The Diagnosis: Pass the Butter
July 13, 2016•9 min
Dr. Mike dishes on the benefits of butter.Butter has been a dietary staple for thousands of years. When did the fat-shaming of butter begin?It was perceived as increasing the waistline, causing cardiovascular disease and upping diabetes risk. This concept has flooded supermarkets with low-fat and fat-free products. Butter substitutes dominate the refrigerator case. Instead of consuming natural fats, we are eating over-processed products that don't provide the health benefits of natural butter.Here are the delicious facts. Butter intake is not significantly associated with cardiovascular disease risk. Butter consumption is associated with lower incidence for type-2 diabetes. Milk fat is full of vitamins and minerals. Butter has the greatest benefit when sourced from animals who eat a nutrient-rich diet.So, pass the butter! Listen in as Dr. Mike dishes about how butter is actually good for you.