Why You Need To Eat MORE Butter To Lose Fat..
Article by Caleb Lee, Author of The SuperDiet System
When it comes to what makes up a healthy diet, you’ve almost certainly heard horror stories about how “dangerous” animal fats are. But that is simply not true, and once you read this short article, you’ll see saturated animal fats are some of the healthiest fats you can consume!
For the purpose of this article, I’ll focus on one of the healthiest fats out there — butter from grass fed cows.
Why I Eat Tons Of Butter…
1. It makes nearly everything delicious …
2. It’s healthy!
Now, I don’t think many people would disagree with point #1. I mean, who can resist a steak expertly cooked in butter… or a baked sweet potato with cinnamon and melted butter … or freshly steamed broccoli covered in melted butter?
(Doesn’t it just make your mouth water?)
But some people just can’t believe that something that tastes so good can be so good for you. After all, we’ve been told for decades that butter is something we should avoid. So let’s talk about that …
Why Butter Is Healthy…
Despite the media fear-mongering that has taken place for the last few decades — there is no good reason to fear saturated animal fats.
The truth is a lot less sensational. Butter is a healthy food that most people should be consuming…
What about cholesterol?
What about it? Despite its unfounded reputation as a villain, cholesterol is vital to numerous processes in your body. Studies also show that those with higher cholesterol actually live longer. And butter can actually do good things for your cholesterol…
In a recent carefully controlled self-experiment, a New York lawyer added a half a stick of butter to his daily diet. The results:
These kind of results would impress ANY doctor. And while experiments like this don’t take the place scientific trials — there is abundant evidence that you simply shouldn’t worry about butter creating problems with “high” cholesterol.
If you’re truly worried, you can get your blood work done now, and track how much it changes after adding more butter. (For the record: I get my own blood work done regularly every couple of months and have seen nothing but positive results. In fact I have lost belly fat.)
However, there is one caveat…
Watch Out For “Fake” Butter!
I don’t know about you, but I grew up on margarine and other fake “Butter substitutes”. My parents simply didn’t know better and followed “conventional wisdom.” The brand of butter I recommend and consume is “Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter” produced from grass-fed cows.
How Much Butter Should You Eat?
While some people are fans of extremely high fat and low carb/moderate protein diets — I don’t think you need to “over-consume” butter. And the amount of butter which you eat is dependent upon your own circumstances.
Remember: butter is still fat, and is still relatively high in calories per gram…
If you’re already near your ideal weight and are eating a healthy diet, then you shouldn’t even need to think about how much butter you’re eating.
On the other hand, if you’re trying to lose weight, you may need to keep an eye on how much you use. With cooking, you’ll probably leave some in the pan. But keep an eye on how much you put on your foods. That said, don’t restrict it too much thinking it’s somehow “bad” — just be aware it’s high in calories like other fats.
So enjoy your butter and instead of thinking it as a “guilty pleasure”, think of it as the perfectly natural, “health” food that it truly is.