What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat. It creates new cells in our body. However, too much cholesterol in blood increases the chances of heart problems. So, make sure you in-take an appropriate level of cholesterol. Dietary cholesterol is found only in animal fats like dairy products. The impact of high cholesterol varies from individual to individual. Some people can consume a high cholesterol diet without affecting their blood cholesterol levels. Others with high in-take face the consequences of soaring cholesterol levels.

What is a Spread?

Spreads are made from an emulsion of vegetable fats and water. They are low in Saturated Fats and high in Unsaturated Fats compared to normal butter. Traditionally, spreads and margarines have been manufactured using the process of hydrogenation. However, in the recent years due to technological improvements, hydrogenation is no longer required to solidify the product. This has greatly helped in eliminating the problem of Trans Fatty Acids.

What are Trans Fatty Acids?

Trans Fatty Acids are found in varied amounts in various animal products such as butter, beef, pork, etc. TFAs (Trans Fatty Acids) are also found in Hydrogenated Fats and are known to increase the blood cholesterol level. They also tend to raise LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein), "bad" cholesterol and lower HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) "good" cholesterol.

What are Harmful Fats?

It's very important to understand what kind of fats we consume. No all fats are not harmful for the body. Saturated fats, trans-fats and dietary cholesterol can raise blood cholesterol and could be harmful to the body. Some fats like monosaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats do not increase blood cholesterol.

Why is Butter Harmful to our Heatlth?

Butter, which is an animal product, is high in both artery-clogging saturated fat and dietary cholesterol, increasing our risk of heart disease and stroke. There is also some concern about butter containing traces of hormones and antibiotics fed to animals.

Are all Fats Harmful for the Body?

No all fats are not harmful for the body. Saturated fats, trans-fats and dietary cholesterol raise blood cholesterol and could be harmful to the body. Some fats like monosaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats do not increase blood cholesterol.

What are Animal Fats?

Fats derived from animal source e.g. cheese, ghee, butter, cream, beef, lamb, pork, poultry, etc. These contain high cholesterol levels. Fats from vegetable sources do not contain cholesterol.

What are Hydrogenated Fats?

Hydrogenated fats contain harmful trans-fatty acids, which increase blood cholesterol levels. Most spreads contain hydrogenated fats, which increase the risk of blood cholesterol. There are only a few spreads, in the world that do not contain any hydrogenated fats, and Nutralite is one of them.

What are Polyunsaturates and how do they help?

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA) are found in oils from plants which include safflower, sesame, sunflower, corn, soya bean etc. PUFA is also a proven cholesterol fighter.

What are Saturated Fats?

Saturated fats cause high blood cholesterol. It is mostly found in food with animal fats. Saturated fats are considered to be 'bad' fat as they cause various ailments.

How does Nutralite help you in
today's Changing Lifestyle?

The chances of having a heart disease, blood pressure or suffering from obesity have increased with changing lifestyles. Physicians have noticed that children too are at low risk of high cholesterol and similar problems.

Though traditional eating habits have given way to healthy living, the tongue still longs for those yummy buttery dishes of parathas, chicken, dosas, cookies, cakes, etc. Nutralite tastes and spreads like normal butter while being a lot healthier.

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