Speaking of Tomatoes, Fat and Cooking Vegetables

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TVEditor
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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
An interesting article on the importance of adding a bit of fat (oil) to vegetables and cooking them properly to release/increase their benefits:
 
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106968683
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LanieG
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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Great!  Thanks for posting the article.  So much for the low-fat dressing then!

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TVEditor
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   Posted 8/26/2009 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Yeah, the more I read, the more I find about the benefits of some fat in the diet.  I don't think we should all go hog-wild just yet though ;-) 

... sorry smilewinkgrin


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LanieG
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   Posted 8/26/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, maybe we cud just chew the fat.....but not swallow?  eyes

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   Posted 8/26/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Most low-fat products are evil. Gimme the butter, olive oil, lard, and fatty meats over hydrogenated oils and oleos and lean meats any day :-)

I've also found when comparing labels that more often than not, low-fat products are higher in carbs than their "regular" counterparts. Hmmm.. why is that?
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LanieG
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   Posted 8/26/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Good question:  to make up for the lost taste?  The corn syrup helps bind the product like the fats did?

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ocdgirl2000
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   Posted 8/28/2009 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
If I could have butter on green veggies I could eat them all day!
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TVEditor
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   Posted 8/28/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I threw away the margerine and have been eating butter on everything. After a year, I'm still losing weight (slower now) and my BG is still stable. I say go for it turn
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Phishbowl
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   Posted 8/29/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
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 :-)
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Post Edited (Phishbowl) : 8/29/2009 9:37:09 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 8/29/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't really remember who it was that said it but some nutritionist said, "If low fat foods made people thin then the world would be full of healthy, thin people judging by the sales of low fat stuff. Unfortunately, since the low fat phenomenon began a decade or so ago we have all gained weight... A LOT OF WEIGHT! Low fat does not work!"

I'm a butter and egg girl myself... and cheese and sometimes even a little bit of real ice CREAM. Yum!
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