Thursday, January 24, 2013
Butter vs Margarine
I'm of the belief that butter (or really, any dairy product) is not bad for you. Overindulgence is...overdoing it on any food is bad for your body. Eat a sack of bananas in one sitting and see how you feel. Sure butter is full of fat, it is fat, but one of the goals I have is getting fit and healthy while still being able to enjoy food. There are just some things I eat that scream for butter. Taters, broccoli, carrots, peas, asparagus, etc., etc., etc. Gotta have butter.
One of the things that a lot of folks do in trying to lose weight is to use margarine, especially the so-called heart healthy stuff because it has olive or canola oils or whatever way it's made to convince you that eating this is like eating health food. It's bullshit. Margarine has the same fat content as butter. Sure, butter has cholesterol but guess what; there is no link of cholesterol to heart disease. Butter is a natural product used for thousands of years. Margarine is a manufactured product that is more closely related to plastic than any food item that has ever appeared on the planet.
It's all about moderation. You are not going to lose any weight if you sit on the couch watching TV and eating a couple of sticks of butter every night. I do think that it's okay to have a pat on your veggies. Just like there is no one thing that will magically make a person healthy...there is no one thing that will make a person fat.
Eat what you want....but control what you eat.