Is butter as bad as it was portrayed by licensed health professionals for the past decade?
Studies performed more than 40 years ago had revealed that saturated fats were unhealthy and had a wholly negative effect on the human body. Saturated fats were deemed as bad as the unhealthy fats. They were considered to be at fault for increasing the risk of heart disease or the risk of heart attack.
Butter is well known for having saturated fats but newer studies are no longer looking at broad categories such as fats, or even saturated fats. Medical experts are now performing more specialized research and studies on specific types of food.
Researchers have quite recently accumulated data gathered from nine independent studies. Each of the studies objectively attempted to observe the actual effects of the dairy when eaten regularly. Having coinciding data was just an additional way to confirm that the research was as accurate as possible.
Butter: Is it bad for us?
- The research is showing that it is not as bad as starch or sugar;
- It is also not responsible for increasing the chance of coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, or stroke;
- One study has revealed that one daily tablespoon can lower the chance of type 2 diabetes by approximately 4 percent.
Butter: Is it good for us?
- Research data states that it is less healthy than other foods containing healthy fats, such as olive oil or soybean;
- It can be bordering on unhealthy when used with white toast or sugared pastries;
- A separate study did demonstrate that one daily tablespoon can increase the risk of mortality by 1 percent.
The new data does demonstrate that casting saturated fats aside and labeling it as an entirely unhealthy food is not wise. Food specialists are currently seeing the dairy as an opportune middle ground which should exercise temperance.
Removing it from a diet can be done safely. There are other foods which can potentially lower type 2 diabetes. Butter is, however, accessible not to mention found to be delicious by many.
With results from more studies based on saturated fats on their way, diets in the years to come will end up looking very incredibly different from the past decade.
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