Good News About Butter

We’ll just sit here with a slice of bread slathered in butter … truffle butter, of course … while science proves the point. Again.

Butter is back, and it’s safe to enjoy.

Our grandmothers and their grandmothers knew this simple fact. But it’s nice when a study can back up that old-time common sense.

The Clam Shack, Kennebunkport, Maine. How to make a lobster roll

PLOS One journal has the results of a study that included 600,000 people and concluded that eating butter is not linked to a higher risk for heart disease, and might even be protective against type 2 diabetes. Read that study here: Is Butter Back? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Butter Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Total Mortality

This goes against the longstanding advice to avoid butter because it contains saturated fat.

“This study adds to a growing understanding that saturated fats are not public health enemy number one,” said Dr. David Ludwig, an endocrinologist and a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Check Time for the full story: The Case for Eating Butter Just Got Stronger.

So go ahead, get out the butter knife … and try some of our truffle butter recipes.

Will you be more liberal with butter because of this study? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment.

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