We're sure plenty of you olive oil fanatics might think we're nuts. It’s all about space and resources needed. Since you gave me so much reading for homework, let me ask you to read Dr. Hiromi Shinya’s “The Enzyme Factor”. I’m guessing you did not do this because all of my sources are correct and factual, and you have no actual argument against the facts I have presented. Use the below chart to convert your recipes and to reduce cholesterol and saturated fat content. Great post who? I also wanted to add. Butter has lowest smoking point, followed by olive oil. Likewise, greenhouses and local produce consumption are a way of minimizing the impact that you referred to. And then go to america and have some bacon for breakfast. Agriculture is really more like ethnic cleansing, wiping out the indigenous dwellers so the invaders can take the land. Every culture in history eats saturated fats, including Greeks, Italians, Japanese, Masai, Maori, Aboriginals, etc. Wow… i really got confused..After so many years avoiding lot of food high in saturated fat and using unsaturated fat, well I have got lost. Look at the ingredients – they don’t. Diet does not have a significant effect on blood cholesterol levels. Perhaps you should try to find out what the ecological footprint of a country like the USA is. Not sure of the significance of your discussing bonds. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2010/01/13/ajcn.2009.27725.abstract, Chris Masterjohn also has a ton of great info: http://blog.cholesterol-and-health.com/. The main type of fat found in all kinds of olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). Oh, and fertilizers are not only obtained from cattle manure, as you suggested. Google search research results did a very good job of convincing me that PUFA’s make you sick, while most saturated fats are beneficial to your health. Look at the label of any snack item in your house and I bet you will find that it’s made with either corn, sunflower, or canola oil. My Spanish mum always fried eggs in olive oil. Substitute olive oil for butter in many recipes, including baking. You can read more about that here: https://ancestral-nutrition.com/the-plant-based-culture-myth-and-work-of-weston-a-price/. – By the way, I wouldn’t think that people with resources such as Bill Clinton (vegan) or Carl Lewis (who won 4 Olympic gold medals under a vegan diet) would get poorly advised on healthy/unhealthy foods. Please keep in touch! Absolutely not. Current science actually points to the fact that saturated fat is healthy and there is no accurate evidence that indicates otherwise, whereas there IS accurate evidence that PUFAs cause inflammation. This is a fact. Great post! My mom comes from a place where they used to eat a lot, and i really mean, a LOT of animal products like lamp meat, horse milk, etc. But to refuse and refute any article, documentary, or what have you that doesn’t prove your point. Look to Greece, and some of our allies who eat less dairy and more heart healthy foods such as nuts. It is a myth that saturated fat is better for you. Our saturated fat consumption from healthy fats like butter, grass-fed meat, wild seafood, etc is dangerously low. Claiming that the facts are out of date, when there’s tons of sites that state the exact opposite of you. Read The Vegetarian Myth and get back to me. Butter Experiment v2.0. Again, moderation…………………..I feel consuming large amounts of any type of food is poor advice. Or Is Olive Oil Optimal? This military doesn’t do any clinical research so I’m not sure how that’s relevant? And so is this “trend” about glamorizing saturated fats. However, things are not that simple. I might be an outsider on this opinion, but since I enjoy the taste of cannabis, I find that most strains that I’ve tried pair well with olive oil … http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/611?fg=&man=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=25&offset=&sort=&qlookup=olive+oil, http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/1?fg=&man=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=25&offset=&sort=&qlookup, http://www.westonaprice.org/fat-soluble-activators/x-factor-is-vitamin-k2, http://chriskresser.com/vitamin-k2-the-missing-nutrient. And it ain’t likely it’s your backyard. I already said that I realize that farming vegetables isn’t impact free, but I repeat, you simply can’t compare this impact with that of raising farm animals. Refined coconut oil does has a higher smoke point. You sound like a spoiled brat. I’ve never tried cooking with ghee but I’m interested in trying it. When it comes to calories, both ghee and olive oil come in at 9 per gram. Dr. Attia breaks it down pretty well and as a doctor I’d highly suggest you read it: http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/the-straight-dope-on-cholesterol-part-i. Likewise, this debate is just referring to cholesterol. I have read some of the comments here and would like to add my point of view. That is wrong. Not to mention the fact that roughly half of all cells are made up of saturated fat. And are you pro-meat? That could cause some problems as it will change the moisture of your product. Butter oil concentrate cured rickets and increased serum levels of calcium and phosphorus in rats consuming a mineral-deficient diet. For the extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) I’ll be using Kirkland and for the butter, Kerrygold. – Not eating animal products is not anymore only about health, it’s about sustainable practices for our planet; about our future and that of our children. Clarified butter could possibly be interchangeable directly. You will find out plenty about the wonders of dairy. Kindly shove it. All those beans and legumes have to come from somewhere! Swapping olive oil for butter cuts saturated fat. Olive oil users used 26% more olive oil on each slice of bread compared to block butter users (40 vs. 33 calories) Olive oil users ate 23% less bread over the course of a meal than the people who used butter; The olive oil users had a heavier hand than the butter users – … The China Study isn’t even peer reviewed, it’s a complete joke. Some oils, such as lard, peanut oil, and rapeseed have what we call a low smoking point. It’s not always a straight one to one substitution, there are several things to consider when deciding to use butter or oil. Polyunsaturated fats are higher in omega-6 fatty acids that cause inflammation (find out more about inflammation here). It is a fact that our diet has an effect on blood cholesterol levels. Browning butter creates a deep, almost nutty flavor... Sautéed Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce. Hi Dani – there are some points I would like to raise: – The fact that you call saturated fats healthy and you encourage people to eat more of them is scarey. This is something I see a lot. Surely, vegetarians can also minimize impact when consuming seasonal and local foods when possible (the same Dani advocates for). The amount we consume does not need to increase. I still prefer to cook, at least high heat cook with pastured lard or coconut oil. Everything look like a flag which its direction ,depend from where come the wind.. You forget that our diets are so full of saturated fats already, it’s not that difficult to consume saturated fats. If you want your stretch marks or whatever away I suggest you use 100%VITAMIN E OIL. Infused olive oil is starting to show up in dispensaries, and I imagine they’ll be very popular with the foodie crowd. Saturated fats and trans fats are the “bad” fats. Let me ask you this: if we removed animals from the equation and just grew grains, legumes and veggies – what would fertilize the land? People eschewing butter because they are still afraid of saturated fats and have been led to believe that vegetable oils are the healthier option. You clearly do not understand basic chemistry and maybe did not even read the article. Wait, what? There is simply not enough land to provide such animal pastures (and the crop fields that are used to feed our domestic farm animals.). Which one will you use is a matter of personal preference. Mono- one double bond. Eating meat does not mean hat you don’t eat vegetables, so while vegans are responsible for what you call shipping products around the world, carnivores are responsible for that, plus for all what farming animals involves. coconut oil vs avocado oil vs olive oil vs vegetable oil. You do your own thing, and I’ll do mine. I do believe that the article on this website perhaps presents butter benefits too highly. Hell yes I’m pro-meat! Others don’t get so lucky. I find that so many vegans are disconnected from their food, where it comes from and how it is grown. Pasture based farms can literally reverse desertification. Olive oil has significantly less saturated fat than butter. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are the “good fats”. Not only are the meats extremely healthy, they are amazing for the environment. Thank you for your time. Butter is the much better option to cook with or ghee as it has a higher smoke point. Schedule Outline. Home bakers, too, increasingly are foregoing the butter and baking cakes, tortes, brownies and more with olive oil. The American Heart Association is a joke. But let’s examine lifestyle as well as nutrient intake. Buttery spread. Many butter enthusiasts consider themselves purists who wouldn’t dare compromise flavor just to cut down on saturated fat while olive oil devotees point to the celebrated health benefits (hello, antioxidants!) Cannabutter vs Infused Oil: Understanding The Differences. Not here, in the United States, anyway. And a big part of this is directly related to our food choices. These bonds are between carbons, and a double bond reduces the need for one hydrogen atom per double bond between carbons. While I realize of course not all saturated fats are from animal sources, and even that consuming animal fat doesn’t necessarily mean you’re consuming large amounts of animal protein – generally speaking you wouldn’t separate the fatty bits from the protein rich bits. It’s extremely healthy and a great oil to cook with. Thankfully, butter is rich in this vital nutrient. You’re missing my point, and your points are incorrect. http://amzn.to/12KU8wO You are a true testament to the power of real, ancestral food. Even when I’m dieting that’s difficult to achieve. Saturated fats are healthy. David S. I honestly didn’t know what to do after reading your article, laughing or crying. Saturated are NOT. You can't cream olive oil and… You’d be eating what nature provided you with like lamb, beef, veggies, fruits, etc. A great choice is extra virgin olive oil, a common offering in upscale restaurants,” Tavel says. You need to read up on canola oil: https://ancestral-nutrition.com/canola-oil-not-healthy/. … It is not non-violent. Unfortunately – searching for evidence online to intelligently debate a family members argument against consuming animal protein, I have to agree that avoiding animal protein seems to be well justified. The rest of your argument is hard for me to respond to without writing a novel, but I’ll try to simplify it. Many chefs opt to use half butter and half oil when sautéing seafood: They get the benefit of the buttery flavor, but the added oil helps to keep the butter from burning as easily. Like I said, we all choose our sources. There’s only corn, wheat, and soy. While it is proven that butter is healthier than margarine or fats that contain trans fat. I almost missed it. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/fat/art-20045550. And if your healthy free range grown meat was to be eaten by all in an overpopulated planet, there would be no rainforests left. Your Cholesterol to HDL Ratio is another indicator of heart health. “Saturated fats are extremely healthy, while polyunsaturated fats are the undesirable fats we should avoid” I have NEVER seen that before, I find this article hard to believe to be honest…. These substances protect the oil from damage during high heat cooking”. Was about mass media manipolation ? Overpopulation is a reality, and potentially having 7 billion mouths demanding organic meat (or even non-free range meat) regularly is not realistic. I consult my training in nutrition as well as years of coaching hundreds of clients, majority who have seen an improvement in cholesterol levels as well as nutrient deficiencies. There would be no room on Earth if all people ate organic and free range meat. a little butter is ok but using olive oil is more heart and blood vessel friendly. Or how damaging growing legumes and grains is? Typically a blend of virgin olive oil and refined olive oil (where heat and chemicals are used in the processing), this type of oil is an all-purpose cooking oil. When you cream them together they give us cakes, cookies, brownies, pie and so much more. Not to mention the fact that so many vegetarians cannot seem to comprehend – the land NEEDS animals. I can’t reply to your comment up there, so here it goes. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light has a hint of sour cream flavor. The world is not the same as it was. Providing your own resources while denying others. Right from the first impressions, the message you want to transmit is evident. Actually it’s more like the opposite – all of the information vilifying fat comes mainly from the extremely flawed and debunked study of Dr. Keys – The Seven Countries Study. Again, please read up cholesterol as well as traditional cultures eating large amounts of fat that experienced great health and limited degenerative diseases. Dani….as for your final question…there are 7 billion “animals” living on this planet that can fertilize the land…we just need to get over the fact that it would look odd if you drove by a pasture and saw a bunch of people taking a dump in the great outdoors! A tablespoon of ghee has the same number of calories (120) and fat grams (14) as olive oil. Omega 6 is pro-inflammatory. Oh yeah, there is that big fillet put up on your website design. Butter Or Olive Oil? It’s as simple as that. Agree to disagree because you both make SOME valid points…however, you both make ALOT of rediculous statements. Well, Doc, you really should read up on modern nutritional science. But even healthier fats like olive oil are high in calories, so use them in moderation. Saturated fats are the reason behind diabetes, heart conditions, high cholesterol, obesity and CANCER. If you were a diet addict you would know that fats do not make a person fat. If genetics treat you right, anyone can have great cholesterol for many decades. The present is about taking action in a responsible way, not about craving meat of fooling people to believe that saturated fats are healthy. This meat productions is unsustainable because it uses way too much land. Go butter! Only about 15% of the cholesterol we eat has any affect on our blood cholesterol levels, majority of cholesterol is naturally produced by the liver. Just go to Spain, Italy, Greece or Japan and see for yourself how their diets low in saturated fats affect their health. Let me break it down for you: Recently there was a debate on Homemade Mommy’s Facebook page over olive oil being healthier than butter. dan gremillion, m.d. While it is most clearly established that vitamin K2 deficiency causes calcification of the cardiovascular system, vitamin K2 appears to protect against the inflammation and accumulation of lipids and white blood cells that characterize atherosclerosis as well. One-the second from the top-even addresses the now sore topic of cooking eggs. I am a US Marine and the military has known this since Vietnam. Where do you fall in the great butter versus olive oil debate? Any 90 y/o butter loving triathletes around? Butter is the much better option to cook with or ghee as it has a higher smoke point. Perhaps yesterday’s diet is the culprit of today’s sedentary man’s ill health. Olive oil contains: 75% monounsaturated fat (mostly oleic acid) 13% saturated fat and 10% Omega-6 linoleic acid and 2% Omega-3 linoleic acid. Which Is Healthier? And people are unhealthier than ever. Regarding your comments about veganism lacks essential nutrients…… well, like I said, ask people with the advisory potential of Carl Lewis, B. Clinton, Mike Tyson or Ellen DeGeneres about it. UPDATE 10/31/2020: First half of blood tests available! http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2010/08/04/ajcn.2009.29146.abstract When using butter as a medium to saute food (like seared chicken breasts or pork chops), the replacement options are obvious: olive oil or other cooking oils, ghee, or margarine all work well. Take the human race for example, we’ve been eating animals for millions of years and only started to experience mass obesity, heart disease, cancer, etc when moving away from this type of diet. But from the past few months, my ghee jar began to take over the priority position which olive oil had in my beautiful kitchen. Even dairy farming organizations such as DairyNZ are scientific enough to conclude that ruminants increase the amount of greenhouse gases (not by increasing CO2 levels, but by converting CO2 into methane, a “greenhouse gas that is more than twenty times as powerful as carbon dioxide.”). I ate a porterhouse steak for breakfast today, cooked in a little butter, with raw broccoli and purple sweet potatoes. Read more here: http://rawfoodsos.com/2011/09/22/forks-over-knives-is-the-science-legit-a-review-and-critique/. Using a high quality extra virgin olive oil will give you a higher smoking point. The majority of fat Americans (and most other countries) consume is polyunsaturated fat; this is because most people get their calories from fast food, processed food, packaged food, etc. Both oils are healthy oils. Thanks for a great article! Does butter require refrigeration at all times? There is enough land – consider that one cow can feed a small family for an entire year. Family favourite. LDL cholesterol is great, yeah right. Saturated fat is the most unhealthy. Just like the professionals do, you can prevent butter from burning in a sauté pan by adding a few drops of vegetable oil or any neutral-tasting oil. Now one last thing, three years ago I blew out the mitral valve in my heart so they had to operate. Unsaturated fats are the ones that have the most double-bonds in their chemical structures, and are the most healthy. There is literally no study proving that saturated fat is unhealthy. “I started using olive oil when I went to a Greek diner and they were like my mom made, with some crunch on the edges and I could tell it was olive oil,” says Floridagirl. This is the third time I say it (it must be your saturated fats brain that can’t process). I think infused olive oil is my favorite as far as flavor goes. I have actually either consumed lamb or beef (sometimes both) every single day for the past 2 years. Most people still don’t know that you shouldn’t heat olive oil, I’m glad you brought it up! But there are many other ways to infuse your meals with cannabis, such as trading in high-fat butter for coconut oil, olive oil, and more. When the Dr. came to the room after the surgery he told me that before they operated they catheterized my heart to see if they would need to do any bypasses and they found that there was no plaque in my cardiac arteries. Since oil is lighter than butter (1 cup of melted butter weighs about 227 grams; 1 cup of vegetable or other neutral oil weighs about 218 grams), the texture of oil cakes is lighter too. Mind you, if this quote is even accurate, it is from 1990! Encouraging us to eat more is wrong. Most of my older relatives from there are in their 70-80ies. Half of our cells are made up of saturated fat. I wrote a post about the nutrient density of butter than you can read here. Best Heart Disease Choice! Healthy looking soldiers were dying of heart attacks caused by consuming too much butter and saturated fats. There are differences between butter and oil. I’d recommend doing some research of your own to see what other information is available and to not trust everything written on some people’s personal blogs. Recap Butter vs. oil, and which one to use for different types of meal prepping is a never-ending debate. Considering the amount of processed foods people eat that contain soy, corn, canola and cottonseed oils, people are overwhelmingly consuming polyunsaturated fat, not saturated fat. Stop butter and go for olive/canola oil for 3 months and recheck your cholestrol levels. When the editorial team cooks with butter, the question arises: Is it better than olive oil? Find out how many calories and grams of fat you can save by switching to olive oil for your cooking and baking. From Chris Kresser, L. Ac. If I am not mistaken (I could be), this new view about saturated fats not being unhealthy comes as a result of a (one) new study. Please check my sources, as I used the USDA’s nutrition database. Yet another fact you choose to ignore. I don’t even know why I’m responding to this nonsense when you clearly know nothing about health or nutrition. It’s not always a straight one to one substitution, there are several things to consider when deciding to use butter or oil. Saturated fat increases LDL and may possibly decrease HDL, components of blood cholesterol. That even gets accentuated when you consider that most of the world’s crops are being fed to grow animals that later people eat. Butter vs. Olive Oil July 26th, 2019. by Jillian Gordon. Cannabutter is a weed chef's biggest weapon. YES. What was said before about the impact of free range meat is obvious. A quick search on PubMed will put things straight. I’m clearly not a Mr. which I think is quite obvious unless you didn’t actually read the article or my website literally at all. Finally, I am in no vendetta against carnivores, it’s just that your article is biased. I’ve definitely left it out overnight and haven’t been worried. Ideas about fats are going to continue to change as we discover new ideas through research. For some people, olive oil is considered to be the healthier choice since butter is heavily linked to dairy products. Not all fats are created equal…especially when it comes to baking, it makes a difference which fat you use and when you use it in the recipe. There is no place left for the buffalo to roam. If you dare to venture past USDA information, use google to research about this. Regarding what you said on April 15, 2014 at 8:18 am: What I said is that USDA is lobbied by the meat industry, so I don’t see why you base your research on it so obediently, while you choose to discredit other sources so easily (China Study, AHA). Research is in fact rapidly redefining heart disease largely as a deficiency of this vitamin. As a general rule of thumb, substitute three-quarters of the butter in a recipe with olive oil. My understanding is that virgin coconut oil’s smoke point is about 250 to 300 degrees fahrenheit according to most VCO labels (although I have seen some labels claiming as high as 350 degrees), whereas refined coconut oil’s smoke point is about 450 degrees fahrenheit. Thankfully, butter is one of these foods. Not foods high in PUFAs. Here we compare the values of one tablespoon coconut oil vs. butter fat content. Butter is also richer in true vitamin A (retinol) as well as vitamin D. 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. It’s a synergistic structure, so if we properly utilized the land, we could have cows that graze, then the cows fertilize the land, then vegetable and fruits grow (not grains). Also, Grecians consume a fairly significant amount of dairy (feta, yogurt) and little nuts. Sharing , It is not a fact that Olive Oil is not heat stable. World population has increased from less than 1.8 billion to over 7 billion in less than a century. If you find yourself in the mood for butter or happen to have an ample amount of unsalted butter (best for cooking and baking) on hand, then try your hand at some of these delicious recipes below. The researchers collected data on the vitamin K intakes of the subjects between 1990 and 1993 and measured the extent of heart disease in each subject, who had died from it and how this related to vitamin K2 intake and arterial calcification. Update 11/16/2020: All of the results are going on the final experiment page. You will find plenty. By the time I was in high school I had churned more butter and candled more eggs than most people would see or eat in an entire lifetime. Or maybe better isn’t the right word; perhaps different is what we’re looking for. What do you think we would be consuming if we didn’t have access to mass produced/processed commercial food? Good bye to you. What are your thoughts on coconut oil? It may seem like a lot of butter, but I was amazed at how the crust on each piece of veal just soaked it right up... Pineapple and shrimp may seem like a surprising pairing, but when sautéed in butter... Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Brown Butter. PUFAs generally contain very little omega-3s and are much higher in omega-6 fatty acids. Coconut oil significantly increased HDL-C compared with butter (+0.18, 95% CI 0.06 to 0.30 mmol/L) or olive oil (+0.16, 95% CI 0.03 to 0.28 mmol/L). Olive oil users used 26% more olive oil on each slice of bread compared to block butter users (40 vs. 33 calories) Olive oil users ate 23% less bread over the course of a meal than the people who used butter; The olive oil users had a heavier hand than the butter users – for individual slices of bread. 7% is extremely low and no culture in history has ever avoided heart healthy saturated fats. Here’s some good scientific studies you should check out: Should I believe someone still or better do my theory thought? great information. Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs Butter Experiment – Design By Dave in Cholesterol , Experiments As I often say, I believe looking at LDL cholesterol levels alone is like reading the last chapter in a long book… you need to know all the elements in the story before that point to get an idea of how it ended up there. To read updated information on cholesterol, I suggest reading Dr. Peter Attia’s series on the subject, http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/the-straight-dope-on-cholesterol-part-i and let me know what you think. It’s not the same thing. People should consume large amounts of saturated fat, it is the healthiest and safest fat to consume, especially in the form of fish eggs, grass-fed dairy, shellfish, etc. When it’s time to get lean and make everything tighter and leaner, butter is one of first thnings to get scrapped. Scientific consensus overall points out that methane emissions from cattle farming are a cause of climate change. That is still true today. My heart was in such good shape that he was able to repair the valve rather than replace it with an artificial, which is a rare event. — Christina Shea (@cmshea88) August 25, 2020 I made a chart (below) illustrating the nutrient density of butter versus olive oil: Butter is much higher in vitamin K2 or menaquinone. Monounsaturated fat is known to lower LDL, and may even increase HDL. Unless you’re out there with a scythe, don’t forget to add them to the death toll of your vegetarian meal. From the Weston A. The butter figures might be similar in other sources as you said (although as others pointed out here, the fried olive oil info you gave is false), but only pro-meat lobbied individuals and organizations would say that saturated fats are good for you. I agree with your opinion about butter. 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