Digging Into Real Food ~ Real Butter

by Merissa on June 1, 2011

in Personal

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We've used real butter for years. Several years ago I decided to cut out any hydrogenated oils out of our diet. That pretty much excludes any kind or margaine. Here are several other different reasons why we've stuck to real butter.

  1. Butter is a real food made from a real product(cream), whereas margarine is a processed food, made from separating oils into a spreadable form.
  2. Healthy oils and fats are excellent for your skin.
  3. Butter is full of Vitamin A which is essential for a healthy thyroid.
  4. Butter contains maybe anti-oxidents that help protect against free radical damage and weakening arteries.
  5. The saturated fats in butter have strong anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.
  6. Real butter prevents calcification in joints, hardening in arteries, and more.
  7. Butter is an excellent source or iodine and Activator X which helps your body absorb minerals.
  8. Butter is excellent in helping fertility and is good for the growing baby.

Like we talked about in the Raw Milk article, pasturization destroys some of the helpful bacteria in butter, however the sale of raw butter is prohibited in most of the states. The only way to make truely raw butter is to make it from the cream of raw milk.(I do this every week!)

Since we've been eating real butter for so long I can't remember the exact effects of what it did for our health but all those reasons listed above are enough reasons for me to continue to use it in our diet! I also use butter instead of shortening in any recipe(works the same).

One other thing, I used to only buy unsalted butter, however I've noticed recently that they add "natural flavorings" to unsalted vs salted, which can be another word for MSG, so now we stay away from unsalted and stick with the salted and don't add the salt in recipes.

Learn more about real foods and natural living!

Do you eat real butter or margarine? If you eat margarine, what's your reasoning behind it? Cost?

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1 Lana June 1, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Margarines have changed in the last few years and not all of them are bad for you anymore. Many are made with nonhydrogenated oils and good fats and a few are even free of artificial ingredients.

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2 Kimberley Fradette January 30, 2013 at 9:58 am

Margarine is only 2 chemcials shy away from being PLASTIC.

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3 Jasanna September 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

Where do you get your real butter? Are you talking about organic butter? I want to try to find this at a good price and make some butter oil…

http://www.munchtalk.net/

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4 Merissa September 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I either make it with the cream from the raw milk I get or settle for second best which is hormone-free butter.

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