Butter is one of the most important components of our Indian culture. We all know Lord Krishna loved to have and we all are grown up with the stories of his love for Makhan. What if we tell you butter is also a superfood.
Butter is one of the richest sources of fat-soluble vitamins. For example : VITAMIN A: 11% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) VITAMIN E: 2% of the RDI VITAMIN B12: 1% of the RDI VITAMIN K: 1% of the RDI
Following are the health benefits of consuming butter : Butter helps you to improve your immunity. It is great for your skin. It promotes digestion. Helps in boosting metabolism. It is anti-inflammatory.
However, why does everyone say butter is bad? Butter is high in calories and fat but also rich in vitamins. Just because of the fat content and cholesterol, all medical professionals tend to blame butter as the culprit of obesity and heart disorders. Moreover, the latest studies are suggesting that dietary cholesterol does not contribute to blood cholesterol.
CONSUMPTION Try to include 1 tsp ( up to 15gm) of butter in your diet.
DISCLAIMER : Please make sure to take it under the guidance of a dietitian/nutritionist.
BOTTOM LINE : Butter is one of the most criticised foods. Whenever you talk about getting healthier, the first anyone does is to quit butter for a lifetime. Do not ignore butter in your diet. It is a rich source of vitamins and cholesterol which are important factors in a lot of processes and functions in our body.
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