YES, butter (preferably from grass-fed cows smile emoticon ) is healthy for you!
I am posting this article to debunk all of the horrible myths about dietary fats and to set the record straight. Since the mid 1980's, when for political and financial reasons the USDA began harping on fats while promoting a high carbohydrate, low-fat diet (now the main contributor to many diseases including Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, and more), fats have gotten a bad rep.
The truth about fats is that they are absolutely vital and necessary to our health.
Good natural fats, including butter, tallow, lard, poultry fats, fish fats, coconut, olive oil, flax oil, and others, give us the following amazing health benefits:
*Your brain is mostly fat! Healthy fats promote memory, thinking, cognition, and better nervous system function
*Prevents loss of bone density and osteoporosis
*Are antifungal/antiviral/antibacterial and improve immune system
*Lowers risk of heart disease and balances cholesterol
*Increases life expectancy
Fats to avoid? All hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils, industrially processed oils including soy, corn, safflower, and cottonseed oils, and fats and oils, especially vegetable oils, heated to high temperatures during frying and cooking.
My breakfast most mornings is eggs over easy in butter, with nitrates-free and preservative-free bacon, avocado on the side, and a vegetable. My cholesterol report is stellar. I have eaten this breakfast for years.
Check out the bottom article for more awesome facts about fats!