Here’s yet another reason not to fear natural saturated fats, like butter. A new re-analysis of unpublished findings from an older study finds no benefit of replacing butter with vegetable oils.
If anything, there’s some evidence that cooking with corn oil instead of butter may actually be worse for heart health!
What’s more, when the researchers look at all available studies replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated omega-6 fats, they find zero overall benefit for heart health.
- The Washington Times: Cooking with Butter May Be More Heart-Healthy Than Vegetable Oil: Study
- Quartz: There’s a Growing Body of Evidence That Butter Is Actually Good for You
- The British Medical Journal: Re-Evaluation of the Traditional Diet-Heart Hypothesis: Analysis of Recovered Data from Minnesota Coronary Experiment (1968-73)
Butter seems to be just as good for your heart as other fats. On top of that, your taste buds are almost guaranteed to be better off!