Lunch plans? Americans eating highest amount of butter in last 40 years

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Many of our favorite foods wouldn’t be the same without butter, especially breakfast.

Now a new report shows Americans are eating more butter than we have in the past four decades.

Back in the 1930s the American Butter Association said Americans would eat a whopping 18 pounds of butter per year.

In 2013, that number is down to about five and a half pounds but it’s still the highest level in 40 years.

In the past, health experts steered people away from butter, pushing butter substitutes, more alternative oils and margarine.

But now, a shift against processed foods, artificial ingredients and certain trans fats is bringing butter back.

The bottom line; many experts are saying butter may not be as bad as once suspected.

Some even say a little butter can be part of a healthy diet.

Butter has saturated fats while many types of margarine contain trans fat.

The FDA is moving to ban trans fats altogether like the ones found in many types of margarine.