Dr. Oz's 99 Healthiest Foods -- How Many Are In Your Shopping Cart?

Find out which healthy staples Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, author and host of the Dr. Oz Show, recommends plus get tips on how to save at checkout (100 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Apr 13, 2012 at 12:00AM

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Supermarket Staple #42: Butter

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a Jessica Smith on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:22PM

Why It's a Must Have: “Butter helps bring out flavor in food, and like other fats, it digests more slowly than carbohydrates. Having some fat, but not too much, at meals can help you feel satisfied,” Cooper says. Just don’t go too crazy with it, and limit your intake to a portion or two a day since it is high in saturated fat.

Budget Bonus: Stick with basic or generic brands, since the taste is fairly consistent, recommends Cooper. If you are eating a healthy diet (with the foods on this list) there’s no need to buy more expensive brands that add in omega-3s or other ‘nutritional’ bonuses to their butter.

Recipes to Try:

Radish-Scallion Butter

Spaghetti with Bay Scallops and Lemon

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