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Butter, A Superfood? Absolutely.

It's no secret that I'm a great admirer of butter.

Without it, my life would be more depressing and less flavorful.

I'd exist, but I wouldn't be thriving. I'd be alive, but I wouldn't be living.

You may think this is a bit overdramatic, but I write with no exaggeration when I suggest my life would be bleak in butter's absence.

Setting The Story Straight

One of the greatest nutritional lies is that butter and saturated fat harm human health. This deception has diffused throughout America since the 60s, and it's only furthered sickness.

Despite this pervasive falsehood, many individuals now realize that foods like butter don't induce heart disease, generate diabetes, or advance obesity.

This awakening is exciting.

But realizing that butter isn't harmful is only half of the story.

Butter isn't merely a food you have permission to eat; I encourage you to emphasize it.

A Nutrient Powerhouse

In addition to fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K2, cholesterol, and essential minerals, butter possesses several other unique nutrients.

For example, arachidonic acid, a nutrient found in butter, is a compound that makes our skin more radiant, bolsters our cognitive function, and enhances our athleticism.

Want to be beautiful, intelligent, and athletic?

Eat butter.


Another group of nutrients that are found in butter is glycosphingolipids. These agents are critical in supporting the innate and acquired immune systems.

They keep the immune system armed and ready to fight pathogens.

Want to get sick less?

Eat butter.


Another all-star nutrient found in butter is conjugated linoleic acid. This fatty acid down-regulates the progression of cancer.

It also increases lean body mass and improves muscle capacity.

Want a lean figure or a muscular physique?

Eat butter.


Butter also contains a significant amount of butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid that aids proper digestion, reduces inflammation, and prevents cancer growth.

Butyrate also slows the progression of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Want to stay mentally sharp?

*plot twist*

Eat seed oils. Jk. Under no circumstances do I recommend consuming seed oils.

The answer to the question remains the same – eat butter!

(This is not an endorsement of Mean Girls. I do not advise following the diet of Regina George).

Build Back Butter

So there you have it, Buttercups.

It's time to adjourn the notion of butter being anything less than a wonderfully delicious, supremely nutritious food.

Next time someone tells you that butter isn't healthy, send them over to this blog post.

Until then, keep Running On Butter.

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