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Butter vs other fats

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 29, 2012 at 2:49 PM

im going to be honest here, i eat around 2500,3000 calories a day.

1000 calories come from butter alone as it is mainly my fat source and calories source.

I am from an asian family where im not allowed to eat pork or beef. therefore no tallow or lard. i eat lamb chicken n fish but i dont know where else to get my fat from except butter.

i want to eat beef and pork but aint allowed to cook in house so im screwed and it would be kind of go stealth mode and do it, so no chance.

coconut oil is damn expensive in the uk as i need the organic virgin coconut oil n butter is so cheap that it is more convenient

n i hear butter has more issues with it than tallow,lard and coconut oil. what else can i eat that is fairly priced and affordable?

i just need my calories from calorie and nutrient dense foods, help me guys!

thanks

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on August 30, 2012
at 12:02 PM

As the OP is in the UK any UK produced butter should be pretty good, so that should save on cost. Dairy Cows are pastured here and just brought in for a short while in the winter, when the weather is really bad. If you have to go 100% free range then Anchor is good choice and not too costly.

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:46 PM

You woman, hit the nail on the head, thanks!

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on August 29, 2012
at 06:27 PM

In other words... I just don't care about Omega6:Omega3. If you're getting all of your nutrition and also taking in fish/fish oil, I just don't see why we should care so much. Edit: I just want to clarify, I'm not saying I don't care overall. I care about the source from which the Omega 6 came. I don't promote eating peanut butter or whatever else for the same reason, but chicken? Come on.

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on August 29, 2012
at 06:22 PM

In other words... I just don't care about Omega6:Omega3. If you're getting all of your nutrition and also taking in fish/fish oil, I just don't see why we should care so much.

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on August 29, 2012
at 06:20 PM

Mark Sisson: Animal Skin is fantastic. Although I wouldn’t recommend eating charred, crispy animal skin every day of the week, animal skin in and of itself is highly nutritious. Salmon skin is high in omega-3s. Other animal skin is high in animal fat, plus collagen and gelatin, which are excellent for joints, nails, hair, and skin while providing a nice counterbalance to a regular intake of muscle meat. As long as the animal in question was healthy and fed a good diet, I would never shy away from a serving of animal skin. Verdict: Highly Primal. If you’re not eating it, send it to me.

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on August 29, 2012
at 06:19 PM

I don't think it's too much butter, but you don't want to get burnt out on it. You should find a wider range of fats anyway... just like with other nutrients.

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on August 29, 2012
at 06:16 PM

Other than the price! I don't know how much it costs to make ghee, but 1,000 calories a day from Kerrygold would run up the grocery bills a little bit.

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on August 29, 2012
at 05:22 PM

If the OP tolerates dairy, no reason not to eat Kerrygold and forgo the process of making ghee.

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:26 PM

butter has helped my acne!

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:15 PM

aha, thank you!

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:08 PM

Just as a side note to your butter consumption. Opt for clarified butter (ghee) over grass-fed (Kerrygold etc.) if you're not already doing so, as the trace amounts of lactose can be avoided. Alternatively, make your own out of the bars of butter by melting it and passing it through a sieve.

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:28 PM

You used it correctly, so I'd say it's proper (if nonstandard) grammar. "Ain't" is the contraction for "am not".

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:24 PM

so you think thats to much butter right?...chicken skin? i thought its too high in omega 6...sorry still a newbie here :)

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:09 PM

I'm just messing with you :)

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:07 PM

I am asian sorry, its just a bad grammer

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at 03:06 PM

You're Asian and you say ain't?

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F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

on August 29, 2012
at 03:08 PM

I would say fatty fish, avocado, and nuts. You could bake your fatty fish in a lemon butter sauce to keep up the fat content as well.

With the avocado, you could make a guacamole that you could serve with your chicken... eat chicken skins, dark chicken meats, etc.

Nuts... you could add nuts to everything. If you eat green beans, you could saute your green beans in butter, top with chopped almonds.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 29, 2012
at 06:22 PM

In other words... I just don't care about Omega6:Omega3. If you're getting all of your nutrition and also taking in fish/fish oil, I just don't see why we should care so much.

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

(496)

on August 29, 2012
at 03:24 PM

so you think thats to much butter right?...chicken skin? i thought its too high in omega 6...sorry still a newbie here :)

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

(496)

on August 29, 2012
at 07:46 PM

You woman, hit the nail on the head, thanks!

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 29, 2012
at 06:19 PM

I don't think it's too much butter, but you don't want to get burnt out on it. You should find a wider range of fats anyway... just like with other nutrients.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 29, 2012
at 06:27 PM

In other words... I just don't care about Omega6:Omega3. If you're getting all of your nutrition and also taking in fish/fish oil, I just don't see why we should care so much. Edit: I just want to clarify, I'm not saying I don't care overall. I care about the source from which the Omega 6 came. I don't promote eating peanut butter or whatever else for the same reason, but chicken? Come on.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 29, 2012
at 06:20 PM

Mark Sisson: Animal Skin is fantastic. Although I wouldn’t recommend eating charred, crispy animal skin every day of the week, animal skin in and of itself is highly nutritious. Salmon skin is high in omega-3s. Other animal skin is high in animal fat, plus collagen and gelatin, which are excellent for joints, nails, hair, and skin while providing a nice counterbalance to a regular intake of muscle meat. As long as the animal in question was healthy and fed a good diet, I would never shy away from a serving of animal skin. Verdict: Highly Primal. If you’re not eating it, send it to me.

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:35 PM

Grass fed butter is an amazing source of healthy fats, I've been using it for years to up my fat intake.

Coconut oil isn't really expensive if you find the right places to buy it. http://www.buywholefoodsonline.co.uk/coconut-oil/

Ghee, Nuts, Avocados are also excellent sources of fat.

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:15 PM

aha, thank you!

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on August 29, 2012
at 06:53 PM

Butter is a good source of fat and calories, but it doesn't have much in the way of vitamins and minerals. It has vitamin A and a little iodine. If grass fed it has vitamin K2. When you get a lot of calories from things like butter it's easier to come up short on certain nutrients. I recommend typing your daily food intake into a website like cronometer.com to make sure you're not low in any nutrients.

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:27 PM

Butter is a pretty good choice. If you notice a pimple or two, you may want to switch brands. There are different ways of making butter and some of these processes leave more milk proteins than others. Ghee is great because the process of making it takes even more of the proteins out of the butter. Still, on a cost/results basis, I think you are doing pretty good with butter.

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:26 PM

butter has helped my acne!

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