July 1, 2014 | Categories: Health
If you want a healthy fat to top your steamed vegetables, consider adding a pat of butter. Despite butter’s dubious reputation as a high-fat villain, experts say the organic version, made from the milk of grass-fed cows, is stacked with omega-3s, vitamins, and minerals. “Saturated fat is not inherently bad for you,” says Marjorie Nolan Cohn, R.D “When eaten as part of a well-balanced diet, grass-fed butter can be beneficial.” Credit the omega fats, which are often lacking in Americans’ diets, adds Cohn. That doesn’t mean you should slather everything in butter: In general, keep saturated fat to no more than 10% of your diet through sources like grass-fed butter, coconut oil, and naturally occurring saturated fats found in meat, animal products, and dairy.
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