Butter up your health

Dairy is good for you

Research proves that cows fed on grass rather than corn or grain produce milk which contains more vital vitamins and minerals, making butter a healthy option.
For many years we have been led to believe that butter is bad for us and that we should rather switch to commercially produced margarine.
Well, ‘they’ got it wrong.
The good news is butter is by far the healthier option and studies have shown that margarine actually raises one’s risk of heart attack, while butter does not.

Butter is loaded with fat-soluble vitamins such as A and D which help aid absorption of nutrients and calcium in the body.
Vitamin A supports the thyroid and adrenal glands and also improves the body’s immunity and can help reduce cancer cell growth. Furthermore, it will keep your muscles strong and improve bone density, which is important as you grow older.
Dairy products from grass-fed cows is particularly rich in vitamin K2 which helps prevent tooth decay, is good for blood clotting and may reduce the risk of heart attacks.
According to a study published by the American Diabetes Association, sodium butyrate, which is found in real dairy cheese and butter, has been linked to an improved response to insulin in patients with diabetes.
And in actual fact, butter should help you lose weight because it keeps you feeling full for longer and helps reduce cravings.
It appears that the butter myth has been thoroughly debunked and the old ad tagline, ‘Good, better, butter’ is spot-on.
With this in mind, toss out the margarine, improve your family’s health and feed them fresh, farm butter.
Along with a plethora of other essentials, your local Spar stocks a wide range of real dairy products, including yoghurt, butter and cheese.
References: Authority Nutrition, Hello Doctor, Empowered Sustenance, Huffington Post

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