50 Foods That Are Healthier Than You Think

From pasta and cheese to mayo and beer, we asked nutrition experts to share the unhealthy foods that may be better for body than you realize. Read on for the good news (51 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Oct 5, 2012 at 1:35PM

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Butter

While we’re not recommending you load up on butter, experts say naturally occurring saturated fats (like those found in butter, red meat and cheese) may actually be good to include in your diet in moderation (especially when compared with more processed fats like those found in margarine). “Butter made from grass-fed cows is high in conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty-acid linked to heart health and weight loss,” Batayneh says. “It also contains vitamin K2, (which boosts nervous system and cardiovascular function), as well as a healthy ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids.” Batayneh recommends going organic with your butter since some non-organic dairy products can contain growth hormones and/or antibiotics.

Recipe to try:

Spaghetti with Bay Scallops and Lemon

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