Additionally, this fatty acid has been shown to inhibit the growth of skin, colon, breast and lung cancer cells. Multiples studies reveal that CLA reduces the size of tumors in lab rats.
These studies show why butter is important for children to eat! CLA fed to rats before the perpubertal period prevented the growth of tumors, but when the rats weren’t fed CLA until maturity, they had to consume the fatty acid for the rest of their life to prevent tumor growth.
Butter contains 4% butyric acid, an anti-carcinogenic short-chain fatty acid. It inhibits the growth of mammary tumors. Butyric acid is a biological response modifier, a substance that arouses the body’s response to infection.
Butter does NOT make you fat. Butter is a rich source of short and medium chain fatty acids, and these molecules “are not deposited to any extent in the adipose tissue”
Butter contains vitamin K2. Weston Price recorded his investigation of this vitamin and found that butter high in K2, combined with “a favorable selection of natural foods” successfully treated tooth decay. Interestingly, the concentration of K2 in butter varied greatly depending on the cow’s food with a prominent increase when the cows were pasture grazing
Scientists continue to explore the importance of K2 in diet. A recent study published by a European nutrition journal showed that an increased consumption of K2 may reduce the risk of prostrate cancer by 35 percent
Butter is packed with Fat-Soluble Vitamins. It is a potent source of vitamins A, D, and E, and the perfect carrier for these vitamins because it provides the fat needed for their absorption. It offers these vitamins to your body in the most assimilable form. In animal sources, vitamin A is a retinol and requires a little work by the body to make this conversion. On the other hand, the body is very inefficient at converting cartenoids from plant sources (like beta-carotene in orange veggies) into useable vitamin A.