While it’s slowly being realized that butter is healthy, there are still people who buy the non-organic type because it is cheaper.
Also, the nutritional value depends on the way the animals are raised because fatty acid composition of butterfat varies according to the animal’s diet.
Being a food that is mostly consisted of butter, it is the most concentrated food source of bioaccumulative toxins. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Evaluation to Measure Persistant Bioaccumulative Toxic Pollutants in Cow Milk,
“The US EPA estimates that approximately 35% of an adult’s daily intake of dioxins is derived from dairy products. The percentage for children is even higher. Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic pollutants (PBTs), including dioxins, bioaccumulate through the food chain and ultimately result in low-level contamination in most animal fats. It is important to understand the PBT levels in milk, as milk fat may be one of the highest dietary sources of PBT exposure. Analysis of milk also allows the opportunity to investigate geographic variability, as milk is produced and distributed on a regional scale.”
“Conventional dairy cow feed is sometimes fortified with additional protein, omega-3 fatty acids and CLA from GMO rapeseed (canola) because the cows are not getting these nutrients naturally from the grass. GMO alfalfa hay is also commonly fed to cows. So basically, conventionally raised cows are almost entirely getting their food from GMOs – food that was created in a laboratory, that hasn’t been tested long term, but has produced horrific results in several alarming animal studies,” writes Food Babe.
Furthermore, dairy products like regular butter are high in insulin-like growth factor 1 or IGF-1, which is a growth hormone that functions like insulin in the body. IGF-1 exposure is linked with hormone-dependent conditions like acne, and breast and prostate cancers. IGF-1 exposure is especially bad in the case of cancer as it appears to promote the development of the disease.
Regular consumption of butter can also increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. According to a study conducted by the State University of New York’s School of Medicine, consuming regular butter leads to increased blood pressure and increased cholesterol in healthy men and it has much worse effects on hypercholesterolaemic people
Here are the reasons why you should start consuming organic butter:
- Rich in more than 60 digestive enzymes, growth factors, and immunoglobulins (antibodies)
- Grass-Fed Butter is high in Vitamin-K2, The missing nutrient that de-calcifies your arteries
- Perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats.
- Full of anti-inflammatory fatty acid called butyrate.
Butyeric acid is a short chain fatty acid made of 4 carbon atoms. It’s one of the main sources of energy for intestinal cells, keeping colon cells healthy.
- Contains raw fats, amino acids, and proteins in a highly bioavailable form
- Rich in vitamins (A, B, C, D, E, and K) in highly bioavailable forms, and a very balanced blend of minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron) whose absorption is enhanced by live lactobacilli