The scholar Ibn al-Qayyim in his Prophetic Medicine mentioned some of the benefits of butter. He said that butter:
Butter For Good health
Unlike margarine or other vegetable spreads, butter is a real, natural food. It contains beneficial saturated fats, which are essential for a healthy body, as well as a wide range of other nutrients including:
Cholesterol is a potent antioxidant that enters the blood to combat harmful free radicals, and is needed to maintain intestinal health, and for correct brain and nervous system development in children.
Butter and weight gain
Butter does not cause weight gain. This is because the short and medium chain fatty acids in butter are not stored in the adipose tissue (also known as body fat), but are instead used for quick energy. Fat tissue is composed mainly of longer chain fatty acids.  These come from olive oil and polyunsaturated oils as well as from refined carbohydrates.
Margarine is a man-made, processed food, created chemically from refined polyunsaturated oils. The process used to make these normally liquid oils into spread-able form is called hydrogenation.
Margarines are made by heating vegetable oils to extremely high temperatures. This insures that the oils will become rancid. After that, a nickel catalyst is added, along with hydrogen atoms, to solidify it. Nickel is a toxic heavy metal and amounts always remain in the finished product. Finally, deodorants and colorings are added to remove margarine's horrible smell (from the rancid oils) and unappetizing grey color. During the solidification process, harmful trans-fatty acids are created which are carcinogenic and mutagenic.
What would you rather have: a real, natural food with an abundance of healthful qualities or a lump of processed and deodorized slop?
When looking for good quality butter, raw is always best. But this can be hard to find, so organic butter from grass-fed cows is the next best thing. Most cows are grain-fed, and are given antibiotics and growth hormones, residues of which remain in their meat and milk. Butter from grain-fed cows is also very high in omega-6 fatty acids, and low in omega-3. A healthy diet is dependant on the correct balance between these two fatty acids, but the modern diet usually contains much higher levels of omega-6 already. This imbalance is thought to be one of the causes of inflammation which leads to disease. On the other hand, butter from grass-fed cows has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids.
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