Butter vs Margarine
One of THE main reasons why people went anti butter all them years ago was there was a fear that having higher saturated fats in your diet caused an increase in cholesterol and in turn caused an increased chance of heart disease.
Many people still believe that saturated fat is a dangerous substance that causes heart disease and should be avoided.
Wrong. It turns out, this wasn’t the case.
More recent research has shown that the intake of saturated fat is not associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
More importantly, it’s not just that saturated fat isn’t bad; the scientists found that eating saturated fat benefits your health (think moderation here guys).
Now, I’m not saying you should start adding butter to everything, some crazy people put it in their coffee, but if you have been buying margarine thinking its the healthier version, then it might be worth a re think.
If you prefer the taste of butter, then go for it, its certainly more nutrient dense than its margarine opponent.
Fat is a major fuel source for your body and has multiple functions, such as helping your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins, regulating inflammation, and hormone production.
Like protein, fat is considered to be nutritionally essential because certain fatty acids. the consumption omega-3 fatty acids is often too low for the purpose of optimising health and preventing disease.
Let’s settle the score once and for all: –
Fat does not make you fat.
An overall energy surplus (more calories than you burn a day) is what leads to gaining weight.
So, don’t be scared of the fattier cuts of meat, it MIGHT mean you need to go a little easier on the potatoes though.
What do you prefer in your diet? Higher fat intake or a higher carbohydrate intake?