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Junkified Foods Kill (Butter?)

Butter: A product claiming to be “better than butter”. This was essentially crappy margarine which is loaded with highly processed and deadly trans fats, yet it had the nerve to claim it was “better than butter”. Don’t fall for it! Even low quality butter is better for you than any margarine on the market. One problem with butter are the pesticides and hormones frequently found within from improperly raised cows. For this reason, it’s always a good choice to go with organic butter, and if you can find grass-fed butter, then I would even say it can be healthy for you. Grass-fed butter is higher in the natural form of beneficial conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). In fact, adding a little butter to your steamed vegetables helps your body to absorb more of the vitamins and minerals in the veggies. Also, due to the content of stable saturated fats in butter, this makes butter one of the best oils to cook with. Oils that are high in polyunsaturated fats such as soy, corn, safflower (and even flax) are the worst to cook with due to the highly unstable nature of their chemistry. I have a fully comprehensive article on which oils are healthiest for cooking and which are not based on their chemistry. Another point… the saturated fat in butter is NOT bad for you. I’ve already beaten a dead horse with that topic in previous blogs, but again, more detailed articles about that topic are found at my site.

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