RAW BUTTER IS THE BOMB
RAW BUTTER IS THE BOMB
If you’re someone who’s been keeping up to speed on the health benefits of implementing a little (or a lot) of an authentic keto into the mix of your eating regime, chances are fairly strong that you’ve been adding some butter into your day to day.
Butter, aside from tasting delicious when properly sourced, has a long list of health benefits, including (1):
- Contains Lauric Acid (also found in breast milk and coconut oil), great for gut health
- A great source of healthy cholesterol, fatty acids, antioxidants, and also helps with nutrient absorption.
- Raw Butter Contains a Lot of Healthy Saturated Fats
- Don’t forget, we need saturated fats and that we’ve been eating saturated fats for years. Even human breast milk is 50% saturated fat! And the brain is comprised of 60% fat. Doctors and scientists have now confirmed that you can rebuild your brain, simply by eating these healthy fats (2).
In addition, butter may be tolerated by those you cannot eat other types of dairy; often the negative side effects felt from consuming other dairy products results from a reaction to casein or lactose, found in all dairy apart from butter and heavy cream.
Heavy cream and butter contain virtually no casein or lactose, and most people can consume these with no problems, including some who follow an auto immune protocol of eating.
Now what about raw versus regular? Is there that much of a difference?
Real. raw milk that has been produced under sanitary and healthy conditions is a safe and healthy food (3).
- Raw milk may help relieve asthma and allergies
- Raw milk contains enzymes and encourages beneficial bacteria that contribute to easy digestion and ensure that all the vitamins and minerals are absorbed. Pasteurization warps and distorts the enzymes and other proteins in milk so that the body thinks they are foreign, and has to mount an immune response. This makes pasteurized milk very difficult to digest. In fact, the market for fluid milk has been declining at 1 percent per year for the past thirty years. Fewer and fewer people can digest processed milk.
Raw dairy, however, can be hard to come by; raw milk can be sold in stores in ten states and purchased at the farm in about 28 states. Raw milk is available as pet food in four states, and through cow- and herd-share agreements in several other states.
In no state is it illegal to purchase, possess or consume raw milk.
So how do we maintain the nutritional integrity of raw dairy if we want to use it to add into our hot beverages, be it tea, coffee or bone broth, without destroying all the health benefits?
Hot coffee is brewed between 155-175 degrees Fahrenheit and cools down quickly enough not to conduct any damage to the raw dairy products , which occurs when heated above 102 degrees Fahrenheit for a prolonged period of time (4).
Bottom line – raw butter is brain food, great for your gut and can be a great go-to in your daily eating regime.
By the way, did you know that Tibetan monks have long been putting yak butter into their tea prior to trekking for days on end?
There’s a long standing history to adding fat to a hot, caffeinated beverage and allowing that to sustain us.
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