Cholesterol is a type of fat that is essential for many metabolic processes. There are two types of cholesterol. HDL is the 'good' cholesterol and LDL is the 'bad' cholesterol. High cholesterol is a 'lifestyle' disease that's directly attributable to diets high in animal fats and/or trans fats.
People often ask what is the best thing to put on to their toast in the morning for breakfast. There is a constant debate on whether butter is better as it is more natural or margarine is better due to its lower saturated fat content. At the end of the day it is up to you to decide what suits you best. A small spread of butter a day will not increase your cholesterol levels or affect your weight in a big way. Bad cholesterol Increased … [Read more...]