation, which changes vegetable oil into a solid fat. Trans fat lowers your good cholesterol (HDL) and raises your bad cholesterol (LDL).
  • Several other reasons to avoid margarine are synthetic vitamins, bleach, artificial colors, and preservatives.
  • Butter is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that your body needs.

Have you made the switch?

For those of you that have switched to butter, tell us why in the comments section below! And if you’re a fellow Kerrygold lover, say hello! 

Sources

Diet Heart Publishing http://www.dietheartpublishing.com/diet-heart-timeline

Authority Nutrition  http://authoritynutrition.com/grass-fed-butter-superfood-for-the-heart/

Dr. Mercola http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/12/07/why-is-butter-better.aspx

The Mayo Clinic  http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/trans-fat/art-20046114

Dr. Axe http://draxe.com/top-8-health-benefits-of-butter/

Casey Bresnahan
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