A Nutritionist Explains Who Should Absolutely Not Eat Butter

If you eat butter all the time, your hair will become shiny and strong, your skin will be taut and radiant, and your nails will be strong. But not everyone can eat it. Butter is a very healthy product, a source of many vitamins. In order not to harm your health, you should eat it in moderation. However, in some cases, butter should be excluded from the diet altogether.

Butter – benefits

Butter is a source of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Moreover, some of the vitamins (A, D, and E) are better absorbed with fats.

What will happen to the body if you constantly eat butter

  • hair will become shiny and strong, the skin will be taut and radiant, and the nails will be strong;
    the aging process will slow down;
  • improve heart and vascular health, as butter raises the level of “good” cholesterol;
  • digestion will improve because butter contains glycosphingolipids that protect the intestines from infections;
  • improve mood, central nervous system, and brain function;
  • you will have more energy;
  • reduce the likelihood of fungal infections, as butter contains lauric acid, which has antifungal and antimicrobial properties.

Who shouldn’t eat butter?

Nutritionist Olena Stepanova said that eating butter in the presence of inflammatory processes can negatively affect the general condition of the body. According to her, the product is also recommended to be avoided in case of allergies, lactose intolerance, and autoimmune diseases.

Due to its high cholesterol content, butter should be excluded for people suffering from cardiovascular disease. People without these diseases will only benefit from butter in moderation.

How much butter can you eat per day?

The permissible portion of butter for an adult is 20-30 grams per day, and for a child – up to ten grams. “It is important to buy high-quality butter with a fat content of 82.5% without flavorings. It should have a uniform color,” Stepanova advised.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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