Health Benefits of Clarified Butter
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Considered an essential superfood, clarified butter is prized for its anti-inflammatory, digestive, and therapeutic properties.
The smoke point is the temperature at which an oil begins to burn and smoke.Not only does heating a cooking fat above its smoke point put it at a greater risk of hitting its flash point and causing a fire, but it also breaks down important phytonutrients and causes the fat to oxidize and form harmful free radicals.
Unfortunately, most cooking oils with a high smoke point are less-than-stellar for your health. Canola oil, peanut oil, corn oil and soybean oil are usually genetically modified and also often partially hydrogenated to increase their stability.
Nan's Clarified Butter, on the other hand, is an excellent choice for cooking because of its high smoke point and beneficial effects on health. The smoke point of is 485 degrees Fahrenheit, which is much higher than the smoke point of butter at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that you can easily use our butter for baking, sautéing and roasting without the risk of destroying the important nutrients that it contains.
IT'S PACKED WITH FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS
Adding a few servings of Nan's Clarified Butter into your day is an excellent way to squeeze in some extra fat-soluble vitamins. Our butter can help boost your intake of vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K, all important nutrients that play a role in everything from maintaining healthy vision to keeping your skin glowing.
This can be especially crucial if you suffer from any conditions like leaky gut syndrome, IBS or Crohn’s, as your body may have difficulty absorbing these fat-soluble vitamins. Our butter benefits your health by providing a boost of these nutrients to help you meet your daily needs.
IT'S FREE OF LACTOSE AND CASEIN
One of the best benefits is that it’s free of lactose and casein protein. Some individuals have a milk allergy, which may stem from a heightened sensitivity to casein, and others may be hypersensitive to lactose. For individuals with a casein allergy, the reaction may include swelling of lips, mouth, tongue, face or throat; hives; or congestion.
Those with a lactose intolerance have a difficult time digesting the milk sugar lactose, but symptoms are generally much less dangerous than a casein allergy. Symptoms of lactose intolerance may include bloating, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, gurgling and cramps. The majority of people who have sensitivities to either casein or lactose don’t have an issue with Nan's Clarified Butter, as these elements have been removed through skimming and straining.
IT CONTAINS CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID
Nan's Clarified Butter is jam-packed with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a fatty acid associated with a long list of health benefits. Some studies have found that CLA may be effective in reducing body fat, preventing cancer formation, alleviating inflammation and even lowering blood pressure.
IT'S LOADED WITH BUTYRATE
Butyrate, or butyric acid, is a short-chain fatty acid that plays a central role in gut health. Some studies have suggested that it may help support healthy insulin levels, fight off inflammation, and provide relief for individuals suffering from conditions like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
This important fatty acid is also made by the gut flora when you eat fiber. As the primary source of energy for the cells in your colon, butyrate is key to promoting a healthy gut microbiome, which plays an integral role in health and disease.
IT HAS A STRONG, BUTTERY FLAVOR
By removing the milk solids and water from butter, it's left with a stronger, more intense flavor than regular butter. Its taste is also often described as nuttier, richer and deeper than butter. When you’re cooking with Nan's Clarified Butter, you may find that you’ll need even less to get that same satisfying, buttery flavor.
IT STRENGTHENS YOUR BONES
Regularly incorporating a few servings of into your diet can help you meet your vitamin K needs. Vitamin K is essential to many aspects of health, such as blood clotting, heart health and brain function. It’s also incredibly important when it comes to keeping your bones healthy and strong.
This is because vitamin K is directly involved in bone metabolism and increases the amount of a specific protein that is required to maintain the calcium in your bones.
IT PROMOTES HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS
The medium-chain fatty acids found in healthy fats like clarified butter can boost fat burning and help ramp up weight loss. CLA, one of the primary fatty acids found in clarified butter, and has been associated with reduced body fat mass as well.
As mentioned above, Nan's Clarified Butter is an excellent source of butyrate, the short-chain fatty acid that is crucial to maintaining optimal digestive health. Butyrate provides energy for the cells in the colon, helps support gut barrier function and fights off inflammation. Additionally, some studies have suggested that butyrate may provide relief from constipation.
IT RELIEVES INFLAMMATION
Although inflammation can be a normal immune response to help defend the body against foreign invaders, long-term inflammation is believed to contribute to the development of chronic disease.
Clarified butter contains butyrate, a type of fatty acid that has been shown to inhibit inflammation in conditions like arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and even certain types of cancer.