Why Butter Is Good For You

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In the 50s and 60s the American government went on a campaign against dietary fats. Representatives of the American Heart Association appeared on national television to inform the general public that the consumption of butter, lard, eggs, and beef leads to coronary heart disease.

The man responsible for this movement was Ancel Keys, an American scientist who dedicated his life to studying the effects of diet on health. He conducted the Seven Countries Study, which followed more than 10,000 men spread out over the United States, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, and Japan. Over 40 years, the study found that the risk and rates of heart attack and stroke was related to the level of total serum cholesterol. Dr. Keys concluded that saturated fats (like those found in butter) were responsible for these results. Sounds good, right? But there’s just one thing . . .

Ancel Keys got it all wrong – and you’re paying the price

That’s the bold statement the Bulletproof Executive and upcoming author of the Better Baby Book, Dave Asprey, made on his most recent campaign in educating the masses about the nutritional benefits of butter. Some of you may have wrinkled your noses when, in his talks with WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean, Dave mentioned using butter as a snack for his kids. It wasn’t a fluke. Dave is a strong proponent of organic butter from grass-fed animals. Here are some of the benefits of butter:

So if you’ve cut out butter from your life for health reasons, maybe it’s time to reconsider. Check out the full infographic below and don’t forget to head over to The Bulletproof Executive’s site for more tips on achieving a state of high performance.

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paleoinpdx says:

Thanks for posting this! I love butter and eat it pretty much every day. I’m up on all the benefits to eating it, plus it tastes so darn good! Kerrygold is my favorite 🙂