Mainstream nutrition guidelines tend to backfire and have the opposite effect of what they were intended to do.
A prime example of that is the recommendation to replace butter with margarine… which is something our beloved authorities have been telling us to do for a long time.
Well, what happened is that we replaced butter, a healthy food, with something containing highly processed trans fats… which are downright toxic and cause all sorts of diseases. In the Framingham heart study, they examined the effects of butter and margarine on cardiovascular disease. Margarine significantly increased the risk of cardiovascular disease, while butter had no effect.
Another study revealed that high-fat dairy consumption reduced the risk of heart disease by a whopping 69%, most likely due to increased Vitamin K2 intake.
Bottom Line: Margarine raises heart attack risk, while natural butter does not. Grass-fed butter may even reduce heart attack risk due to the high Vitamin K2 content.