Margarine V.S Butter

Butter, Margarine is it healthy for my body? 

Wait oil, fat, will I gain weight ? 

What will happen to my cholesterol? Will it get high? 

How many calories is in butter? how many calories is in margarine? 

Should i step away from these? 

 

Truth !!!!

Margarine:

– it is made out of vegetable oil.

– Often added some artificial hydrogen into this oil

– This is oil can be dangerous for our bodies. Our bodies cannot handle with this type of oil. This can block our blood vessels.

– You should definitely avoid pastries.

But not all margarines are created equal — some margarines contain trans fat. In general, the more solid the margarine, the more trans fat it contains. Trans fat, like saturated fat, increases blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease.
Be sure to read the Nutrition Facts panel and check the grams of saturated fat and trans fat.

Butter:

– It is rich in trace minerals, especially selenium, a powerful antioxidant. Ounce for ounce, butter has more selenium per gram than either whole wheat or garlic.

– Contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which gives excellent protection against cancer.

– Great source of vitamin A. It is needed for the health of the thyroid and adrenal glands, both of which play a role in maintaining the proper functioning of the heart and cardiovascular system.

– Butter contains lecithin, a substance that assists in the proper assimilation and metabolism of cholesterol and other fat constituents.

– Contains a number of anti-oxidants that protect against the kind of free radical damage that weakens the arteries.

– Butter has been shown to help with growth and development, gastrointestinal health, arthritis, and helps protect the immune system.

 

Cholesterol:

70% is been made by our body and  30% is coming from our food.

What does cholesterol do ? Is it bad? Is it good?

  • It is necessary to make certain hormones.
  • Bile production
  • It’s involved in making vitamin D.

There is two types of cholesterol:

  1. HDL- High Density Lipoproteins ( good cholesterol) – Collecting cholesterol from the blood vessels into the liver.
  2. LDL- Low Density Lipoproteins (bad cholesterol)- Takes the cholesterol from the liver to the blood vessels.

While it is right to eat foods containing cholesterol, it is smarter to avoid foods that encourage the liver to produce cholesterol. These are the saturated fat, mainly from red meat, diary products, sugar, alcohol and empty carbohydrates.

 

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