BUTTER IS GOOD FOR YOU.
For a long time butter has been pushed aside in favour of artificially manufactured margarines. This happened because of the unfounded fear that saturated fats are bad for you.
SATURATED FATS ARE NOT BAD FOR YOU. We need saturated fat for brain health, nerve health and our immune system, as well as many other functions in the body. It doesn’t mean it would be a good thing to eat great lumps of lard and red meat at every single meal. But a good amount balanced with other fats, such as fish oils and monounsaturated fats found in olive oil, avocado and nuts, are crucial to good health and preventing chronic disease.
MARGARINE IS THE EVIL IMPOSTER
Margarine not only tastes disgusting, it is bad for you. Here’s why: It has to be heavily processed so that oils that would be normally liquid at room temperature become unnaturally solid. Some of the harder margarines, sometimes used for cooking, contain significant amounts of trans fats which have been implicated in cancers and heart disease.
As margarine is generally made from vegetable oils, it is high in omega-6 fatty acids. While we need these fats, most people are getting too much of them through the use of vegetable oils and consumption of processed foods. Too much leads to inflammation which in turn leads to chronic disease.