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Butter is bad a myth we've been fed by the 'healthy eating' industry
the guardian via pioneer press ^ | 10-23-13 | Joanna Blythman

Posted on 10/23/2013 7:58:58 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

Government and health charities have been doling out duff healthy eating advice for decades, but when are they going to admit it? That's the question raised by the remarks of cardiologist Aseem Malhotra, who writing in the BMJ has challenged the orthodoxy that the consumption of foods containing saturated fat, such as butter and red meat, causes heart disease.

Malhotra is brave and principled to speak out, yet he is far from a lone voice. In 2010, a major review of scientific studies on fat, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, concluded that contrary to what we have been lead to believe, “there is no convincing evidence that saturated fat causes heart disease”. In the UK, other independent-minded nutritionists and medics, including John Briffa, Zoe Harcombe, and Malcolm Kendrick, have vociferously countered the biggest public health dogma of our times.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bacon; butter; doom; fat; mooch
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1 posted on 10/23/2013 7:58:58 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Like bacon, butter is one of nature’s perfect foods. Yummy.


2 posted on 10/23/2013 8:02:44 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: TurboZamboni
I LOVE butter.
3 posted on 10/23/2013 8:03:31 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: TurboZamboni
Real butter, sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners, etc............. live longer.
4 posted on 10/23/2013 8:05:25 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Good or bad,a juicy steak accompanied by a heavily buttered baked potato is something I'll always enjoy.
5 posted on 10/23/2013 8:05:38 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: TurboZamboni

WE don’t allow oleo in our home. It’s butter or nothing.


6 posted on 10/23/2013 8:06:51 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Only thing better than butter is deep-fried butter...on a stick!


7 posted on 10/23/2013 8:08:22 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: TurboZamboni

We had it on say for $1.79. Yes...I froze 10 of them!!


8 posted on 10/23/2013 8:08:29 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: TurboZamboni
Butter ain't bad. It's one of the major food groups.

Like margaritas.

9 posted on 10/23/2013 8:10:45 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: TurboZamboni
The real tragedy here is that the butter "alternative" foisted upon us by health Nazis, to wit, margarine, is actually hazardous to your health. A stick of margarine is basically a stick of hydrogenated "trans-fat". Not really a food at all but something artificial.

Butter is natural and much preferable to margarine (and olive oil is even better).

10 posted on 10/23/2013 8:10:48 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: TurboZamboni

Yep, when I was young I ate margarine instead because they told us it was healthier than butter is, and it turned out to be worse.


11 posted on 10/23/2013 8:11:46 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: TurboZamboni

12 posted on 10/23/2013 8:13:29 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: TurboZamboni

Butter is the best source of conjugated linoleic acid available.

Butter is essential to our diet, as is carnitine.

I recommend that all leftist food NAZI lay off of butter.


13 posted on 10/23/2013 8:13:40 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: TurboZamboni

And those greater than 16 ounce soft drinks will kill you!


14 posted on 10/23/2013 8:15:52 PM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: SamAdams76

Actually, margarine is not really a fat, but a toxic plastic that turns our cells water-proof resulting in type 2 diabetes.


15 posted on 10/23/2013 8:16:22 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: TurboZamboni

We only use butter in our house - for cooking, baking and on toast, mashed potatoes, etc. NO MARGARINE!!!


16 posted on 10/23/2013 8:16:24 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: TurboZamboni

Thank God, we haven’t had margarine in the house for at least 40 years. We eat plenty of butter, and I eat a bit of bacon. And I occasionally fry stuff in olive oil.


17 posted on 10/23/2013 8:17:42 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: immadashell

>> “And those greater than 16 ounce soft drinks will kill you! <<

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If they are artificially sweetened they truly will kill you.


18 posted on 10/23/2013 8:17:55 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: TurboZamboni

Butter from Denmark is fabulous.

19 posted on 10/23/2013 8:18:12 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Cicero

Try Avocado oil!

Its even better than olive oil.


20 posted on 10/23/2013 8:19:02 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Utah Binger

Butter from Ireland is even better.


21 posted on 10/23/2013 8:20:04 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: TurboZamboni

My cardiologist told me “You can quit smoking (I already had). You can cut out the fats. You can exercise. But you can’t help who your daddy is. I told him I didn’t want to take statins and he said that was fine with him. I take niacin.


22 posted on 10/23/2013 8:20:54 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: TurboZamboni

I can remember when margarine was touted as the healthy alternative to butter (which as it turned out, was not the case at all).

As for me, I maintain moderation remains the key in most things. I probably couldn’t get away with eating six sticks a day for breakfast (and wouldn’t want to, to be honest). But I’m not gonna stop enjoying butter on corn on the cob or slathered on a wedge of hot, home-made soda bread once in a while.


23 posted on 10/23/2013 8:24:22 PM PDT by DemforBush (Of all the Thompson gunners, Roland was the best.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Oh man, the dairy products in Ireland...I could live on their milk, cheese and butter. Don’t like their bacon, but the dairy products are some of the best in the world, IMHO.


24 posted on 10/23/2013 8:26:02 PM PDT by DemforBush (Of all the Thompson gunners, Roland was the best.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Here is the real deal

The Role of Cholesterol and Diet In Heart Disease

By Alice Ottoboni, Ph.D. and Fred Ottoboni, M.P.H., Ph.D.

25 posted on 10/23/2013 8:29:28 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: VerySadAmerican

I once read that 70% of diabetic will have some form of heart trouble.

Fast forward 15 years. Doctor puts me on statins. I take them until my shoulders are screaming with pain. Tell my doctor “I will not take them anymore.” She replies, “Ok, but you will have a 30% chance of developing heart problems in the next 10 years.”

Hmm, my odds are improving.


26 posted on 10/23/2013 8:29:44 PM PDT by Dawggie
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To: DemforBush

Yes, Ireland has the best environment for dairy cattle, and it shows up in the quality of their milk and butter.

Milk with 10% butter fat! The absolute best tasting and healthiest there is.


27 posted on 10/23/2013 8:34:09 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: DemforBush

28 posted on 10/23/2013 8:34:40 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: TurboZamboni

I never fell for that “margarine” marketing. Always used butter and still do. Guess I had “Common Sense” then, too : )


29 posted on 10/23/2013 8:36:33 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: TurboZamboni

Good article. I really object the demonizing of whole milk and whole milk products. Especially its ban in so many elementary schools, just the age when children need that fat and cholesterol for brain development.


30 posted on 10/23/2013 8:36:40 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: sneakers

Treat yourself to some European butter such as Kerrygold. It is what I use when making croissants.


31 posted on 10/23/2013 8:38:04 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: editor-surveyor

General Rule in my house is if the CDC or the FDA or MOOchelle’s fat pyramids tell you it is bad. It is likely good for you.
We eat a whole health protein rich, vitamin rich, garlic spice rich diet.
Tons of Olive , Coconut and natural oils.
There are no HFCS’s, packaged foods, fake bacon and no animal or dairy products with hormones or antibiotics.
We eat organic everything, No glyphosate period.

I am a technically “green” Conservative in the sense that I do not introduce any Chemical, fake , hormone antibiotic crap into my environment.

Breast Cancer survivor, non carb eater


32 posted on 10/23/2013 8:39:27 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: editor-surveyor

I use avo oil in soap making. I worry that hubby will figure out how delicious it is on salads and purloin my supply.


33 posted on 10/23/2013 8:39:53 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: editor-surveyor

Is there a difference between conjugate linoleic acid and the regular linoleic fatty acid? I’m familiar with most fatty acids because of soap making but the term conjugate linoleic is new to me.


34 posted on 10/23/2013 8:43:30 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: TurboZamboni; All
I use only organic butter, coconut oil, grape-seed oil and ghee - and lard.

I render my own lard from organic fat back and make my own ghee - which is rendered butter. (This separates out the milk solids and lasts much longer.)

I keep table butter in a ‘butter bell’ so it's always spreadable.

I've been writing about these in my columns for years.

Also, remember, Canola oil (made from rape seed) and soy bean oil is almost certainly grown with Monsanto chemicals. Olive oil burns quicker than lard or coconut oil - and goes rancid to quickly, turning it into a very unhealthy oil.

(I was raised on my grandparents farm in the north woods during the late ‘30’s and 40’s. We provided the bulk of own foods - much the same as people had for centuries. Invaluable ‘training.”

35 posted on 10/23/2013 8:51:04 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: lastchance

You’ve never heard of CLA?


36 posted on 10/23/2013 8:51:41 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SIDENET

My favorite vegetable is popcorn.
How can I enjoy my favorite vegetable without a little butter on it?


37 posted on 10/23/2013 8:53:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: maine-iac7

Canola is a genetically altered substance, thus not fit for consumption by any living thing.


38 posted on 10/23/2013 8:54:03 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: lastchance

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conjugated_linoleic_acid


39 posted on 10/23/2013 8:56:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor
Canola is a genetically altered substance, thus not fit for consumption by any living thing.

ahm yeah, I think I conveyed that in saying: "Also, remember, Canola oil (made from rape seed) and soy bean oil is almost certainly grown with Monsanto chemicals"?

40 posted on 10/23/2013 8:59:21 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: editor-surveyor

Back in the 1950s, American housewives were brainwashed; butter bad, margarine good. Butter consumption dropped, margarine consumption took off. So did heart disease.

But now we now that margarine is loaded with trans-fats, which aren’t found in nature and which has been linked to heart disease, among other maladies.


41 posted on 10/23/2013 9:00:28 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: lastchance

The supply of Avo oil is on the upswing, because more and more farmers are planting them, and when a crop is not marketable all they can do is make oil out of it.


42 posted on 10/23/2013 9:00:57 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Signalman

Not at our house.

My mother was a hospital dietitian, and would never allow margarine to be served under any circumstances. She knew what it was made from (petroleum)

We also got lots of beef.


43 posted on 10/23/2013 9:03:51 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: TurboZamboni

Butter or olio? Seems like butter would be far better for you based on this fact alone:how much more easily it can be washed away


44 posted on 10/23/2013 9:04:00 PM PDT by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: maine-iac7

But natural Rape is ok, its just a type of mustard.


45 posted on 10/23/2013 9:05:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Califreak

Butter won’t remove paint either.


46 posted on 10/23/2013 9:06:09 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Margarine is liquid plastic. It should be banned.


47 posted on 10/23/2013 9:06:11 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Raebie

It should be fed to Obama.


48 posted on 10/23/2013 9:08:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Yikes!


49 posted on 10/23/2013 9:10:42 PM PDT by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: editor-surveyor

I confess my ignorance. But I just peeked. The contrast between CLA in the milk and meat from grass fed vs grain fed cows is very interesting.

I’ve just discovered Promised Land Dairy’s milks. The Jersey cows are fed mostly on pasture and the taste is incredible. The bonus is that the company is a Christian based one.

I also have access to raw fresh goats’ milk and free range eggs. Grocery eggs just do not compare.


50 posted on 10/23/2013 9:16:35 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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