Heart Disease, Cholesterol & Blood Pressure
Heart Disease - Blog Posts
Thursday - 30th July 2009
When I was a kid I slathered butter on my toast until it was dripping through the toast onto my lap. I loved the taste of butter and that was all that mattered. Nowadays a low-fat canola oil-based margarine is my spread of choice. Because taste isn't my number one consideration for a spread nowadays, rather the health giving properties are my primary concern. And that's where the debate begins, while some say margarine is better for our health others say butter is better. So which is it?
Tuesday - 4th November 2008
Simply decreasing our total fat intake has very little effect on our cholesterol levels and CHD risk. It is the type of fat in our diet, rather than the total fat contained in our diet, that largely effects our cholesterol levels and CHD risk. Both saturated fats and trans-fats increase our LDL or 'bad' cholesterol levels. What we need to do is remove saturated fat from our diet...