The Real Scoop on Butter

 A new analysis of nine different studies concludes that butter may not be as bad for you as we first thought.

But Registered Dietician with Aurora Health Care, Heather Klug, says it doesn't mean it's time to drizzle it over everything. 

"What this study proved is that eating butter in moderation, in small amounts, did not increase your risk for heart disease," explained Klug during a live interview Monday on the CBS 58 News at 4:30 p.m.

"It's neutral.  Although it's not as harmful as they once thought, it's also not super healthy." 

In the study the serving sizes ranged from one teaspoon to between one and three tablespoons a day.

Klug advises this literal rule of thumb for your daily consumption:

"Aim for one thumb a day. Maybe two at the most."

Klug says you still have to eat plenty of other healthy foods. She says daily food intake to reduce risk of heart disease should be a majority of foods that rank 7 an above on a 1 to 10 scale where sugars and white rice are a one and fruits and vegetables rank 10.

"Figure out how I have to fit in vegetables and fruits and fit in small amounts of things I like such as butter."

She says fatty fish reap great benefits and try to avoid processed and convenience foods.

For some people butter is never an option because of allergies or lactose intolerance.

Klug suggests using soft tub margarine without without hydrogenated oils, or olive or oil or avocado fats.

"You don't have to eat butter."

For more information on the study click here

To link with information from Aurora HealthCare click here


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