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Posted by: Gene | 2010/11/09

margarine

Is any margarine really ''healthy''? It seems that even the best of them are not healthy. It now appears that even with canola oil margarines it depends on the way in which the oil is extracted if it is good oil or not.All sorts of other problems such as trans fats, Omega 3 and Omega 6 ratios and whether the vegtable fat or oil is hydrogenated also appear to be important issues.Reading the internet is not reassuring about the safety of margarines.

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Dear Gene
Nowadays margarine manufacturers have to list the trans-fat content of their products on the label, so you can easily check if the margarine you have selected is trans-fat free. The best choices are "soft" or "tub" margarines which have a high polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fat content. Using lite margarine also reduces the total energy content and products, such as Flora pro-activ, contain plant sterols to lower blood cholesterol.
Moderate intake of a soft margarine should not be harmful and not expose you to trans-fats or a high saturated fat intake.
Balance your omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid intake by eating fatty fish and using salmon oil capsules or flaxseed capsules.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/11/09

Dear Gene
Nowadays margarine manufacturers have to list the trans-fat content of their products on the label, so you can easily check if the margarine you have selected is trans-fat free. The best choices are "soft" or "tub" margarines which have a high polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fat content. Using lite margarine also reduces the total energy content and products, such as Flora pro-activ, contain plant sterols to lower blood cholesterol.
Moderate intake of a soft margarine should not be harmful and not expose you to trans-fats or a high saturated fat intake.
Balance your omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid intake by eating fatty fish and using salmon oil capsules or flaxseed capsules.
Best regards
DietDoc

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