ModerationNow, all of this is not to say that eating loads and loads of butter – say, in the quantity that we often do in North America – is good for you. Your heart needs saturated fat to function well, but we're talking about high qualitysaturated fats and a moderate amount of them.
But What Type Of Butter Should You Use?This is where it gets a lot more complicated than "Which is better, margarine or butter?" Luckily, science has the answer. Raw, organic butter from pastured cows is the kind of butter you want. Here's why:
- It contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA is used in the treatment of cancer, obesity and problematic weight loss, all of which are major factors leading to heart disease.
- It contains 4% butyric acid, which prevents the growth of tumors. It can also help the immune system.
- Vitamin K2 is another healthy part of raw, organic butter. It pulls calcium out of your bloodstream and into bone cells, where it needs to be.