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Doctor insights on: What Is Vegan Margarine Made Of

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Is margarine food?

Is margarine food?

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 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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Can it be no problem to give young children the margarine that lowers your cholesterol absorption?

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 to plant sterol-enriched products because it is not appropriate to reduce blood cholesterol in these situations. ...Read more

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A person takes one chloresterol medication. Is it best for the person to use butter or margarine on breads? What is the final opinion on this?

A person takes one chloresterol medication. Is it best for the person to use butter or margarine on breads? What is the final opinion on this?

Final opinions: Final opinions change with evolving data and information sets. We presently are anti trans fat and getting less upset about saturated fat. Next week, month, year?...... moderation of intake of fats and avoidance of trans fats is the present reasonable advice. There are also alternatives including nothing to spread on bread. ...Read more

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I have been having of margarines a lot at least 3 per week and nothing seems to help it OTC it's mostly in the same spot left front corner of my head?

I have been having of margarines a lot at least 3 per week and nothing seems to help it OTC it's mostly in the same spot left front corner of my head?

Need to see Dr. If : No relief from OTC so you can be worked up and evaluated more thoroughly. It's important that you share with the PCP or Dr. your past medical history, how this migraine started, and other triggers that may be causing your migraine to occur so often. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is olestra found in margarine?

Is olestra found in margarine?

Read labels: Hello! Olestra was approved in 1996 by the FDA as a food additive. Suggest you read all labels. ...Read more

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Are eggs dairy? How about butter margarine?

Dairy : Dairy is milk and products made from milk. So no, eggs are not dairy. Butter is dairy. Margarine is made from vegetable oils and thus is not dairy. ...Read more

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What's the difference between margarine and trans fat?

What's the difference between margarine and trans fat?

Processed Plant Fats: Margarine is processed plant fat. Vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats, plant & animal, 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-. Promoted for? Shelf life (even bacteria can’t live on it) study googleimages & peter attia. ...Read more

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Which is "better for a person taking chloresterol medication--margarine or butter? Are there any major clinical studies out there?

Which is "better for a person taking chloresterol medication--margarine or butter? Are there any major clinical studies out there?

Neither: Use olive oil. Margarine has transfats and butter has saturated fats, both of which are bad. You may consult this site.

http://www.med.umich.edu/umim/food-pyramid/fats.html ...Read more

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Is it healthier to make roti prata with margarine instead of butter? Roti prata is pretty much fried dough in the shape of a pancake.

Is it healthier to make roti prata with margarine instead of butter? Roti prata is pretty much fried dough in the shape of a pancake.

No,: Not all margarines are the same, trans fats are the worst fats and saturated fats are not now considered to be as bad as previously thought. Once you take an oil and make it solid it becomes less healthy. ...Read more

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When I buy butter or margarine should I give most attention to saturated or trans fat (dieticians need not respond)?

When I buy butter or margarine should I give most attention to saturated or trans fat (dieticians need not respond)?

Avoid trans fat: Recent scientific studies have showed a much stronger link between trans fats and negative health outcomes. ...Read more

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Is it better to use butter or margarine?

Butter or marg.: Butter has more saturated fat than margarine and margarine is better. ...Read more

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Is the margarine is healthy to put in food?

Is the margarine is healthy to put in food?

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

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Which is better for ones health---margarine or butter in moderation? Choose one?

Which is better for ones health---margarine or butter in moderation? Choose one?

It depends: "In moderation" is the key, as both of these are very high in calories and fat without much nutritional benefit. It is difficult to say one is better than the other, because there are several types. Some margarine contains trans fat, which is not healthy. Other margarine has little or no trans fat, and may even be made with healthier fats, such as omega-3s. Butter has saturated fat. ...Read more

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How is shortening different from butter or margarine, regarding nutrition and healthiness? Why the name "shortening"? Does it make cooking time short?

Yes: Shortening can be from animal lard or vegetable fats. Refers to fat that is solid at room temperature. It is called shortening since it prevents cross-linkage between gluten molecules, thereby preventing elasticity. That's why it makes a flaky crust pie or crumbly cookies. It does not make cooking time shorter. It also has a higher smoke point than butter or margarine; good for deep frying. ...Read more

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Does using margarine lower HDL cholesterol?

Does using margarine lower HDL cholesterol?

Very indirectly: If it raises triglycerides, then it might lower HDL cholesterol a little but I don't think it's a significant effect. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which is healthier for your heart, butter or margarine?

Any suggestions on which is healthier for your heart, butter or margarine?

Diet: Dietary effects of foods are complex. Butter is a high fat food, but so are some kinds of margarine. The best course for most of us is to use either product sparingly. Using a lot of margarine or a lot of butter is likely to be a problem. A low fat margarine may be better than butter in the same quantity used; but actual rigorous outcome studies are lacking. ...Read more

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In general, which is worse--butter with saturated fat grams or margarine with trans fat (dieticians need not respond)?

In general, which is worse--butter with saturated fat grams or margarine with trans fat (dieticians need not respond)?

Ha: Butter better than trans fat. Moderation is the key. It is possble however, to get margarine without transfat, some are actually qute healthy! Check with your dietician. ...Read more

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Thoughts on Coconut oil as toothpaste replacement? Ingested regularly? As a substitute for coming oil or margarine or butter? Healthy as they claim?

Thoughts on Coconut oil as toothpaste replacement? Ingested regularly? As a substitute for coming oil or margarine or butter?  Healthy as they claim?

No: Toothpaste has ingredients that will clean your teeth with mild abrasives. Coconut oil does not have these materials and is not a good toothpaste. ...Read more

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Does butter or margarine cause You to have high cholesterol or clog Your arteries?

Does butter or margarine cause You to have high cholesterol or clog Your arteries?

Yes: if you eat too much of it. Sparing use is the rule of thumb for butter, oil and margarine. ...Read more

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What is a substitute for margarine/butter if you have fatty liver disease from being obese?

What is a substitute for margarine/butter if you have fatty liver disease from being obese?

It's sugar ; starch.: Lower lipids by going low carb. A low fat diet has never been beat in metabolic syndrome studies by a low fat diet! Butter is better than margarine, although I do recommend smart choice! Think about what they feed a goose to get pate fois gras: corn with a choker on the neck. This is a high carb diet in extreme, but it will give you a fatty liver, ie. Goose! ...Read more

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Is it healthy to be a vegan?

Is it healthy to be a vegan?

It can be: As long as you vary the specific foods you eat, and make sure you get enough Vitamin B12. http://tinyurl.com/lb6bjcz ...Read more

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The ultramind solution, is it vegan?

The ultramind solution, is it vegan?

It can be: It is an extremely restrictive diet that is billed by its promoter as a one-size-fits-all for a huge variety of totally distinct diseases of the nervous system. I'd simply urge you to address real health concerns with an evidence-based physician, and not trouble yourself with a difficult diet that's almost certain to disappoint you -- either "ultramind" or something else. ...Read more

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Would becoming a vegan make me healthier?

Would becoming a vegan make me healthier?

You and others.: You will become healthier when you stop poisoning your body with meat, milk and eggs. The global effect of reducing methane in the atmosphere and local effect of reducing fecal pollution in the groundwater is great for public health. The effect on the health of the chicken, cow, pig, lamb, fish, etc. Is immeasurable. Don't let meat eaters make you think veganism is dangerous. ...Read more