"Eat butter first, and eat it last, and live till a hundred years be past."
–Old Dutch proverb
Whether sweet, salted, spread, slathered, melted, browned, clarified, whipped or whatever other form it comes in…bring on the butter!
After many years of being maligned, butter is now considered better, even healthy. After all it’s real food, not processed like margarine.
Butter, raw being preferable, in combination with other essential fatty acids promotes longevity, hormone balance, heart health, sharp vision, glowing moist skin and energy. But there’s more…
Butter has fat soluble vitamins that can improve sexual health. In fact, rates of sexual dysfunction and sterility increased dramatically with the decline of butter consumption. Butter may even promote fertility in women
Butter contains a rare hormone-like substance that can only be found in butter and cream. It is called the Wulzen factor which protects against calcification, the cause of arthritis, hardening of the arteries and cataracts.
Butter is rich in essential minerals like manganese, zinc, copper and selenium all of which are improtant in maintaining bone health. The vitamin D found in butter is essential to absorption of calcium, also good for bone health not to mention anti-carcenogenic. And which also helps prevent tooth decay.
Butter contains high levels of carotene which convert to disease-fighting compounds that boost the immune system.
The 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..
Butter actually works to improve cardiovascular health. It contains HDL (good) cholesterol. It gets its bad name as it also contains some bad cholesterol. Good thing it has the good stuuf to combat that. The raw form of butter has higher levesl of HDL.
It is a source of Activator X, which helps your body absorb minerals.
It is a source of iodine in highly absorbable form.
It 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.
Butter rotects against gastrointestinal infections in the very young or the elderly.
And the list goes on...
Butter sounds like the new super food! Almost too good to be true! As with anything, it should probably be consumed with some restraint (hard to do I know) as it is mainly composed of fats.
And nothing else is a substitute for the taste of butter. It adds a richness and flavor to food that creates visceral, sensual pleasure. My current favorite is French butter. The best butter I ever had was the salted butter from from the outdoor market in Antibes, France. In my opinion, butter should be its own food group.
Butter me up. Please!