TIP OF THE WEEK: Why you should eat organic butter or even ghee butter which we carry at our SFL clinic in Dieppe....and stay away from margarine!! Butter’s beneficial components include... •Antioxidants. Beta-carotene, selenium and other antioxidants shield the body from free-radical damage. •Butyric acid. This short-chain fatty acid supports colon health. •Conjugated linoleic acids. CLAs fight cancer, build muscle and boost immunity. •Iodine. Butter is rich in iodine, which is essential to thyroid health. •Lauric acid. A medium-chain fatty acid, lauric acid encourages the body’s immune system to fend off yeast and other infections. •Lecithin. This phospholipid protects cells from oxidation and may contribute to cholesterol metabolism. •Vitamin A. Butter contains the readily absorbable form of vitamin A, which is a must for eye and endocrine health. •Vitamin D. This vitamin helps your body absorb calcium to maintain strong bones and plays a role in reducing your risk for chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease, and colon and other cancers. •Vitamin E. Anti-inflammatory vitamin E speeds wound healing, promotes skin health, enhances immunity and may protect against a host of illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. •Vitamin K. Proper blood clotting and bone health are among the benefits offered by fat-soluble vitamin K.
Posted on: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:42:02 +0000
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