Is grass the missing link to fighting inflammation with butter? Vitamin K2, omega 3 fatty acids and butyrate are all drastically increased in grass fed cows, and are known to lower inflammation in humans. Grass fed butter is one of the few naturally occurring foods where Vitamin K2 can be found in high supply. There is a growing body of research supporting Vitamin K2 as a protective nutrient against chronic aging conditions and diseases, such as inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and osteoarthritis.
The difference between naturally occurring versus man made trans fats comes down to a process called hydrogenation. In a nutshell, liquid vegetable oils go through a variety of different processes ranging from high heat to chemical solvent exposure. Why take an unhealthy oil and denature the crap out of it? Well because it changes the resting state of the oil from liquid to solid, which makes them useful for mass manufacturing of processed foods.