We know what you’re thinking. Butter, a health food? When used in small doses, yes! Butter is beneficial to add into your diet in moderation. In particular, butter (or any other dairy product) from grass-fed cows tends to have higher nutritional values.
Butter is a source of fat-soluble vitamins, like vitamin A, E, and K. These vitamins play a role in maintaining healthy eyes & skin, act as antioxidants to fight disease. We need to consume a healthy amount of fat in our diets to be able to absorb these fat soluble vitamins.
When added into cooking, butter provides a rich dimension to your dish’s flavor profile. However, due to its fat content, it should still be used in moderation. Yes, butter has a high fat content - and often has high sodium content when salted - but it is free from the unnatural ingredients that are found in butter substitutes, like margarine.