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Old 01-15-2014, 06:53 PM   #51
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Butter, butter, butter!

Isn't margarine, chemically, almost identical to plastic? I don't shun it because of this, but if true certainly another reason to skip it.
Well, molecularly it is supposed to be very similar to some plastics, but then most things are only one molecule away from something entirely different. That one molecule can make all the difference in the world in how it reacts with other molecules.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:10 PM   #52
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As usual, the internet provides conflicting arguments for and against. Choose your "side", and you can find an internet source to support it. So, with that said...




And, concerning coconut oil,



http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2014/01/09/a-primer-oils-that-heal-oils-that-harm/
Thanks for that. I use butter for most stuff, and my wife uses canola for making her famous French fries. We have a friend who owns a health food/supplement business and she's a full blown nutcase when it comes to regurgitating bogus stories from the internet. When I point out that her sources are usually her suppliers it doesn't faze her.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:16 PM   #53
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Well I agree with you there, haha.

Though I will say I'm pretty sure the link between saturated fats & cholesterol/heart disease has been thoroughly debunked. It just takes our government a while to catch up.

There is some pretty compelling evidence that the current food paradigm is highly correlated, if not causal, to the myriad of health & hormonal issues we're facing today.
Yes, in the "modern" medical community, the studies that state that saturated fats and dietary cholesterol are in any way responsible for heart disease have been debunked, and even commericals for statins (cholesterol lowering drugs) have to state that there is no evidence that decreasing cholesterol levels reduce the risks of heart disease in people. Still, millions of people are prescribed statins everyday and take them. We are very slow to accept things that counteract what we've been taught all these years.

What has been shown to increase heart disease risk is trans-fats, and there is a relationship between industrialized seed oils and heart disease (probably due to the way they are made, not the actual oil itself). There is no increase of heart disease in people who use butter, tallow, and virgin coconut oil. Saturated fats aren't really bad, it turns out. Our grandparents were right all along.

Everyone should do their own research from trusted sources, and read some of the studies. It's eye-opening!
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