According to some recent studies, the common belief that butter contributes to high cholesterol, obesity, and heart disease is not true. The findings suggest that butter actually has positive effects on our health when eaten in moderation. This is due to the high content of healthy saturated fats, vitamin, A, vitamin E, vitamin K2, and fatty acids. There are also studies which suggest that butter can even lower the risk of heart attack and obesity.

However, a very big problem is that most people usually forget about the fact that there is an enormous difference between organic or grass-fed butter and plain old butter and they usually buy the cheaper non-organic version, which doesn’t have the same health benefits as grass-fed butter.

The Difference between Organic and Conventional Butter!

The nutrient content, as well as the levels of harmful toxins and hormones in butter, depends on the diet and lifestyle of cows.

The worst fact about conventional butter is that it is one of the worst sources of bioaccumulative toxins in the Western diet. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, around 35% of dioxin intake in every adult comes from dairy products. The percentage is even higher in children. Dioxins are a type of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic pollutants (also known as PBTs) that can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere hormones, and may even cause cancer.

What Non-Organic Cows Eat?

Most dairy cattle which are used to produce butter, milk and cheese are fed with GMO corn and soy. There are also some farmers who fatten the cows by giving them additional sugar from GMO sugar beets. Their food also contains added protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, and conjugated linoleic acid from genetically modified (GMO) canola because they don’t get these nutrients naturally. This practically means than conventionally raised cows only eat GMO food created in laboratories.

Additionally, non-organic cows are also given hormones to artificially trigger or prolong lactation. That’s why non-organic dairy products are rich in dangerous growth hormones such as insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which is linked to breast and prostate cancers.

Conventional butter usually contains a higher amount of fat due to the unbalanced and unnatural diet of the cows.

More Reasons to Eat Grass-Fed Butter:

  • It is one of the best sources of vitamin K2, which is known to improve heart health
  • It contains a higher amount of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
  • It is rich in butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid that boosts energy levels, increases insulin sensitivity, improves memory and mental health and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Grass-fed butter also contains other vitamins, minerals, raw fats, amino acids, and proteins.


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