Although butter always gets a bad rap, it’s proven to have far less calories when analyzed in the butter or olive oil debate. Butter contains 100 calories per tablespoon, while olive oil contains 130 calories per tablespoon.
And according to Ancestral-Nutrition.com:
“Butter is mostly made up of heart healthy saturated fat and is low in polyunsaturated fat, while olive oil is mostly monounsaturated fat and has a higher PUFA content. Saturated fats are extremely healthy, while polyunsaturated fats are the undesirable fats we should avoid. Polyunsaturated fats are higher in omega-6 fatty acids that cause inflammation. Butter has a more desirable omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio.
“Butter is much more nutrient dense except when it comes to vitamins E and K1, otherwise known as phylloquinone. Butter is much higher in vitamin K2, or menaquinone. Vitamin K2 is not as easibly obtained from foods as vitamin K1 is.”
I’m not trying to butter you up, it’s the truth.
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