A new study by Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian in the journal PLoS One found no link between eating butter and heart disease. The study analyzed nine papers that included over 600,000 people, and concluded that butter did not contribute to a higher risk of heart disease and may even be a little helpful in preventing Type-2 diabetes.Several media outlets have covered the study, seen here, which adds to a growing body of research showing that the low-fat diet trend was misguided.
Once again, this study adds to the growing body of research that demonstrates you don’t need to avoid butter because it contains saturated fat. Granted, this does not mean it’s time for a butter free-for-all. A little butter goes a long way, but adds delicious flavor and satisfies you. Fill your plate with fresh vegetables and protein like poultry, steak or fish, while enjoying up to three tablespoons a day of healthy fats like butter, olive oil, or mayonnaise. Check out the following low-carb recipes, which feature butter as a flavorful component.
Artichokes dipped in lemon butter are a delicious and naturally low-carb start to any meal.
Beef Fillet with Bacon and Gorgonzola Butter
Serve grilled veggies or a side salad with this rich and decadent main course.
Drizzle this on vegetables, fish or meat.