Let’s talk about butter and why it’s really essential for healing and adding to your diet!
Butter is something we are all familiar with but I find that oftentimes we think butter is the same thing as margarine. But a simple glance at the side of the container will tell you if it’s butter or not. If it’s butter, it should say cream and salt, not a list of 50-plus different ingredients! This one distinction is a huge one in the way of your health!
Fat is an essential nutrient and you can’t live without it. 60 % of our brain is fat! It is also required for a lot of the absorption of the food that we take in. It has a ton of different fat-soluble vitamins that are really key for a lot of other processes in the body. Vitamins like A, D, E, and K are really crucial to mineral balance in general.
Fat plays a crucial role in digestive, immune, endocrine, and cardiovascular functions. So in other words, butter helps your heart, brain, muscles, and sex drive or even kills cancer.
That should be reason enough for you to consider eating more of the real thing!!!
If we don’t consume these healthy fats, and we consume in place of them something like margarine, not only do they lack these vital nutrients, they can actually withdraw nutrients from the body and promote fat deposition over fat utilization.
If you want to balance your hormones make sure you are eating butter! Throw out the margarine and highly processed oils, just replace them with butter then your mind and body will thank you:)
Butter is a prime vehicle to help aid in the absorption of nutrients in the body.
Adding it to your dishes while cooking will help your body absorbs those nutrients better and even balance out your blood sugar without causing you inflammation unlike margarine and other inflammatory oils.
You need to go and check out which oil you are bringing into your home to cook with. It’s so important to look at the ingredient label to see which oils are added to different processed food we eat. Canola oil is a big additive in healthier processed snacks. Be aware of what’s in your food and prioritize choosing real, whole foods over processed ones!
Here’s my recommendation for best oils to cook with:
- For baking: use organic butter or organic, unrefined coconut oil
- For stir-frying, tempuras or sautéing: ghee, tallow or coconut oil work well
- Higher temperatures: use organic, unrefined coconut oil, ghee or tallow.
- Moderate temperatures: use olive oil or avocado oil
- For cold preparation (i.e. salad dressings or dribbled on grains and veggies): use olive oil, or avocado oil. You never want to heat these oils and always keep them refrigerated.
- For spread on veggies, breads and grains: butter, olive oil