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What Are The Ingredients In Vegan Non Hydrogenated Margarine
When I buy butter or margarine should I give most attention to saturated or trans fat (dieticians need not respond)?
Trans fat: I recommend trying to steer clear of trans fat. While both saturated and trans fat can lead to increases in your LDL (bad) cholesterol, saturated fat can increase HDL (good) cholesterol. Trans fat, on the other hand, is associated with decreases in HDL. Trans fat also appears to be associated with other unfavorable effects, such as increases in inflammation processes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food Like Substance: Margarine is a food-like substance: it has calories, nutrients and micronutrients, and thus provides provide nutritional support for the body. It is eaten with other foods. It is entirely synthetic and processed: it does not exist in nature, or in a natural found form (unlike fermented foods, raw foods, dried foods). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Margarine is an oil that is chemically altered through a process called hydrogenation. In that form, when your body tries to use it, damage occurs within your cells. You should avoid all foods that have hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Naturally saturated fats (solid at room temperature) like butter and tallow are better to use. ...Read more
Can it be no problem to give young children the margarine that lowers your cholesterol absorption?
Not really: Plant sterol enriched foods are most useful for people with high blood cholesterol levels. In general, children (other than those with familial hypercholesterolaemia) and lactating or pregnant women do not need plant sterol-enriched products because it is not appropriate to reduce blood cholesterol in these situations. ...Read more
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