As some of you know, my current profession is in health sciences librarianship. I was drawn to this profession because I've always enjoyed research (though nutrition is definitely my passion). There is so much great information out there on proper nutrition, but it's scattered all over the place. I felt compelled to start a symposium series that spotlights a topic, rounds up all the facts from the experts, and puts it into to one convenient place.
Inspired by my hot chocolate recipe, I wanted to provide some resources on the benefits of grass-fed butter. I realize that some people think it is absolutely crazy to put two tablespoons of butter in your coffee/tea/hot chocolate. Here is why it's not:
Here are some more great articles on grass-fed butter:
Why Butter Is Good For You by Dave Asprey (Bulletproof)
A simple and to-the-point infographic from the Bulletproof Blog.
Splendor From the Grass by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig (Weston A. Price Foundation)
A really comprehensive and well-researched article not just on the benefits of grass-fed butter, but also why the source is so important to our health and environment.
Is All Butter Created Equal? by Mark Sisson
Grass-fed and grain-fed go head-to-head. Can you guess who the winner is?
For a Healthy Heart, Stick to Butter by Chris Kresser
Chris goes through the research and explains which fats are actually heart-healthy.
Why Butter Is Better by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig (Weston A. Price Foundation)
Butter does not cause health problems and disease; quite the opposite in fact.
Why Grass-Fed Butter is Good For You by Kris Gunnars (Authority Nutrition)
A reminder as to why saturated fat isn't bad, and how all the nutrients in butter can support your health.
BONUS! Ghee: What Is This Healthy Fat by Steph Gaudreau (Stupid Easy Paleo)
Can't do dairy? You might still be able to get all the nutritious benefits of grass-fed butter by consuming ghee!
And be sure to check out my Nutritional Therapy Symposium post on fats!
Did I miss something? Do you have another great article to add? Comment below!
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