Saturday, August 22, 2009

Veggies and Fats!

Everyone knows that most things taste best in butter. Veggies especially. Who doesn't love cooked carrots in butter or a sweet potato with lots of butter.

But, butter's gotten a bad reputation over the past 60 years or so. We replaced butter with margarine (:P) and crisco. But, our taste buds knew something all along that our brains did not- butter makes veggies better for you! And, salads with fatty dressing are much healthier than salads with fat-free dressings! Woohoo!

Read this article from Mercola.com about tomatoes and fat. Interestingly enough, cooked tomatoes are better absorbed than raw, as well.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/08/22/Eat-Fat-With-Tomatoes-to-Absorb-All-the-Nutrients.aspx


So, question, when making baby food, should we add fat to make the nutrients better absorbed? I think maybe it means we should feed them real food in close proximity to nursing. I don't know. Interesting question.

1 comment:

  1. Veggie people have to prefer a right protein shake to make a perfect physic with proper instruction.
    - Joe Dillon

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