This butter (and all dairy from Miller's Organic Farm) is from 100% grass-fed cows. This is key in obtaining butter rich in vitamins like A, D, and K2.
THE IMPORTANCE OF REAL BUTTER
Despite the mainstream medical establishment's decades-long campaign to blame butter for a host of diseases, the science says otherwise. In fact, it's packed with a host of nutrients that benefit nearly every system of your body.
Real butter is a rich source of easily absorbed vitamin A, a must-have for a wide range of functions, from maintaining good vision to keeping your hormones in healthy balance. And K2, also known as the "X factor" nutrient by Dr. Weston A Price. K2 is essential for optimum growth and often found missing in infants and children causing dental deformities. Read more about health benefits of butter from the Weston A. Price Foundation
It also contains a variety of fat-soluble vitamins in abundance, including vitamin E, crucial to maintaining good vision as you age, and vitamin D, a potent cancer fighter that keeps your mood up and your bones strong.
Butter is rich in trace minerals, especially selenium, a powerful antioxidant. Ounce for ounce, butter has more selenium per gram than either whole wheat or garlic. It's also a rich source of iodine and vitamin A, both vital to the optimal function of the thyroid gland.
It also happens that butter has significant amounts of a number of healthy fatty acids, including:
• Butyric acid-Your colon needs this as a critical energy source. It also happens to be a potent anti-carcinogen.
• Lauric acid-A medium chain fatty acid, this is a potent antimicrobial and antifungal compound.
• Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)-Provides excellent protection against cancer.
Butter also has small but equal amounts of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, the essential fatty acids. In the right ratio, these prevent heart disease and keep your brain and nervous system in lifelong good health.
But here's the kicker: range-fed cows yield especially high levels of CLA and other nutrients, as opposed to their commercial cousins. It really does pay to get your butter from a cow that has been fed properly-on grasses and nothing else.
So the next time you're considering a healthy source of fat to spread on toast or cook with, try a little grass-fed butter. Grass-fed is best.
P.W. Parodi. "Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Other Anticarcinogenic Agents of Bovine Milk Fat." Journal of Dairy Science. 82(6):1339-1349.
Editor's Note: Dr Sears is a practicing physician and the author of The Doctor's Heart Cure. He has written over 500 articles and seven books in the fields of alternative medicine, anti-aging, physical fitness, nutritional supplementation and heart health.
Author of The Doctor's Heart Cure