If you care about your health, you do not eat margarine. All artificial man-made fats are unhealthy, as explained before. It has been proven that there is absolutely no association between saturated fat like butter and cardiovascular disease. Unlike margarine, butter does not clog you arteries, but is actually very good for you. Don’t believe any food industry marketing, but use your common sense. Good quality butter is natural food, extremely healthy and it tastes great!
Butter is a great source of vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K2 and selenium which protect you against many health problems, including heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and tooth decay. Butter contains important fatty acids needed for development and proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. Those fatty acids also have anti-tumour properties and strengthen the immune system. CLA, conjugated linoleic acids are particularly healthy.
All health benefits are the highest when eating free range, good quality butter. When talking about butter, however, I must mention that when following a low carb diet, some people have found dairy products to be problematic when trying to lose weight. Why that is, has been unclear, but mostly likely it is because of problems with processing dairy, including butter, such as homogenising. If using dairy products, always use unhomogenised products and if you still struggle to lose weight, try to eliminate all dairy from your diet, including butter. If that is the case, you might want to try clarified butter, ghee, to enjoy the same health benefits as with butter. Ghee has a very good nutritional profile without any lactose or casein so people sensitive to those too can enjoy the benefits of butter this way.