April 22, 20222: Butter

The amount of fat in the American diet and its effects on health have been hotly contested since the 1970s with fat from red meats to dairy products considered villains to healthy diets. However,  research conducted over the last decade or more has begun to paint a different picture. Current research shows that fat, including the type of fat in dairy products, in moderation, are part of a  healthy diet. Milk fat has been shown to improve brain development in children from birth to young adulthood, helps to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, and even encourages weight loss.  Scientists are just scratching the surface in terms of what other health benefits there are to consuming full fat or reduced fat dairy products as a healthy part of a diet. Time magazine published an  article titled “Ending the War on Fat” on June 23, 2014 that began to publicly dispel the myth that fat, in general, is bad for your health. The picture on the cover of the magazine was a slice of  butter that included the caption “Eat Butter.” Read More