Written by Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society, July 21, 2014
Is butter bad for you, or might this vilified food actually have some value? If you’re comparing butter to margarine or the butter-like spreads in your grocer’s cooler, then yes, butter is far better. It skips the trans fats and is high in many nutrients.
But even when NOT comparing it to unhealthful options, butter can still be a health-boosting food. While butter has gotten a bad rap over the ages, we are now stuck trying to sort out the truth from the hype, and as many people are doing, enjoying the buttery goodness in the process.
The Western Diet shifted several decades ago, eventually leading to the low-fat craze and the belief that fats caused disease. But as we are now finding out, this isn’t necessarily true. Saturated fats like those in butter don’t necessarily contribute to heart disease. As a…
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