Margarine (oleo) is hydrogenated - not good. Hydrogenation changes the chemical structure of food rendering it nothing like it's original compound; more like a chemical spread. Butter is natural, saturated fat. If you believe all the hogwash about
fat & cholesterol (& saturated fat) and think low-fat products can be good for you, then you might be afraid of the butter. Fact: The human body has been processing saturated fat for millennia. It doesn't really process hydrogenated edibles (that have only been around for 50 years or so) and it certainly doesn't reap any benefits from them. IMHO, we REQUIRE some saturated fat in our diets and all these "fat substitutes" are just not it and they're making us sick. Doesn't mean there's licence to overdo it with butter (& bacon - YUM!), though - a little goes a long way
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus
Post Edited (Phishbowl) : 8/29/2009 9:37:09 AM (GMT-6)