I am poor. Butter is a great source of nutrients/calories and is very cheap($3.00/lb). For all you starving student types out there who can relate, buying organic "pasture butter" is not feasible for someone in my position.
Would anyone out there care to slam store bought butter in terms of its health risks and/or panegyrize its virtues? It is so convenient for the time/$/effort strapped person.
Also: Does anyone know what the digestion rate for butter(given its MCT content and "insulinergic" properties) is? When I consume it I note body composition changes in the form of adipose increase. Is this attributable to its estrogenic porperties(if they exist at all), its insulinergic properties, or something else or all or some of theses factors? Many have recommended Ghee--but at $21.00/3.5 lbs. that is well over double the cost and coming form India....who can say that the source is better than Canadian butter(which is where I am living, ie. "canada").
Would anyone not recommend butter as a staple in the diet? I am currently taking in at least a 45 gram serving of cold store-bought butter per day at a given time(ie. a fat source for one of my meals).
Another note: can butter be stored for extended peiods of time(say 3 days to a week) out of the fridge? If so: How? I would prefer my food to be warm/room-temperature than cold(I don't want to take the time to cook but simply slice off a slice of butter as a food source. AS I said, I am a time/$/Cash strapped person. Also I am a minimalist). PLease give whatever advice you care to. After all, butter has been around for a dogs age so it must be good for something...maybe even eating??