6 Reasons Why Butter Is Good for You

Have our prayers been answered? Is butter good for you? We found the surprising health benefits of this popular toast-topper.

By Ashley Neglia
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As a registered dietitian working with the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers, I would like to let you know that many statements in this article about margarine are incorrect. First and foremost, if you walk into a supermarket and read the ingredient label on margarine containers you’ll find that partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, the source of trans fat, is no longer listed on all national brands of soft spread products. Additionally, soft spread margarine contains far less saturated fat and about half the calories as butter. With regard to the relationship between margarine and heart disease, the study referenced uses data more than 40 years old, a time when the ingredients in margarine were significantly different that the buttery spread products of today. When it comes to comparing the healthfulness of margarine versus butter, both the Food and Drug Administration and the American Heart Association endorse soft spread margarine as the spread of choice. Learn more at www.iheartbutterytaste.com

dwelland@kellencompany.com on 2015-04-24 11:36:04

And cholesterol is not a problem either, while drugs that lower it have harmful effects!

mjns on 2015-04-16 16:25:44

I have always preferred the taste of butter but don't like the price. I look for it to be on sale and try to stock up when it is.

homeygfunk on 2013-07-03 04:00:38

Kerrygold butter can be bought at Trader Joe's.

sherrybaynes@gmail.com posted 6/20/13

sherrybaynes@gmail.com on 2013-06-20 16:13:48

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