Does Butter Increase Cholesterol Levels?

We are now rediscovering how natural foods are healthy for us. Earlier some of the natural foods were wrongly accused of being harmful. Take butter. Many people needlessly excluded it from their diet, buying into the spin that butter increases cholesterol levels and that hype about cheap butter substitutes which we’ve recently have known are way unhealthier than natural butter.

Though butter is an energetic food high in calories, it is very rich in amino acids and vitamins we badly need for healthy living. Greater than that, amino acids and vitamins are so well balanced that daily moderate consumption of butter would bring only benefits.

Scientists at Tufts Medical School found that cholesterol in natural butter does not increase cholesterol levels. That’s because natural butter contains lecithin responsible for proper cholesterol metabolism and the protection of blood vessels.

Besides, natural butter provides valuable fat-soluble vitamins: It’s almost impossible to get daily intake of these vitamins if you don’t consume butter or cream. But these nutrients play significant role in the body. They improve calcium uptake and vision, enhance hair structure, stimulate immune system, smooth and moisturize the skin. You can’t get the same effects by consuming vegetable oils alone.

Note: Of course, we do not encourage you to go over the top with butter. Everything should be balanced and reasonable. Daily intake of butter is about 20-30 g. This is enough to provide the set of fatty acids and vitamins you’ll only benefit from.