I'm not just picky about what's in my skin care, naturally...I'm picky about what I eat too. I'm so happy to find out that butter is making a comeback as a "health" food, (grass-fed butter that is) because I love it and use it in my cooking often. In my house, it is high quality and organic and it goes in everything from oatmeal to fresh tomato sauce to green beans. It makes food taste better and the best part is, it is loaded with health benefits. Here are a few reasons why you should re-introduce real butter into your lifestyle, plus a recipe that gets my kids to eat their vegetables without a fight.
This is the short list...there are many, many benefits to eating butter. Since America's butter consumption has declined in favor of processed margarine, Alzheimer's, obesity, diabetes, and consequently, heart disease, have sky-rocketed. Plus, new studies show that there is "no association between saturated fat and heart disease." It's something to consider.
Here is the recipe for my kids' favorite Green Beans:
Steam a bunch of fresh green beans for three minutes
Add a tablespoon (or two) of organic "grass-fed" butter (it's the healthiest)
Add the zest of one organic lemon
Squeeze the juice of 1-2 lemons
Sprinkle course sea salt over top
Replace lid and shake
I put them in a bowl and place it right in the center of the dinner table. The kids start grabbing them before I even sit down. Seriously, they just love them. Adding organic butter along with a variety of other healthy oils and fats into your diet supplies your body with essential fatty acids for longevity, hormone balance, heart health, sharp vision, glowing skin and energy. As is usually the case, with anything this good, the key is moderation.