Articles tagged with: butter

What is Vitamin D?  The Sunshine vitamin

What is Vitamin D? The Sunshine vitamin

Formed by the action of sunlight on the skin, vitamin D (chemically known as Cholecalciferol) has been called the ‘bone vitamin’ as it enables calcium and phosphorus to be absorbed to make strong bones. It’s a cross between a vitamin and a hormone and may do a lot more for our immune system and keeping us healthy than we ever realised.

15 August 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. From a health perspective, is butter better than margarine?

Q. From a health perspective, is butter better than margarine?

It all depends on your health profile. If you have high cholesterol or a history of heart disease, go for a soft margarine OR a...

22 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

What are plant sterols?

What are plant sterols?

If you have high cholesterol, then you've probably heard of things called plant sterols. But you may be wondering what the heck are...

8 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Butter blends - are they any good for you?

Butter blends - are they any good for you?

At 80 per cent fat, pure butter’s got a great taste and is all-natural, but it’s hard to spread thinly straight from the fridge....

14 August 2012 by Catherine Saxelby

Butter vs Margarine. Which is best?

Butter vs Margarine. Which is best?

Is margarine healthier than butter? Or vice versa? This choice has been hotly debated for years and has many taking sides. The answer...

14 August 2012 by Catherine Saxelby

7 healthy alternatives to spread on your daily bread

7 healthy alternatives to spread on your daily bread

Olive oil for dipping? Avocado, hummus or peanut butter? The debate rages as to what’s the healthiest spread for your daily...

14 August 2012 by Catherine Saxelby