Nutrition & Dieting/Light spread on bread.

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QUESTION: 1 tbsp.=1g saturated fat,2g polyunsaturated fat,1g monounsaturated fat.I have a cholesterol problem,would this be a good spread to use?Thanks!

ANSWER: Hi Randy, you don't mention how high your cholesterol is or what your ratios are. However, using 1 Tbsp of fat in the course of your day should not have an overall negative effect on your cholesterol.  Focus on the big picture.  Are you exercising? Making other changes in your food choices? Incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables and increase your fiber intake.  

Healthy regards

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QUESTION: How about 4 tbsp. melted & poured over popcorn?Thanks!

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In my opinion you would be better off seasoning your popcorn (ex: cinnamon) with something other than the spread.  A lot of these products have artificial chemicals, high ratios of fat and sodium.  Four Tbsp added to a snack item seems like a lot of added calories.  If you have a cholesterol problem and are working on lowering your numbers you should use this spread sparingly or eliminate it entirely.

I hope this helps to answer your question.

Healthy regards.  

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I am qualified to answer your questions on nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, disease management,obesity and obesity related issues. I am experienced with nutrition aspect of managing the following: Celiac disease, lactose intolerance, pregnancy, allergies, IBS, diabetes, heart disease, fitness, wellness, healthy cooking, and many more.

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Masters of Healthcare Administration from Hofstra University (Hempstead, N.Y.) 1999 Masters of Science in Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University (Ypslanti, M.I.) 2012 Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Ithaca College (Ithaca, N.Y) 1994

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