For decades, health advice has been riddled with warnings against all things containing fat.  From skim milk to ‘diet’ yogurts to anti-butter campaigns, fat has well and truly been branded the bad guy.  But more recently, the anti-sugar bandwagon has been picking up pace and gaining serious support along the way.  Health experts are preaching their praises for the once-shunned nutrient because of its benefits when it comes to weight loss. Now, according to experts, we can add diabetes prevention to the list.  A study has revealed that increasing butter consumption can actually be good for you.  The research, published in PLOS One journal, has revealed that butter can help stave off diabetes.  It really comes down to a specific type of saturated fat, called heptadecanoic acid. This component lowers insulin levels and blood glucose. According to experts, the best sources of this nutrient are yogurt, full-fat milk and, most of all, beloved butter.  Researchers from the study suggest that the trend for low-fat and fat-free dairies has created a deficiency.  This, in turn “may be playing a role in the global diabetes pandemic.” — PLOS one Dec. 2015