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Posted by: Tersia | 2010-07-29

Butter

Normally butter is labelled as being bad for ones health.Is this true. I normally use Canola. But health wise what will the better option be?

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Dear Tersia
Basic health recommendations encourage people to reduce their saturated fat and cholesterol intake. Butter has relatively high saturated fat and cholesterol contents of 47.8 g and 219 mg per 100g respectively, whereas canola oil is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (58.9 g and 29.6 g per 100 ml respectively) which promote heart health. So if you use canola or olive oil you benefit your heart more than if you eat butter.
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010-07-29

Dear Tersia
Basic health recommendations encourage people to reduce their saturated fat and cholesterol intake. Butter has relatively high saturated fat and cholesterol contents of 47.8 g and 219 mg per 100g respectively, whereas canola oil is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (58.9 g and 29.6 g per 100 ml respectively) which promote heart health. So if you use canola or olive oil you benefit your heart more than if you eat butter.
Enjoy
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