When we think of a “healthy” diet, there is one thing almost everyone believes to be true: Butter is bad. Whether they're considering their arteries or their waistline, butter has gotten a bad rap for the past 50 years. But times, they are a’changin, and dairy products like butter are becoming increasingly nutrient-rich, thanks to the growing grass-fed cow industry. Research has found that feeding cows grass rather than corn or grain not only produces leaner, more nutrient-rich meat, but also more vitamin- and mineral-dense milk, meaning healthier butter.
Now, that’s not to say that butter doesn’t have its issues. It’s still high in saturated fat and shouldn’t be consumed in large quantities – particularly if you’re prone to high cholesterol or at risk for heart disease – but these lesser-known benefits may help you feel less guilty when you indulge in a golden pat or two >>