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Butter good for diabetics?

Posted on February 20, 2021 | No Comments on Butter good for diabetics?

Butter, a pale yellow edible fatty substance made by churning cream and used as a spread or in cooking, is not good for diabetes because managing diabetes entails watching carbohydrates particularly the total fat and type of fat that a diabetic patient eats. Thus it is important for diabetic patients to eat less saturated and trans fat which are unhealthy fats.

Butter is one leading source of saturated fat along with Lard, High-fat meats, High-fat dairy products, Cream sauces and gravy among others. Saturated Fat basically raises blood cholesterol levels which increases the risk factor for heart disease. Meanwhile, people with diabetes are at high risk for heart disease hence, it is important to limit eating saturated such as butter.

Ideally, diabetics should eat less than 10% of calories from saturated fat. For most people, eating this is about 20 grams of saturated fat per day. That is not much when you consider just one ounce of cheese can have 8 grams of saturated fat. And 100 grams of butter has 717 calories. It contains 51 g of Saturated fat.

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