Why you should compare butter to your high school fling
Now this is not for everyone, but think of butter as one of your friends from High School. His name is Dan. He laughed at your jokes, helped you complete your maths assignments and was a friend when you needed him most. Then, like most high school boys, you were not interested. Somehow, along comes Paul who was loud, fun, and most of all…. attractive.
Dan was mildly interested in girls throughout high school, but he could never work out why he stayed in the friend zone? He was good at long distance running, but maybe he lacked the thrill that boys like Paul could offer…
Years later after you’ve partied 15 years off your lifespan, you realise that Paul was actually a shallow a**-hole. He didn’t care about moving his career forward, sitting on the couch drinking beers because life had suddenly shifted. You were not ready to settle down and buy a house with this sugar loving junkie.
Remember Dan? Yeah, he’s got a slow and steady online business selling green grass to a niche market of people who live in apartments because their cat is afraid of kitty litter. He finally travelled the world whilst making money online and actually has something to talk about at social gatherings. You are thinking back over the years of crazy nights of binge drinking and steady soft drink consumption. What where you doing??
Dan finds you on social media wants to catch up over coffee. You are sceptical at first.. You are thinking, what happens if I leave Paul? Will all the sugary fun be over?
Think of Dan as Butter, and think of Paul as Carbohydrates/Sugar.
Dan Vs. Paul (Fat Vs. Carbs)
- Dan steadily put one foot forward in front of the other
- Butter is a slow but consistent source of energy and nutrients.
- Paul burnt out like a bail of straw in front of a bush fire
- Carbs burn bright, then crash.
- Dan is Fit and Healthy
- Butter contains CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). It is popular as a fat loss supplement, and studies show it can have powerful effects on health
- Paul has Type 2 Diabetes
- Consistently getting energy from carbohydrates and sugars decreases insulin sensitivity in the body, resulting in Diabetic trajectories.
The belief is that by consuming saturated fats like butter, the dietary fats instantly convert into cholesterol which is is thought to be one of the major causes of a build up of cholesterol plaque in the arteries.
This is not true as you might already know, however, it does depend on the type of butter, and the amount of these nutrients vary greatly depending on what the cows ate.
Butter from Grass-Fed Cows is a Major Source of Heart-Healthy Nutrients. As it turns out, fatty acid CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is popular as a fat loss supplement, and studies show it can have powerful effects on health.
Grass-fed butter contains 5X more CLA than butter from grain-fed cows.
Butter from grass-fed cows is also much higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K2, compared to butter from grain-fed cows. As you can see, butter from grass-fed cows is a much healthier and more nutritious choice.
Here are the 3 different types I recommend:
- Aldi Just Organic Butter (about $3 AUD)
- Westgold Butter ($2 AUD)
- Kerrygold ($5 AUD)