Why is butter back on the table?
by Sarah Larson, ND, LAc
Or: Butter never left my table but why am I no longer in trouble for having it there?
The old saying, “where there’s smoke there’s fire”, is a good adage. Things that have the ring of truth tend to stick around. Unfortunately, when it comes to high cholesterol, the presence of cholesterol in our diets has been wrongly accused. In fact, saturated fat consumption appears to have nearly no affect on serum (blood) cholesterol levels when people also eat a moderate amount of polyunsaturated fats, too. This is according to a review of research literature by Dr. Glen D. Lawrence of Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. His article appeared in the journal Advances in Nutrition in May, 2013.