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What Is Vegan Margarine Made Of
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
How is shortening different than 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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