nutritionist Jo Ann Carson (UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA) believes that soft margarine - the optimal choice for those who care about their health, but can not give up the sandwiches.
Margarine is made from vegetable oil, it is rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, reduces the level of "bad" cholesterol, while it has no cholesterol.The oil produced from animal fat comprises saturated fat and cholesterol that enhance the "bad" cholesterol.
However, different types of margarine are very different from each other.Hard margarines contain trans fats that occur in the process of hydrogenation of oils and harmful to the body.
«Soft margarine is healthier, it has more water and other ingredients that can help reduce calories and guaranteeing a low content of trans fats," - says Dr. Jo Ann Carson.
When choosing soft margarines pay attention to the content of saturated fat and trans fats.Of course, there are butter or margarine is not necessary.
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