How To Consume Margarine To Prevent High Cholesterol?
Hello Agus, thank you for asking.
Margarine or in everyday language is often misinterpreted as butter, is a product made from vegetable oil. Unlike the butter (butter) which is made from animal fat. Margarine is often considered a healthier choice than butter. However, some research states that in some margarine products, there is the possibility of trans fat. Manufacturers must include the composition of fat and cholesterol contained in it. The use of margarine without going through the heating process can indeed be considered better, because it reduces the risk of trans fat formation. Cholesterol statement 0 may be included because in vegetable fats / oils, there is phytosterol. Phytosterols have cholesterol-like composition. The difference is that cholesterol is sourced from animals and phytosterols are vegetable-based. In the body they are both converted into various fat derivatives (lipids).
It must be remembered that the human body needs fat and cholesterol. Good food intake should still contain fat and cholesterol, even in modest amounts. This is because fat and cholesterol are used as sources and reserves of the body's energy. Energy from carbohydrates can only meet the metabolic needs for 4 hours. The rest, human energy is obtained from the breakdown of lipid and cholesterol reserves. That is why even if someone has hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels), fat and cholesterol intake is still needed even though in limited quantities. So if you want to consume fat and cholesterol, choose as much as possible from vegetable sources (an example other than margarine is nuts), and in moderation.
Hopefully this explanation can add to your insight. Regards.