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Butter Is Back—Processed Foods Are Identified as Real Culprits in Heart Disease

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  • For the past 60 years, saturated fat and cholesterol have been wrongfully vilified as the culprits of heart disease
  • Refined carbs, sugar, and trans fats found in processed foods are the real enemy—not the saturated fats found in foods such as butter, lard, or eggs
  • Butter, especially raw butter from grass-fed cows, is rich in beneficial nutrients including vitamins, trace minerals, CLA, and beneficial fats
  • A recent review found no basis for guidelines that recommend increased consumption of polyunsaturated fats to lower your cardiac risk, calling into question all of the standard nutritional guidelines related to heart health
  • Consumption of trans fat radically increased in the mid-1950s. Rates of sudden death from heart disease have faithfully risen right along with trans fat consumption

By Dr. Mercola

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death, and for the past 60 years, saturated fat and cholesterol have been wrongfully vilified as the culprits. Fortunately, the truth is finally starting to see the light of day.


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