Category Archives: Butter

Meat and Potatoes: Associated with Poor Cognitive Function

A recent study observed an association between consumption of meat, potatoes, gravy and butter with poor cognitive function. The study that was performed on subjects in the United Kingdom, included just under 2000 elderly individuals, and the data on the … Continue reading

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More on Saturated Fat And Cardiovascular Disease

Saturated fat is a heterogeneous group of chemicals. Fatty acids have hydrocarbon tails and these hydrocarbon tails are concentrated sources of energy which makes them highly efficient fuels. The hydrocarbon chains of fatty acid vary in length and are classified … Continue reading

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More Shotgun Science: The Cholesterol Bandwagon (Gravy Train) Rolls on

If there was one area of nutritional science that should hang its head in shame it is the area of cholesterol research. Despite little evidence that dietary cholesterol or saturated fat have any effect on cardiovascular disease risk, in studies … Continue reading

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Vegetable Spreads Versus Butter

Butter is made by churning milk. In this process the milk fat is agitated and this causes a change in the physical composition of the milk. Milk is an emulsion whereby the fat molecules are suspended in the watery medium … Continue reading

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Butter Fat As An Alternative To Coconut Fat

The coconut is unique amongst plants in that it contains a high amount of saturated fat. Most other plant fats in contrast are polyunsaturated or monounsaturated in their structure. Coconut is also a fairly unique food because the saturated fats … Continue reading

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