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Doctor insights on: Margarine Vs Butter Health

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Is butter better than butter substitutes like canola spread in terms of good fats vs bad fats?

Depends: Butter is high in pcbs. If you use butter, choose organic or pasture butter which hopefully is cleaner. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/cooking-oils.html. ...Read more

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What are the health tradeoffs between olive oil vs. Coconut oil?

What are the health tradeoffs between olive oil vs. Coconut oil?

Cholesterol levels.: Extra virgin olive oil is a healthier choice in regards to saturated fats.Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils. One tablespoon of coconut oil contains more than 13 grams of fat. This could seriously impact your cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Which butter is good moisturizer whether raw unrefined Shea butter or mango butter?? Please tell me

Which butter is good moisturizer whether raw unrefined Shea butter or mango butter?? Please tell me

Depends: Whatever works for you is the best otherwise there would not be hundreds of moisturizer to choose from. The most important step is to apply the moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing. There is some suggestion that shea butter may work better on Asian skin but that's just one opinion. ...Read more

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What is the healthier oil for cooking? Canola, olive, etc.

Olive oil: Most vegetable oils under intense heat under go chemical transformation that make them unsafe. Avoid frying. If must fry try peanut, coconut oil the are able to remain stable in high heat. ...Read more

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Is canola or peanut oil better?

Is canola or peanut oil better?

Neither: Depends on use. For cooking, i would choose peanut over canola, although neither is a great choice. Coconut oil is best. Lowest pufa oils are best for cooking. Much more info on: http://sufairchild.Com/info/oil.Htm. ...Read more

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Which is healthier for baking: olive oil or vegetable oil?

Which is healthier for baking: olive oil or vegetable oil?

Olive oil: is by far the better oil for any use. Vegetable oils can contain a mix of oils and get solid at room temp. One has to read the label carefully to understand way we are actually consuming w/vegetable oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sunflower seed butter better for kidney stone patient as opposed to peanut butter? Any other nut butters safe?

Sunflower seed butter better for kidney stone patient as opposed to peanut butter? Any other nut butters safe?

Oxalate stone?: Peanuts and peanut butter are rich in oxalate, though nowhere near as much as spinach, or what one will excrete from taking lots of vitamin c. There's a theoretical risk that this will promote oxalate stone production, but since even vitamin c zealots seldom get stones from it, i'd simply ask you to stay well-hydrated and not be afraid of a little peanut butter. Ask your urologist as well. ...Read more

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Regarding corn, canola, safflower, and other vegetable oils; is there a real difference among vegetable oils to one's cholesterol and health?

Regarding corn, canola, safflower, and other vegetable oils; is there a real difference among vegetable oils to one's cholesterol and health?

Yes: Fats can be good and bad. Good fats are omega 3 (fish or plant based such as flax, soybeans, walnuts, krill), omega 9 which comes from other nuts, olive oil, and canola oil. Corn, safflower, etc are omega 6 which is not healthy since all animals are overfed this and destroys the omega 3 to omega 6 balance we need in our body. Saturated and trans fats are also bad. ...Read more

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Unsweetened coconut good source of fat?

Unsweetened coconut good source of fat?

Coconut: One cup (80 grams) of shredded raw Coconut contains 27 grams of fat – 24 of those grams are saturated fat. That is 119% of recommended daily allowance for saturated fat. ...Read more

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Is margarine really healthier than butter?

According to: Recent studies butter is healthier than margarine ...Read more

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Are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches healthy or worse than fruit and nuts?

Are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches healthy or worse than fruit and nuts?

PBY: All are healthy. I may have a pb&y after a work out or as snack in between meals. I like to snack with nuts and fruits in between meal. Much better than artificial sugar, candies, sodas. ...Read more

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Is peanut butter healthy?

Is peanut butter healthy?

Yes: Numerous studies have shown that people who regularly include nuts or peanut butter in their diets are less likely to develop heart disease or type 2 diabetes than those who rarely eat nuts. Although it is possible that nut eaters are somehow different from, and healthier than, non-nut eaters, it is more likely that nuts themselves have a lot to do with these benefits. ...Read more

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Is peanut butter healthy?

It is nutritious but: Is fattening, so don't be excessive. A 1 ounce serving of peanuts has 166 calories, 6.7 g of protein & contain: 12% magnesium, 10% phosphorus & 29% of manganese (daily requirements). Peanuts have 14 grams of fat but only 1.9 grams of saturated fat as well as 4, 393 mg of omega 6 fatty acids but only 0.8mg of omega – 3 fatty acids. ...Read more

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Which type of olive oil is healthier for salads?

Extra virgin: Extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest. ...Read more

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Splenda vs. stevia white extract powder which one is the better choice, healthwise?

Splenda vs. stevia white extract powder which one is the better choice, healthwise?

Stevia: Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the Stevia plant. It has been used for over 1500 years by the Guarani people of South America. It is 150 times sweeter than glucose. Many brands of stevia contain undesirable chemicals. "Sweet Leaf" (Amazon) is pure stevia. Stevia contains no calories. Splenda is not a natural compound. There has been some concern it may cause adverse health effects. ...Read more

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Is hydrogenated soybean oil a trans fat?

Depends HOW Done: The vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side atoms). If double bonds (unsaturated) present & converted to single bonds by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. All living cells do cis-. See google images. Plant fats more double bonds & liquid, than animal, more solid, but this does not mean healthier: ancel keys fraudulent. ...Read more

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