I know you are probably trying to reconcile the idea of “butter” and “good” being in the same sentence. We have been told lots of stories on the woes of butter and what it will do to you. I thought the same thing, until I was educated on what is the real culprit behind obesity, cancer, inflammation, diabetes, etc, and it is not what you think. I think everyone succumbs to a certain philosophy when it comes to overall healthy eating, and I hope the one you choose is based on research and not what the SAD diet dictates to you (standard American diet). If you study disease trends in the eastern world, alot of them road on the coat tails of the western diet being introduced. My philosophy is that fruits, vegetables, grassfed meats and dairy are good for me. I believe in the tenets of the Mediterranean, Paleolithic, low carbohydrate, and vegetarian way of eating. I believe in the science of food and how it works in synergy with other foods.
So what did I learn? I learned that eggs are good for you, the yolk is good for brain health. I learned that “sugar” is the culprit behind obesity, cancer, diabetes, rather than the scapegoat guy, “butter.” I learned the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed when it comes to meats and dairy. Our bodies need good fats for energy on a cellular level, and grassfed butter is a good fat! It is loaded with omega-3s, has cancer fighting CLA, and is more nutrient dense. One look at grassfed butter versus grainfed and you will note the deeper yellow color and smooth texture. One taste, and you will definitely note the superior quality of what a supreme butter experience should be.
I love Kerrygold brand of butter and cheeses, products from cows in Ireland fed off of beautiful green pastures. Their products are top quality, and the Dubliner cheese will knock your socks off. It tastes like a cross between cheddar and parmesan, and can be used in a variety of ways. For the best deals, you can find both at Sam’s Club or Costco rather inexpensive. It is so concentrated in flavor that you will find you don’t have to use much to impart that little something extra in your dishes. You can also find Kerrygold products in your local grocery stores.
Attached is an article for you to enjoy on the “grassfed” difference which I found most interesting. And remember, everything does taste better with grassfed butter…See you next time!