Butter It Up

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

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People have been using butter for decades. We use it on our toast, in our desserts, and even in our soups. Butter is loved by thousands, but is this edible delicacy really good for us? Well, if used in moderation, natural butter is indeed good for you.

“Butter is a dairy product created from proteins and fats found in milk and cream” (Brennan, 2020). Butter that is made from the milk of cows has been shown to have many benefits. In fact, it has been shown to help with vision, bones, the thyroid gland, and even the heart (Thomas, 2021).

Though eating an excessive amount of butter can be bad for you, eating it in moderation helps with everyday functioning. Butter contains Vitamin A, Vitamin D, calcium, copper, zinc, selenium, and manganese (Thomas, 2021). These are all vitamins and minerals that people need to function. Butter also has conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat in meat and dairy products linked to a reduction in the growth of breast, colon, colorectal, stomach, prostate, and liver cancer (Link, 2021).

So, next time you are cooking a healthy dinner for your family, don’t forget the butter. Not only will it add a little more flavor, but it may have some hidden health benefits as well.

Sources

Brennan, Dan. “Butter: Is It Good for You? Pros and Cons, Nutrition Information, and More.” WebMD, WebMD, 23 Nov. 2020, https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-butter#1.

Link, Rachael. “Is Butter Bad for You, or Good?” Healthline, 14 Mar. 2019, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-butter-bad-for-you.

Thomas, Liji. “Is Butter Good for You?” News Medical Life Sciences, 5 Jan. 2021, https://www.news-medical.net/health/Is-Butter-Good-for-You.aspx.

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