The healthiest butter?

Registered dietician Abbey Sharp believes butter is nutritious, and grass-fed butter is the healthiest.

Unsaturated fats, which raise “good” cholesterol, are heart-healthy.

Sharp believes butter includes short-chain fatty acids like butyric acid that may help with intestinal health and weight loss. Conjugated linoleic acid fights cancer and obesity.

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Butter from grass-fed cows has greater advantages.

Sharp states that grass-fed cows have more Vitamin K2 and short-chain fatty acids and omega-3s than corn-fed cows, which have more omega-6s.

Sharp says supermarkets sell “light” butter as healthier than regular butter, but it's not that easy. Actually, light butter is ordinary butter with air or water whipped into it to retain its form.

Due to its fat content, cheese should be eaten sparingly. You may also choose low-fat cheese. However, fillers and other chemicals may make some of these harmful.

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