Butter The New Health Food?

Butter unlikely to harm health

A study has shown, Saturated fat does not increase the risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes or early death.

Saturated fat found in butter, meat or cream is unlikely to kill you, but margarine might. Traditionally dieticians have advised people to cut down on animal fats, the biggest ever study has shown that it does not increase the risk of stroke, heart disease or diabetes.

Trans-fats, found in processed foods like margarine raises the risk of death by 34 per cent. Trans fats have no health benefits and pose a significant risk for heart disease.

New research which looked at 50 studies involving more than one million people found there was no evidence that saturated fat was bad for health.
It backs up recent research from the University of Cambridge that found saturated fat in dairy foods might protect against diabetes.

The “vilification” of saturated fats dates back to the 1950s when research suggested a link between high dietary saturated fat intake. However this study author drew his conclusions on data from six countries, choosing to ignore the data from a further 16, which did not fit with his hypothesis.

Grin … Grandma’s fried ham or bacon, buttered biscuits and eggs are back on the breakfast menu.

Think before you snack. Eat healthy.

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8 responses to “Butter The New Health Food?

  1. Eventually the studies will find that the best fat is good old fashioned lard. Just try to clean up after the various fats. My mother ran a restaurant and the oil she had to use in her fryer was so difficult to clean up that once a year we used a paint scraper to clean off parts of the backsplash. Butter and lard clean up with a warm rag. Go figure.

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  2. You might like ‘Little Heathens’ by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. It’s a memoir of her childhood on a farm in Iowa during the 1930’s, with an emphasis on their farm, garden, and the foods they ate.


  3. My parents, who are in their late 70’s, are still in the 1970’s regarding health news. They unfortunately only use margarine and only drink diet sodas, both of which were much more popular 40 or so years ago, and were both touted for their health benefits back then.
    I don’t eat a lot when I visit!

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    • Lucky for me as it has turned out. I was in my late teens before we moved off the farm. A 160 acre sandy dryland mostly cotton patch 27 miles out of town. We didn’t get electricity on the farm until 1955, soda was a luxury item so I never developed a soda or candy habit. We churned butter as need(no refrigerator) in hot weather we bought ice weekly for the icebox. Dairy items, milk, cream and eggs were kept cooled in a ‘milk house’ a small building with windmill water piped in to cool things as the water passed over them.
      Happy Gardening


  4. Good to know, but study or no study, I think life is too short to pass up things like bacon and butter. Hell, I was raised on biscuits and gravy and ham and bacon, and I’m still here. Better than all that processed, pre-packaged crap.

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