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Butter Is More Nutritious Than You Might Have Thought
Since butter is primarily fat, it has been seen as an enemy of good health since the 1980s. However, more recent science has shown that saturated fats, which butter contains a lot of, are actually "neutral from a heart health perspective," according to Harvard Public Health.
Butter is also a source of vitamins A, B12, D, E, and K, nutrients that are needed for healthy eyes, skin, immune function, teeth, bones, energy, and may reduce the risks of certain cancers. It also contains iodine, which our bodies cannot make, but need for our thyroid glands to work properly.
Butter is also a great source of conjugated linoleic acid, which may have anticancer, weight management, and immunity-boosting properties, and butyrate, which may improve digestive health, insulin sensitivity, and metabolism rates. So now you can enjoy butter guilt-free, just be sure to limit yourself to about one tablespoon per day.