While this may be taking over social media, butter boards could also take years off your life!
The viral butter board trend — a take on the humble charcuterie board — is as it sounds: butter on a wooden board with various toppings added artfully thrown on top.
The viral trend has over 244.6 million views on TikTok but Dietitians have weighed in on the matter.
@kikstarsomers Trying the butter board #butterboard #butter #butterboarding ♬ original sound – Kiki
The American Heart Association recommends aiming for 5-6% of the calories you consume to come from saturated fat, and eating too much saturated fat can increase your LDL levels — or the harmful cholesterol.
If your needs require 2000 calories a day [then] no more than 120 of them should come from saturated fat or about 13 grams of saturated fat a day.
One tablespoon of butter has 7 grams of saturated fat to put that into perspective.