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Butter One Of The Good Guy’s?

A study in the British Medical Journal revealed that while those who avoided butter in favor of vegetable oil spreads saw their cholesterol levels drop, [however]the result didn’t translate to a lower risk of heart disease or premature death.

The study, a reappraisal of data from a randomized controlled trial from 1968 to 1973, looked at 9,570 participants who replaced saturated fat in their diets with vegetable oil, which is rich in linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fat. While the vegetable oil group saw cholesterol levels drop by 13.8 per cent, it failed to have the same effect on their risk of death in fact, they actually had a higher risk than those who consumed the butter.

Dr Forouhi said,”saturated fats are not the villains previously thought. One large study from McMaster University in Canada last August found no evidence that eating higher amounts of saturated fat raised the risk of death, but it did find eating more trans-fats was linked to increased risk of death and heart disease.

Rick Miller consultant dietitian, said “We need to move away from the idea of consuming single nutrients to thinking about eating more heart healthy foods,” That means a combination of saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats for heart health. “These include omega-3 fatty acids from fish such as salmon, herring and tuna, or plant based sources such as walnuts, flaxseed and canola oils, avocados, olives and olive oils, and dairy products such as whole milk and eggs.”

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Butter Lover? Here’s Some Good News

Melt unsalted butter until it boils and skimm off the white milk proteins at the top. The result is a golden liquid that tastes richer than regular butter, can be heated to a higher temperature without smoking, and can be kept in the fridge for weeks without turning rancid.

Health wise for starters, it just might help you lose weight. Compared to regular butter, it’s higher in conjugated lineolic acid, a fatty acid found in dairy and meat products that research has shown has the ability to target and burn belly fat.

Tummy troubles? Clarified butter could help with those, too. It’s rich in butyric acid, a fatty acid that studies suggest can ease abdominal pain, promote healthy gut bacteria, and reduce inflammation in people with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease and since it’s free of milk proteins, it’s usually well tolerated by people who have problems with dairy.

Clarified butter has the same number of calories as olive oil or coconut oil at 120 calories per Tbsp.
You could drizzle clarified butter over steamed vegetables, scrambled eggs, or even stir it into a bowl of oatmeal. But where it really shines is in things like stir-fries or seared meat or fish.

It’s one of the best oils to use for cooking because it’s smoke point is high—around 485°F. So it doesn’t burn like butter or break down into free radicals like other oils can.

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Fat May Not Be What Is Making You Sick

Before you dive off the deep end and go postal on me.
Remember All Things In Moderation. Even to much clear cold pure spring water is not good for you.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack it seems has been promoting their own personal agenda. Making recommendations and directing publication be biased towards fat to fit their on agenda.

Capitol Hill at a hearing before the House Agriculture Committee, congressional lawmakers from both sides of the aisle called on Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to explain the reasoning behind shifting dietary guidelines. The debate on the government’s dietary advisory committee, seems to center on the science behind the guidelines, and as I’ve been saying all along, fat is not the enemy. And science proves it.

Your body needs saturated fats for proper function. We evolved as hunter gatherers, eating animal products and fruits for most of our existence on earth. That’s why the low fat movement makes no sense. We’re designed to eat these foods.

Butter has almost the same percentages of polyunsaturated saturated and monounsaturated fats as breast milk.
Clearly nature started us out on a high fat diet. Butter has been demonized but organic butter with no hormones and no antibiotics is a healthy dietary fat.
Every cell in the body requires cholesterol. The reason people have been getting sick on low fat is they are denying their cellular structure including cells in the brain one of the most important building blocks.

2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggested we reduce our saturated fat intake to only 10% or less of total calories. But research shows this is the opposite of what people require for health. Fats provide a number of significant benefits, building materials for cell membranes and hormones help with absorption of minerals like calcium activity as antiviral agents carrying important fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K and modulating genetic regulation and helping prevent cancer.

2013, prominent London cardiologist Aseem Malhotra argued in the British Medical Journal that you should ignore advice to reduce your saturated fat intake, because it’s actually increasing your risk for obesity and heart attack.
March 2014, a new meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, using data from more than a half million people, reported that those who consumed higher amounts of saturated fat have no more heart disease than those who consume less.
I guess that’s why so many fat doctors live well into their 90’s.

Fats are protective! They create the vital barrier in our GI tract that prevents toxins from making their way into our bloodstream and up to our brains.

It’s time to dispel the cholesterol myth. That myth dates back to when President Eisenhower, who was known to love his bacon, eggs, butter and toast, had a heart attack.
The public and politicians were concerned. Ansel Keys has conducted his Seven Countries Study around that time and found that people in countries that consumed the smallest amount of fats had the least cases of heart disease. But Ansel Keys had cherry-picked his data to support that “fact.” That was the beginning of the massive shift to low fat, margarine instead of butter, and other new fake chemical foods.

2012, Norwegian University of Science and technology researchers looked at more than 52,000 adults and found that women with “high cholesterol” (more than 270 mg/dl) had a 28% lower mortality rate than women with “low cholesterol.”
Researchers also found that women face a higher risk for heart disease, stroke, and cardiac arrest with lower cholesterol levels.
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Butter For A Healthy Lifestyle

News coverage that advances the idea that saturated fat, which is found in butter, is bad for your health. That may have been the general consensus several decades ago, but based on recent studies, it’s widely agreed upon that butter can be a stepping stone on your journey toward a healthy lifestyle.

Butter does contain some trans fats, dairy trans fats are considered healthy, unlike trans fats from processed foods. The conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) found in butter is associated with several health benefits it may reduce the risk of cancer, promote weight loss, and improve cardiovascular health.

Butter does contain some trans fats, dairy trans fats are considered healthy, unlike trans fats from processed foods. The conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) found in butter is associated with several health benefits it may reduce the risk of cancer, promote weight loss, and improve cardiovascular health.

Butters vitamin and mineral breakdown demonstrates that it is a nutrient-dense food. It provides vitamins A, D, E, B12, and K2, some of which have antioxidant properties that help with health problems.

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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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