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Old 04-14-2016, 07:23 AM   #1
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Butter is Good!

Stumbled across this today.

https://munchies.vice.com/en/article...ay-for-decades

The article behind the article:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0412211335.htm

While the article also states that "butter might not be a health food" I feel like it's only a matter of time before research will indicate otherwise.

I'll continue to enjoy it (along with lard) in the meantime. I don't need research to prove that butter definitely makes me feel better.

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Old 04-14-2016, 07:50 AM   #2
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I felt guilty the other day picking up a half pound package of cultured European style butter.

I don't use much but I gotta have it on my steamed asparagus!
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:52 AM   #3
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I decided a few years ago that it was one food I wasn't going to worry too much about. I use it for cooking whenever I feel like it...Life is too short to give up everything....
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:04 AM   #4
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Thank you Steve.

This once again demonstrates the scientific community has little understanding of how foods and the human body interact.

These reversals of universal truths have been going on for decades. I decided some time ago that I would just ignore all the breathless proclamations and eat what I want.

Conversations with my doctor have yielded similar results. He reveals that the truths the medical community once clung tightly to have since been, at least, brought into question if not completely debunked.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:46 AM   #5
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There are some veggies and other foods that simply CANNOT be eaten without butter. I think it may be a law somewhere. A beautiful well seasoned and cooked steak without a pat of butter? Such a sacrilegious action. Thirty lashes with a strand of cooked pasta.

Emeril used to say "Pork Rules." I say Butter Rules.
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:24 AM   #6
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Thank you Steve.

This once again demonstrates the scientific community has little understanding of how foods and the human body interact.

These reversals of universal truths have been going on for decades. I decided some time ago that I would just ignore all the breathless proclamations and eat what I want.

Conversations with my doctor have yielded similar results. He reveals that the truths the medical community once clung tightly to have since been, at least, brought into question if not completely debunked.
I'm not sure we should blame the scientific community for the poor communication skills of some reporters. The media too often repeats unsubstantiated claims or oversimplifies study results, so the public ends up being misinformed.

Check this out: "Feeding Homo Sapiens: Are We Truly as Clueless as We Seem?"

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/diet-...b_4472930.html
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:26 AM   #7
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There are some veggies and other foods that simply CANNOT be eaten without butter. I think it may be a law somewhere. A beautiful well seasoned and cooked steak without a pat of butter? Such a sacrilegious action. Thirty lashes with a strand of cooked pasta.

Emeril used to say "Pork Rules." I say Butter Rules.
As much as I love steak, I have never put butter on it. That's for the potato

Emeril said, "Pork FAT rules!" 🐷
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:42 AM   #8
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We use butter every time it's needed. My daughter uses margarine.
She left a stick or two here about 6 months ago. Its still sitting in the fridge as we have no desire to use it. Even in a box potato side dish.
I like salted even though most recipes call for unsalted. We buy salted at Costco.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:21 PM   #9
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Check this out: "Feeding Homo Sapiens: Are We Truly as Clueless as We Seem?"

Feeding Homo Sapiens: Are We Truly as Clueless as We Seem?
Funny thing... I'm an admin on another food-related board, and I've said this same thing myself many, many times. I see so many posts where people will ask something silly like "Should I eat 2 meals a day, or 3?"

Really?

My answer to these folks is YOU SHOULD EAT WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY!

Human beings are the only species on the entire planet who seem to have a need to be told how to do something that should come natural.
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:10 PM   #10
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All things in moderation, right?

We went out to breakfast yesterday, and I asked for the butter on the side of my toast please.
I got a small plastic cup with a small scoop of MARGARINE, ACK!!

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Needless to say, I left the toast, thanks anyways.
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