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Why you need to eat more butter

4/2/2015 - The marketing blitz that was launched in the past few decades that demonized saturated fats and made polyunsaturated fats (with special attention to vegetable oils like soy, corn, and cottonseed) the hero, struck a serious blow to our overall health. People started avoiding things like butter, beef,...

Making real, natural butter in the comfort of your own home is easy

3/29/2015 - While most people don't realize how simple it is to make fresh homemade organic butter, others will happily think back to their childhood when reading this article. In the past, butter-making, or churning, was something fun to do with the kids. However, over the years, real butter, together with...

Peanut butter company CEO reportedly conspired to ship Salmonella-tainted peanut butter that killed 9 people

10/5/2014 - The results of a new court case offer a glimmer of hope that large, corporate food producers and individual executives will begin to be held accountable for their actions. Evidence of the peanut butter fraud first surfaced in 2009 following an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

The surprising health benefits of butter

9/7/2014 - The 20th century was not kind to butter. Like eggs, coconut oil and many other nutritious foods, this beloved dairy product, which is made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk, was a victim of the misguided war on saturated fats that began in the 1950s. As a result of this war, the consumption...

Does your peanut butter contain poison? How to identify hidden trans fats in popular brands

6/19/2014 - Consider the lowly peanut. Almost any way you look at them -- unless you're allergic -- peanuts are a near-perfect food. They come straight from Mother Nature already wrapped in a handy, no-mess, biodegradable package. They're easy to carry, easy to store. They're also incredibly versatile. Peanuts...

Why butter is better and ways to eat more

6/11/2014 - Butter, the long-demonized fat, has made a resurgence. With the recent recognition that trans fats are unhealthy, educated consumers are using more of this traditional fat. Butter, particularly pastured, organic butter, is high in many essential nutrients. Contrary to popular belief, the saturated fats...

Smart Balance to convert entire 'Buttery Spread' product line to non-GMO ingredients

3/24/2014 - If you're a fan of synthetic butter products that somewhat resemble the real thing yet contain no animal products, then you may be interested to know that the popular butter alternative brand Smart Balance is converting its entire "Buttery Spread" product line to ingredients that are free of genetically...

Smart Balance removes GMOS from their butter spreads

3/11/2014 - On Monday, Smart Balance, a Colorado-based company announced that they will stop using GMO ingredients in 15 of their "butter" spreads. Stephen Hughes, chairman and CEO of Boulder Brand, the parent company of Smart Balance, is hoping that others will follow his lead. According to Hughes the Non GMO-labeled...

Butter consumption up as margarine health hoax finally collapses

2/1/2014 - Good old-fashioned butter has once again become the spreadable fat of choice for most Americans, who new research says are increasingly opposed to synthetic fat spreads like margarine that have long been hailed as healthy alternatives to animal-based saturated fats. The American Butter Institute recently...

The power of nut butters - Their various health benefits and types

12/10/2013 - Nuts are an incredibly rich source of nutrients and minerals and are easy to incorporate into your diet - provided that you do not suffer from any allergies. Not only are they easily available, but they are also fast-acting, and only a handful a day can produce significant changes in both physical and...

Ghee: A clarified butter rich in essential fats and vitamins

12/4/2013 - Ghee is a type of clarified butter that originated in India and remains popular in South Asian cuisine. It is made by removing the milk proteins and water from raw, unsalted butter, resulting in a lactose-free, nutty flavored butterfat that is packed with nutrients. According to the Ayurveda, ghee...

Portland public schools now consider peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to be 'racist'

11/27/2013 - A Portland public school principal is on a crusade to eradicate what she sees as racism and "white privilege" lurking around every corner, and in the process has come to the deranged conclusion that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches somehow fall into these categories. Verenice Gutierrez, principal...

Peanut butter smell test serves as early diagnosis for Alzheimer's

10/12/2013 - What if early detection of dementia was as simple as measuring the quality of a person's sense of smell? Researchers from the McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste and the University of Florida (UF) seem to think this might be the case, as they recently found that a simple smell test involving...

Bullied over butter: NYC education department threatens school cafeteria managers for using natural butter in meals

5/30/2013 - America truly is turning into a 1984-esque police state, and ground zero for this authoritarian onslaught appears to be New York City where government-run public schools are now on a crusade to eliminate butter from school cafeterias. As reported by New York Daily News (NYDN), some kitchen managers...

Cocoa butter is not just for chocolate anymore - Discover the healthy secrets behind this sensuous food

11/10/2012 - Need another reason to love the cacao bean? As it turns out, cocoa butter has its own set of health enhancing properties apart from cocoa. External use of the butter clears everything from psoriasis to dermatitis to eczema, while conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, heart disease...

Peanut butter on a nationwide recall

10/24/2012 - Peanut butter is a staple in many children's diets, but a massive recall may up the ranks of ham and turkey. The country's largest organic peanut plant is facing a major scrub down after their products were linked to an outbreak of salmonella, and more than 200 peanut products have been recalled for...

Salmonella infected peanut butter removed from stores

10/3/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last Tuesday that 30 people, in 19 American states have become infected with a rare salmonella strain known as Bredeney, likely from tainted, commercially available peanut butter. According to the CDC, the culprit is Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy...

Should butter be banned?

9/16/2012 - Butter has gotten a bad reputation in the health world for being high in saturated fat, which supposedly causes heart disease. Butter consumption in the United States has plummeted as a result of health experts' butter condemnation. This is unfortunate, as butter is a bona fide health food due to its...

Synthetic artificial butter flavoring chemical promotes development of Alzheimer's disease

8/13/2012 - We are exposed to dangerous chemical compounds every day from a variety of household and environmental sources as well as from most processed foods. Extensive research has shown that these synthetic compounds promote the development and progression of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and dementia....

Raw nut butters discounted through NaturalNews: Almond, cashew, macadamia, tahini and more

5/22/2012 - Raw nut butters are available now at discounted prices for NaturalNews readers, and we have just introduced a new mechanism allowing our readers to vote and rate approved vendors whose products appear on NaturalNews.com. This is all part of our new "Real-Time Marketplace" technology that you can...

Butter shortage in Norway leads to $500 a pack price

12/17/2011 - An inexplicable butter shortage in Norway that authorities and the media are blaming on the growing popularity of low-carb, high-fat diets has left the wealthy Scandinavian country scrambling to find other sources of the precious cooking ingredient. After all, the Christmas season is upon us, which...

Ghee - This is butter that is good for you

11/18/2011 - To some it's known as clarified butter, to others it's the golden elixir of healing - ghee is a staple ingredient in Indian cooking and Ayurvedic healing known for its versatility, great taste, and many health benefits. It's derived from butter through a process of cooking off its milk solids until...

Three ways to enjoy healthy, natural peanut butter

4/12/2011 - Creamy, delicious peanut butter is filled with the same nutrients as peanuts. These nutrients include antioxidants and healthy fats that reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and colon cancer. Concern about gaining weight from eating nuts (or nut butter ) is unfounded. According to a study published...

Why organic, raw butter will benefit your health

2/25/2011 - By now, you may be wondering if you read right after seeing the article headline. For many years, people have been brainwashed into thinking that margarine is healthier than natural, organic raw butter when it comes to food preparation. While butter is a 100% natural food product, margarine is 100%...

You have been lied to about butter

1/14/2011 - Butter has been maligned as unhealthy for decades. Fortunately, the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) disagrees. The WAPF was started decades ago by Weston Price, DDS. He and his wife traveled to isolated locations and examined the diets of peoples free from civilization's degenerative diseases. Others...

Gourmet "truly raw" organic almond butter from Sicily now available at NaturalNews Store

6/30/2010 - Thanks to efforts by the USDA and the Almond Board of California, it is illegal for commercial almond producers in the United States to sell raw almonds. The almonds now have to be fumigated with chemicals or pasteurized (cooked) to meet "food safety requirements" that really have nothing to do with...

NuttZo, an organic, nutrient-packed nut butter

6/10/2010 - Good nutrition is the foundation of good health, especially for children in their crucial developmental years. But this is not news to Danielle LiVolsi, a San Diego mother of two and founder of NuttZo, a nutritionally-dense, multi-nut butter company. In fact, Danielle's longtime affection for nut butters...

Leading heart surgeon calls for ban on butter

3/29/2010 - A British heart surgeon has issued a call for a ban on butter, citing excessive consumption of saturated fats which he believes has rapidly increased the number of heart disease cases in the Great Britain. Dr. Shyam Kolvekar expressed concern that people as young as 30 years old are now getting heart...

Ghee: Stove Top Super Food from Mother of All Health Systems

10/18/2009 - Ghee for thee is much better than butter for you. Ghee, made from butter, is considered a health food in Indian Ayurvedic (pronounced Ah-your-vadic) medicine, which has a 5000 year history predating even Chinese medicine. Ayurveda is continually gaining popularity in the western modern world. Ghee is...

Hey, Americans: Are You Suffering from Pervasive Peanut Butter Avoidance Disorder?

2/11/2009 - While American consumers are running scared over the possibility of tainted peanut butter, it's worth pointing out that the number of people sickened by salmonella (529 at last count) is absolutely dwarfed by the number of people harmed or killed by toxic chemicals that are intentionally put into the...

Butter Up: Why Butter is a Healthy Choice

2/9/2009 - There seems to be a lot of question about which healthy spreads should be used to replace butter. Since the word is finally spreading about the harmful nature of trans fat, margarine has been officially declared as a substance which should be avoided. Of course, in its place have rushed countless other...

Choosing the Right Foods for Your Family Can Make a Significant Nutritional Difference

10/24/2008 - You've seen the labels before. You've heard the buzz in your grocery store aisles. Organic! Grass fed! But what is that anyway? And does it really matter if you buy organic or grass fed products? Let's start with what makes something "organic". Organic refers to the agricultural process used to produce...

Four Fantastic Foods for Extraordinary Health

9/29/2008 - In these times, it can be very difficult to know what is good to eat and what is not good. As knowledge continues to expand concerning health and nutrition, more and more is being discovered about the effects of certain foods on the human body. This article will deal with four natural foods and how...

The Numerous Topical Benefits of Unrefined Shea Butter

9/12/2008 - Shea butter is one of those ingredients that seems to be splashed on many products including those that claim to be natural and aren't. Buyer beware. Even if the label claims to have shea butter, check the other ingredients and check the brand. Shea butter is really incredible as long as you are getting...

Consumer Sues Over Popcorn Lung Disease From Butter Flavor Diacetyl Chemical

8/3/2008 - The only known consumer to have developed the health condition known as "popcorn lung" is suing the stores that sold him his microwave popcorn, saying that they failed to warn him that he could become ill from using the product as intended. Wayne Watson of Centennial, Colorado was diagnosed with...

Recent Studies and Age Old Wisdom Point to the Health Benefits of Butter

3/7/2008 - Someone really should write an ode to butter. Pure delicious golden butter that comes from grass fed, pastured, contented cows. Beautiful butter that wants to nourish us and protect us from disease if we would only give it a chance. But alas, all we have today is attacked, maligned and mistreated butter....

Fatal and Vital Foods - Popular Nutrition Myths Exposed

2/7/2008 - I often get asked to write down some basic rules of what to eat and what not to eat. There's a lot of information out there but it's often fragmented and, even worse, contradictory. All I can do is give you my vision on fatal and vital foods. I base this on nothing but common sense. Here goes. Sugars Avoid...

ConAgra sued over Salmonella-contaminated peanut butter

2/28/2007 - A Missouri couple has sued ConAgra Foods, Inc. regarding a recent outbreak of Salmonella bacteria in its peanut butter, the first of many lawsuits set to hit the food conglomerate. The lawsuit says the couple's children were sickened by ConAgra's Great Value peanut butter brand in October. It was filed...

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