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What’s Better Than Butter?

Butter Is Back? Again?

Butter has been in the controversial column of nutrition advice for decades. When saturated fat and cholesterol were claimed to not be as strong a factor in heart disease a few years ago,  butter activists celebrated the headlines  – “Butter is Back.”  However, there are still some cautions when it comes to butter. Let’s face it – butter still contains saturated fat that raises the “bad” LDL – cholesterol in the blood. Sorry, butter lovers. The following article gives you more choices when deciding to stick with butter or choosing another alternative.

Another thing to remember. Extra virgin olive oil does not raise blood LDL cholesterol and may contain some healthy polyphenols as well.  Yogurt is the best dairy choice (if it is not loaded with sugar).

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Butter: Use Some Common Sense

Butter Is Back? Again?

Butter Is Back? Again?

“Butter is back” screamed from the headlines a few years ago as news spread quickly that saturated fat was the not the dietary villain previously claimed. Most news like this encourages a lot of Americans to throw caution to the wind and add butter back  to their diets with gusto. The following article traces the history of the butter-margarine controversy of past decades and offers some sensible advice about the use of butter in the diet.

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