Why was it a no-go? A few decades ago, there were various campaigns which demonised butter and heralded margarine as the ultimate healthy spread. It was argued that because butter is so full of unhealthy fats that it can lead to high cholesterol and heart disease. Why they were wrong: Butter has been consumed by humans for thousands of years, and it’s since been proven that claims that saturated fat was bad for us was based on bad science, and actually pure butter is better for us than margarine. Marg is a synthetic substance that is grey in colour – the yellow colouring is added afterward in an attempt to make it a bit more appetising and look more like butter. Marg has also been found to contain trans fats which, unlike saturated fats, have actually been proven to increase the risk of heart attacks. On the flip-side, butter from grass-fed cows contains Vitamin K2, Omega-3 and CLA (a fatty acid that has been shown to contain anti-cancer properties) and has actually been linked to lower levels of obesity than margarine in some studies.
FACT: It takes over 21 pints of milk to make just one pound of butter!