The one indelible image of Krishna’s childhood is him stealing butter and sadly, as a condiment butter has been driven away from our tables by the health craze. However, there now seems to be a revival for the white substance with several dieticians speaking up for butter.

Lord Krishna's favourite snack-butter
Lord Krishna’s favourite snack-butter

Talking to the, dietician Rujuta Diwekar was quoted saying: “Rich in anti ageing Vitamin A and enzymes, makhan or white butter enhances not just taste of food but life itself. The food of Gods!”

The truth is that the paranoia surrounding butter goes back and forth and the debate has run for too long. Like coffee, red wine or dark chocolate, when consumed in moderation, there’s nothing wrong with the substance. In fact, it has several health benefits. For starters it’s healthy calories with 100 grams containing 750 calories. White butter also contains lecithin which helps people lose weight by the proper assimilation and metabolism of cholesterol and other fat constituents.

Butter also contains calcium, phosphorous, vitamin A and D which helps boost the immune stem. Studies have even shows that butter is packed with CLA or conjugated linoleic acid that has anti-cancer properties. Butter, incidentally also contains essential nutrients which are essential for the development of a child’s brain and nervous system development. So don’t feel guilty putting a little bit of butter on your toast, it’s for your own good!