Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:28

Butter vs Margarine

Butter or margarine? Play the Devil’s advocate and suggest neither. Butter is clearly not the best sort of fat for our heart health. The saturated fat in butter is not good for us since it tends to raise ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in blood, increasing our risk of heart disease. So if you love butter the answer is just don’t have too much of it! Enjoy a little on your bread or a skim on your toast in the morning, but use healthier alternatives the rest of the time. Margarine is a modern highly processed invention and not a part of our ancestors or native traditional diets around the world. Even an olive oil margarine is not the same as a Mediterranean-style, olive oil-based diet, and an omega-3 enriched margarine is not the same as a diet high in fish and seafood. So instead brush your bread with olive oil, use a nut spread on toast, use mashed avocado in sandwiches and cook with olive or other healthy oils. Be organic whenever you can to reduce your toxic chemical intake to a minimum.