I LOVE BUTTER
I mean its delicious, it makes other food taste delicious, it’s all natural, it’s packed with vitamin A, D, E and K2 (K2 has been associated with protecting against cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis), it contains lots of healthy saturated fats and very little polyunsaturated fats (research shows that to much polyunsaturated fats found in vegetable oils is simply not good for you). Oh, and did I mention it is delicious?!
I prefer butter to margarine because I trust cows more than I do scientists. So does ants apparently, because if you put butter on one plate and margarine on another and leave them outside, all the ants will hang out on the butter plate, because they don’t like chemically produced ‘food’. If you want to know how margarine is made, click here. It is quite a process, and I wouldn’t call it very natural?! How can something so artificial be better for us than natural butter?
To make butter, you take cream and whisk/shake it until it separates. You take the hard bits and get rid of the watery part, mix in some salt if you prefer and tadaaaa, you’ve got butter. Simplified, but that’s really how you make it. I learned to make it when I was five years old, it’s that easy! And natural. And delicious.
If you would like to know more about why butter is good for you and why low fat diets are no good for you, I would recommend reading Christine Cronau’s book The Fat Revolution. She is one of the biggest pro butter people I know of in Australia and she writes in a way that is fun and easy to understand. If you think low fat is not for you, take a look at her book!
Butter is a big part of my everyday food, I guess you can call my food LCHF, or Low Carb High Fat. That doesn’t mean I follow a plan or never eat certain products. To much of anything is good for nothing. I eat when I am hungry and I eat until I am full. I eat lots of vegetables, I eat fish and I eat red meat. I fry most things in butter. Sometimes in Coconut Butter (more about this later). Sometimes I eat chocolate (who doesn’t?!) and Greek Sweets. I follow the simple principle, if it makes you feel good, it can’t be that bad for you!
Butter is classified as a superfood by many and I am hoping more will follow. Butter is good for you and all natural. Margarine is artificial and is good for nothing. Bottom line.