Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Reach me the butter, or give me a pat on the head.

My illustration above.  I found this following bit of information surprising:

 Taken from the Los Angelos Times:

 "Per-capita butter consumption rose to 5.6 pounds in 2012, up from a low of 4.1 pounds in 1997, according to the American Butter Institute. In the decade starting in 2002, butter consumption grew 25%. The growing popularity of butter coincided with more understanding about the health hazards of its processed counterpart. Trans fats are vegetable oils that have been blended with hydrogen to boost shelf life and mimic the qualities of butter or lard. But research shows the ingredient raises levels of LDL cholesterol – also known as bad cholesterol. Trans-fats consumption depresses levels of the better HDL cholesterol, which helps prevent heart disease. The Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules in November that would all but ban the artery-clogging fats.,0,6405296.story#ixzz2r9zTJ8Js


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