Thursday, August 13, 2009

La Dolce Vita : Good Fat vs Bad Fat

Healthy eating is always something that I try to achieve in daily life. But it is not easy especially with all the snacks and fast food easily available everywhere. So I made an effort to start the change at home. I have tried buying more organic food and switching unhealthy foods with less carnal ones.

The first thing I changed was I stopped buying any kind of margarine and bought good old butter instead. I'm sure quite a few of you are raising your eyebrows already. Isn't margarine a healthier choise to butter you ask? No. It is not. Simply because margarine is a form of hydrogenated oil. Yes it is unsaturated and many have been led to believe that unsaturated fats found in vegetable oils may lower one's blood cholesterol levels but recent studies have shown the opposite. The main reason is that hydrogenation actually produces trans fat which is an intense artery clogger. This in turn can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

So the main thing to look out for is not to buy margarine that has trans fat in it which is bad for your health. Even if the label says it contains unsaturated fats but do still check that it does not contain trans fat. If the product has a bit of saturated fat but no trans fat....that is a better choice over anything that contains trans fat. Cos a bit of saturated fat is actually good for your body as it contains omega 3 oils which is good fat. Switch to low fat soft tub butter such as lurpak low fat butter. The key is to look at the ingredient list and make sure there is no trans fat in the product. Plus....butter definitely tastes better than margarine!

Let's eat well for a healthy body!

My favourite butter. Damn nice!


PearL said...

going out with Raff, you will know you're eating right... ;)


Blushwax said...

Hehehe....not all the time.

Blushwax said...

Hehehe....not all the time.

Shopaholic Mama said...

In, Raf always recommend good food so either we are eating right or wrong, doesn't matter as long as its yummy :) :)

Ps. just had my serving of the Cedele's carrot walnut cake for breakfast!

lily lotus said...

seems like tak pernah nmpk pun butter tu kat i yg rabun..hiksss

Moralle said...

hrmm i love this to LuRPak