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 about tomatoes and fat. Interestingly enough, cooked tomatoes are better absorbed than raw, as well.

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