Putting On The Best Spread
Yesterday I wrote about how trans fats are being eliminated from a lot of school cafeterias around the country. With the holidays coming, many people will be baking their favorite cookies and cakes, but it may leave some wondering what are the most healthy ingredients for home-made goodies. Margarine was always thought to be the more healthy choice, but the fact is that margarine contains more trans fat than even shortening. The best ingredient is still butter, believe it or not because butter has not trans fat at all. Butter is partially saturated fat, but it's a natural product with cream as the raw ingredient, which has no trans fat at all. One biochemist has found that butter made from the cream of grass-fed animals is still the healthiest choice for many people and is probably most preferred for those who love to bake. It's true that butter has 11 grams of fat with 7 of those grams being saturated, but none of it is trans fat, the kind that clogs arteries. A pat of butter is 100 calories so it's still something that should be used sparingly.