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What we know and whatwe should also know

Everybody is, mostcertainly, familiar with the calorie counts that characterize butter and thusregard it quite often as unnecessary evil. But there is also another side toit, i.e. its nutritional value, which is not to be belittled, to say the least. Thisdairy product is made by way of churning either fresh or fermented crème, ormilk. As far as its contents are concerned, the prevalent constituents arebutterfat, milk proteins and last but not the least, water. Despite it beingmade from cow’s milk, in the greatest number of cases, it is possible toproduce it from sheep’s, goats and buffalo milk too. Also certain kinds arefairly rich in salt, whereas others abound in a variety of flavorings andpreservatives. Various different kinds also available include cultured butter,raw cream butter, sweet cream butter, whipped butter, spreadable butter etc.

Nutrition pack

One thing that manypeople do not know is that butter is also regarded as a quite rich source of not only vitamins, but minerals as well. One stick (approx. 115 g) containsabout 800 calories, 1 g of protein, 0.1 g of carbohydrate, 0.1 g of sugar, 18 gof water, 243 mg of cholesterol. When it comes to nutrients, the picture revealsthe following – vitamin A (present with 2824 IU), vitamin D (present with 63.3IU), vitamin E (present with 2.6 mg), vitamin B12 (present with 0.2 mcg), folate(present with 3.4 mcg), calcium (present with 27.1 mg), phosphorus (presentwith 27 g), potassium (present with 25 g), sodium (present with 650 mg),fluoride (present with 3 mcg) and zinc (present with 0.1 mg). The above listed nutritionalvalues can serve you as a guideline and enable you to incorporate the properamounts in your diet with less effort.

Health just aroundthe stick

Given its highlynutritious nature, butter is quite logically considered to be health beneficialas well. The organs that benefit the most are thyroid and adrenal glands. Inaddition, people who suffer from any kind of infections fungal in nature,particularly candidiasis, can benefit from butter to a great extent. Another implicationis that it holds anti-cancer and anti-tumor potentials. Furthermore, butter isregarded as quite effective in warding off that unpleasant tooth decay, as wellas in contributing to the growth of the muscles. Since amounts of lactose are significantly lower than in other dairy products, it is also one of the healthyoptions for people who suffer from lactose intolerance.

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