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Sep
21

Butter is Brain Food:)

This is a very nice, concise list of the benefits of real butter (preferable raw, organic) from an article at the Body Ecology website.  For more information on butter, go to the Weston A Price website.  If you become a “member,” tell them I sent you:) I buy butter at US Wellness Meats (please use the link on my products page to order from them), Texas Daily Harvest and sometimes at the local farmers markets. If I don’t buy raw at those places, I buy organic at the grocery store.  In a side-by-side taste test, I prefer more expensive butter.  That doesn’t mean that’s what I buy exclusively, but I DO when I want to really enjoy the flavor.  The cultured one is the most healthy.

  • Butter is rich in the most easily absorbable form of Vitamin A necessary for thyroid and adrenal health.
  • Contains lauric acid, important in treating fungal infections and candida.
  • Contains lecithin, essential for cholesterol metabolism.
  • Contains anti-oxidants that protect against free radical damage.
  • Has anti-oxidants that protect against weakening arteries.
  • Is a great source of Vitamins E and K.
  • Is a very rich source of the vital mineral selenium.
  • Saturated fats in butter have strong anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.
  • Butter contains conjugated linoleic acid, which is a potent anti-cancer agent, muscle builder, and immunity booster
  • Vitamin D found in butter is essential to absorption of calcium.
  • Protects against tooth decay.
  • Is your only source of an anti-stiffness factor, which protects against calcification of the joints.
  • Anti-stiffness factor in butter also prevents hardening of the arteries, cataracts, and calcification of the pineal gland.
  • Is a source of Activator X, which helps your body absorb minerals.
  • Is a source of iodine in highly absorbable form.
  • May promote fertility in women.
  • Is a source of quick energy, and is not stored in our bodies adipose tissue.
  • Cholesterol found in butterfat is essential to children’s brain and nervous system development.
  • Contains Arachidonic Acid (AA) which plays a role in brain function and is a vital component of cell membranes.
  • Protects against gastrointestinal infections in the very young or the elderly.