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Butyric acid, found in real butter, has an unpleasant smell and bitter taste, but in butter, you can get all the health benefits while bypassing these drawbacks. Many people bemoan the high cholesterol level of this tasty spread and its negative effect on heart disease, but butyric acid is one component that can trump some of the negatives associated with butter.

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1. Enhances Metabolic Function and Reduces Weight Gain

Butyric acid enhances metabolic function. Deficient metabolic health results in a slow or sluggish metabolic rate, which often leads to weight gain or the inability to effectively reduce fat. A healthy metabolic system burns calories more effectively, thus reducing weight gain.

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