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The Truth About Abs
by Mike Geary, Best-Selling Fitness Author

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If you've read my book or my articles for some time, you know I'm a big fan of REAL butter... and NOT margarine.

In fact, I would NEVER, EVER even think about touching margarine with a ten foot pole... and even these new fancy so-called "cholesterol lowering" margarines still contain some trans fats and inflammatory refined oils. I would NEVER touch those either.

I can't tell you how many times I've been at certain restaurants and been horrified to find that they don't even have real butter.... instead, they have nothing but artery-clogging trans fat-laden margarine! Yuck. No thanks.

I've also been shocked to find that some people (a LOT of people) are still confused about the whole butter and margarine thing. In case you're still confused, let's clear this up now... the debate has actually been over for YEARS now, and I'll make it real simple:

Butter is healthy (if you choose the right type)... Margarine is deadly! Simple as that.

I know that's a bold claim to say that butter is healthy...but it's true, as long as you choose organic grass-fed (pastured) butter, and NOT butter that came from confinement feedlots (CAFOs) from cows fed corn.

In fact, butter is one of the best natural sources of the healthy fat conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) that actually helps you to build muscle and lose fat. Butter is also a good source of the healthy fats, MCTs, and also omega-3's in grass-fed butter too.

But it doesn't stop there... this article below shows not only how butter can help you get leaner, but is also one of the best sources of a few very unique vitamins that are hard to get elsewhere, can improve your cardiovascular function, and even lower diabetes risk.

How butter can make you leaner and improve your health

That article is a must read! It's refreshing to see a health author that actually "gets it" when it comes to this stuff. I'm sick of reading meal plans from bodybuilders and clueless nutritionists that say to avoid butter and make sure to have plain boring steamed vegetables instead.

No way! I'll take my grass-fed butter on my vegetables and I'll love it. And by the way, yes you CAN get single digit bodyfat lean and still use butter on your foods if you want. I do it every day.

Please forward this article on to your friends and family to help them live healthier!


Til next time,
Don't be lazy... be lean.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Author - The Truth About Six Pack Abs
How to Get a Flat Belly

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@ 3:11pm ET on April 25, 2011 and where might one find this kind of butter? I've never seen it anywhere. Thanks!
@ 3:27pm ET on April 25, 2011 Hi Elaine, at most grocery stores, there is usually at least 1 option for a "pasture raised" butter, or "grass fed" butter. One brand I know that's not labeled "grass-fed", but definitely is grass-fed is KerryGold Irish butter. This is produced in Ireland where they simply don't feed cows corn... the cows are all grass-fed for this brand. And this Irish butter tastes amazing too!
@ 6:59pm ET on April 25, 2011 Also, if you can't find grass-fed butter at your local grocery store, I found it online at this site: http://healthygrassfed.2ya.com (just look at the grass fed dairy tab on the left). I haven't ordered the butter from that site, but I've ordered a bunch of grass fed meats and it's great! plus, delivery is fast.
@ 9:56am ET on April 26, 2011 Super helpful tips Mike - thanks!
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