Is Butter Better?

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There has been so much debate over the years about whether or not butter is good for you, but the latest studies seem to reflect that…

…YES IT IS!

Yay!

On a personal note:  I have to admit that up until recently I have always considered butter as the ‘tasty enemy’.  It is hard to change old patterns, but I have made the decision to include some butter in my weekly (not ready for daily) regime.  I only consume organic, grass fed butter (organic raw is so hard to find in Canada), but seasonly you can find organic butter that is grass fed (it is in the Loblaws stores right now and on sale – I bought several pounds and will freeze them to use over the winter months.  Look for the “Pasture” on the label).  new_jpeg_300_x_500

I am also including Ghee in my diet, but that is another blog 🙂

So I found this really interesting list of reasons why we should all choose butter as a part of our diet, it is from the Western A. Price foundation so I would like to give them the credit for the interesting facts.

Why is Butter Better?  Here are a few reasons:

The Many Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar? Really? Vinegar is just vinegar, right? In this case… nope, very wrong.

Let me tell you why 🙂

Apple cider vinegar is rich in natural minerals, vitamins and enzymes.  It is made by fermenting apple cider in a two-step process.  First, apple juice is fermented into alcohol, and then the alcohol is fermented into vinegar. Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar contains ‘mother’ of vinegar, similar to the scoby found in kombucha.

Importantly, it should be made from organic apples and be raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized to keep the ‘mother’ intact.

The ‘mother’ in apple cider vinegar is visible as cloudy strings in the bottom of the bottle and is full of beneficial enzymes, pectin and trace minerals. Continue reading