Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bettah' with Buttah'

A study published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has shown a correlation between decreased levels of heart disease and consumption of vegetables only when the consumption of produce is accompanied by fat.

Don't eat your veggies with butter or your berries with cream?  Sorry, no happy heart for you.  Eating low fat?  Sorry, that doesn't work either.  Um, vegetable fat?  Nope, it has to be full-fat, creamy deliciousness, animal products.  Wow, how often do studies actually show that we shouldn't deprive ourselves?

Those fat soluble vitamins and nutrients need fat to be absorbed by the body.  So, there you have it.  Smother that broccoli in butter.  Drizzle ghee on your cauliflower.  Dollop some raw, creme fraiche on your berries.  Or, you could just take my youngest daughter's lead and use ghee as a dip for your cheese.  Yes, even I shudder at that one.

1 comment:

  1. Good news indeed! Hello cream, hello butter.