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    Is butter good for health?

    Elders in our family told us to eat desi ghee/butter after childbirth and we refused on the basis that its bad for health! Point to be noted is that a lot of desi women in India/Pakistan appear to be more strong physically even after having 6 children. Whilst some of us in the west seem to have more health problems after having 2 children! Is there any truth behind this totka/remedy?

    Recently, my 30 year old cousin has recently been diagnosed with vitamin D disorder, and her mum blames it on trying to eat a super/slim healthy diet devoid of any butter/milk etc.

    After reading this article on the following link I'm having doubts about butter being bad for health! [FONT=Arial][FONT=&quot]http://www.bodyecology.com/07/07/05/benefits_of_real_butter.php[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=&quot] [/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=&quot][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT] Please share your thoughts or knowledge on this topic.

    #2
    Re: Is butter good for health?

    always drink milk, and don't cut fats completely out of your diet. also fat-free milk is correlated to infertility. mix it up with low fat, and full fat milk

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      #3
      We must consume everything in moderation. Harm is supposed to occur with either excess or complete deprivation. I am glad that I did not eat much ghee saturated food after my son was born. I have been very active afterwards, doing routine household chores and looking after him. The plus point was that I was able to lose the extra weight gained up in pregnancy. Some Pakistan based oldish ladies seem much fit, because they used to mop the floors with jharoo taki way, that helps as muscle strengthening exercises.
      Ayat e Mubahila Chapter 3 Verse 61 of Quran e Hakeem

      Alla Huma Salle Ala Muhammad Wa Aale Muhammad

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        #4
        butter has vitamin e in it. good for skin and hair and joints i think.

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          #5
          Re: Is butter good for health?

          Balance in everything - don't cut anything right out, but don't over do it either

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            #6
            Re: Is butter good for health?

            agar tu buttery batain ki jain tu buhat acha lakin khanay main thora istamal kerlain tu acha hai
            ziada khan day nal motapa hu jata hai

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              #7
              Re: Is butter good for health?

              Butter is full of saturated fats which are quite harmful in the long run. It is better to have some non-hydrogenated, trans fat free margarine.

              As for calcium, milk is a much better source. A partly skimmed milk (2%) is the way to go.

              A healthy diet doesn't necessarily have to be a 'slimming' one. A healthy diet means having all food groups (veg/fruit,dairy,grains,meat) in your meals in their correct servings.

              A vitamin D disorder is not necessarily due to not drinking milk or eating butter. If you are not in Pakistan and in a Northern country, it is usually a result of less exposure to sunlight or something wrong in the chemical pathway by which vitamin D is produced.
              "Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius."

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                #8
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                Absolute rubbish. Butter has been consumed for thousands of years. Most people have fallen into the anti-butter brigades lies. The Low-fat industry has lied to you for years just to make millions. And as usual people believe the media like sheep! You should do your research and find out for yourselves. Ask yourselves...who is telling you all this rubbish...where is the evidence!! Doesn't exist!

                A few Facts:

                The origins of butter go back thousands of years to when our ancestors first started domesticating animals. In fact, the first written reference to butter was found on a 4500- year old limestone tablet illustrating how butter was made.1

                In India, ghee (clarified butter) has been used as a staple food, and as a symbol of purity, worthy of offering to the gods in religious ceremonies for more than 3000 years.2

                The Bible has references to butter as the product of milk from the cow, and of Abraham setting butter and milk from a calf before three angels who appeared to him on the plains of Mamre.3

                For millennia, people around the globe have prized butter for its health benefits.

                So how did butter become a villain in the quest for good health?

                At the turn of our century, heart disease in America was rare. By 1960, it was our number one killer. Yet during the same time period, butter consumption had decreased - from eighteen pounds per person per year, to four.4

                A researcher named Ancel Keys was the first to propose that saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet were to blame for coronary heart disease (CAD).

                Numerous subsequent studies costing hundreds of millions of dollars, have failed to conclusively back up this claim.5

                Yet the notion that a healthy diet is one with minimal fat, particularly saturated fat, has persisted. While Americans drastically reduced their intake of natural animal fats like butter and meat, the processed food industry, particularly the low-fat food industry, proliferated.

                When the baby boomers were children, concerned mothers began to replace butter with margarine. The margarine manufacturers told them it was the healthier alternative and mothers believed them. In those days no one asked, "where is the science to prove it? I want to know before I give this man-made, plastized stuff to my children. After all we humans have been eating butter for thousands of years?".

                As a result, since the early 1970's, Americans' average saturated fat intake has dropped considerably, while rates of obesity, diabetes, and consequently, heart disease, have surged.

                Reducing healthy sources of dietary fat has contributed to a serious decline in our well-being, and those of us that speak out against the anti-fat establishment are still largely ignored .

                Is Margarine Better than Butter?

                No! This is a tragic myth. Butter is a completely natural food essential to your health - especially when you eat organic. Also, please make the extra effort to obtain high-quality organic, raw butter.

                Margarines, on the other hand, are a processed food, created chemically from refined polyunsaturated oils. The process used to make these normally liquid oils into spread-able form is called hydrogenation.

                Margarine and similar hydrogenated or processed polyunsaturated oils are potentially more detrimental to your health than any saturated fat.7 For more information on why you should avoid all processed oils read Why the Processing of Consumable Oils Has Devastated America's Health.


                Include Real Butter as part of Your Body Ecology Lifestyle

                As many of you already know, I am a strong proponent of including a variety of healthy oils and fats into your diet. Together they work as a team to supply your body with essential fatty acids for longevity, hormone balance, heart health, sharp vision, glowing moist skin and energy. The wonderful variety of oils and fats certainly includes organic, preferably raw butter. Cultured raw butter is even better.

                And why would I be so insistent that you eat butter? Take a look at the long list of the benefits you receive when you include it in your diet:8

                1. Butter is rich in the most easily absorbable form of Vitamin A necessary for thyroid and adrenal health.
                2. Contains lauric acid, important in treating fungal infections and candida.
                3. Contains lecithin, essential for cholesterol metabolism.
                4. Contains anti-oxidants that protect against free radical damage.
                5. Has anti-oxidants that protect against weakening arteries.
                6. Is a great source of Vitamins E and K.
                7. Is a very rich source of the vital mineral selenium.
                8. Saturated fats in butter have strong anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.
                9. Butter contains conjugated linoleic acid, which is a potent anti-cancer agent, muscle builder, and immunity booster
                10. Vitamin D found in butter is essential to absorption of calcium.
                11. Protects against tooth decay.
                12. Is your only source of an anti-stiffness factor, which protects against calcification of the joints.
                13. Anti-stiffness factor in butter also prevents hardening of the arteries, cataracts, and calcification of the pineal gland.
                14. Is a source of Activator X, which helps your body absorb minerals.
                15. Is a source of iodine in highly absorbable form.
                16. May promote fertility in women.9
                17. Is a source of quick energy, and is not stored in our bodies adipose tissue.
                18. Cholesterol found in butterfat is essential to children's brain and nervous system development.
                19. Contains Arachidonic Acid (AA) which plays a role in brain function and is a vital component of cell membranes.
                20. Protects against gastrointestinal infections in the very young or the elderly.


                Raw, Organic Butter is the Best

                Believe me this is only a partial list. If a woman is pregnant, hopes to become pregnant or is nursing her baby, I think it should even become a law for her to eat butter for her baby's developing brain, bones and teeth.

                The best butter you can eat is raw, organic butter because pasteurization destroys nutrients. Unfortunately, the sale of raw butter is prohibited in most of our 50 states.

                Are you finding it difficult to get organic, raw butter? Don't worry! Making your own delicious cultured butter with Body Ecology Culture Starter is an easy way to get on the right track towards health

                You can, however, make your own healthy butter, and it is easier than you think. Look into our Body Ecology Culture Starter, which you simply add to organic cream. After letting this mixture sit at room temperature for 24 hours, chill it, beat it with a whisk, and voila! You'll have healthy, probiotic butter that is delicious!

                Cultured butter is full of health sustaining good bacteria like lactobacillus planterum, and lactococcus lactis. These microflora are essential for a healthy inner ecosystem.


                Sources of Healthy Butter

                If you don't want to culture your own butter, I recommend butter from grass-fed animals only. A good source is U.S. Wellness Meats.

                I also recommend Activator X and Vitamin rich butter oil, made by Green Pastures.


                Heart Healthy-the Body Ecology Way

                Completely eliminating butter and other healthy animal source fats is NOT the Body Ecology way. It is not how our ancestors thrived, and not what nature intended.

                How much should you eat each day? Like sea salt, your own body will tell you how much to eat. If you crave it, eat it, your body needs it. If the quality is excellent you can feel confident it will be good for you and you'll soon see the benefits yourself. If you are following the Body Ecology Food Combining Principle and eating as we recommend (adding at least one source of fermented food or drink to your diet) you will see your body reach its idea weight. The raw butter will help you develop beautiful muscles.

                The Body Ecology program is gaining recognition for being a premier way of healing candida and other immune dysfunctions. And what's more, it's a heart-healthy, super-slimming, anti-aging way of life, which is crucial to your health as a whole.


                Sources:

                1 History of Butter
                History
                2 "Butter" from
                Butter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
                3 Princely Packets of Golden Health
                http://webexhibits.org/butter/ref/MiltonEParker.pdf
                4 Why Butter is Better
                Why Butter is Better
                5 The Soft Science of Dietary Fat, Science Magazine, March 2001
                The Soft Science of Dietary Fat - Second Opinions, UK

                6 Ibid
                7 Polyunsaturated Oils Increase Cancer Risk
                Polyunsaturated Oils Increase Cancer Risk - Second Opinions, UK
                8 From The Skinny on Fats
                The Skinny on Fats
                and Why Butter is Better
                Why Butter is Better
                9Fertility Awareness, Food, and Night-lighting
                Fertility Awareness, Food and Night-Lighting and
                High Fat Dairy May Boost Fertility
                http://www.nutraingredients.com/news...s.asp?id=74590
                Yesterday is but today's memory, Tomorrow is today's dream!

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                  #9
                  Re: Is butter good for health?

                  Things in moderation are good. I think (i'm not sure) that fats which are solid (like butter) are not as healthy. That doesn't mean you should eliminate it completely, just reduce your intake.

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