I came across an interesting post at the Harvard School of Public Health. I've thought for a while that eating margarine instead of butter was a bit strange due to amount of chemicals in margarine but all this was due to the advice from 'professionals' to cut your fat intake. This article seems to backpedal a bit and says that actually - natural fats are essential and the advice to follow a low fat diet may be wrong! What's also interesting is the link (or lack of) in this article between fat intake and cholesterol levels.
It's also interesting that this article mentions the food industry and how it tried to capitalise on the the 'low-fat' advice by selling low fat foods loaded with sugars. The new craze seems to be the cholesterol lowering spreads / yoghurts. One point I've never been clear on with this is that low cholesterol is dangerous for pregnant women so if these products work so well - why are they still on the market?
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