Health Tip: Substitute Avocado for Butter PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:11

taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/16993421@N07/7014009151/sizes/z/in/photostream/ via creative commons

In an earlier article on eating well and addressing your nutritional needs in Scleroderma, it was recommended that you avoid fatty and greasy foods. Foods with high fat content stay in the stomach longer than lower-fat foods, increasing the likelihood of the food backing up into the esophagus - which can be particularly undesirable if you're struggling with GERD. Today, we'd like to share a helpful baking tip if you're definitely watching your intake of fat: substitute Avocado for butter! You can drastically reduce the levels of saturated fat in your baking goodies such as muffins and cakes, by as much as 40%.

According to theKitchn, "You can substitute avocado for butter in a 1:1 ratio, but since it doesn't melt the same way it won't coat your dry ingredients the same. You need to increase your wet ingredients a little to compensate".

You would of course, need to blend your Avocado thoroughly to achieve the smooth consistency required. You may need also to decrease your oven temp about 25 degrees if you're going for a 100% substitution, just to prevent over-browning.

For more on this great health tip and more, visit the following link today.

 
More articles :

» Veggie Frittata

Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this nutrient-rich dish is full of satisfying and waist-friendly protein that will fill you up and keep your blood sugar steady. Even though it is an egg dish, the dietary cholesterol is a third less than...

» Improving Doctor Caregiver Relationships

Many of us cared for a loved one, helping with medications, preventing falls, assisting with showers, helping around the house, and generally providing much needed companionship. But caregivers haven't been traditionally regarded as part of a...

» Eating Well: Nutritional Needs in Scleroderma

The purpose of this article is to identify nutritional needs in and provide practical food advice, with the two goals of minimizing nutrition-related side effects and to improve your overall nutritional health. Since Scleroderma can be manifested...

» 7 Tips For Balancing Rest and Activity

I wanted to help patients and my friends by sharing some helpful tips about Scleroderma, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks itself by destroying its own cells and functions. The effects of are quite severe and can affect a patient’s...

» Getting Started with Raw Food

Getting started on a raw food diet can begin quite simply with reducing or eliminating altogether, unhealthy foods from your diet:Reduce or eliminate junk food, packaged snacks, fried foods, caffeine, alcohol, white sugar, and white flour.Then...

» Coping with Autoimmune Diseases from a Patient’s Perspective

Offering the last presentation of the Caribbean Autoimmune Diseases Summit, Mrs. Virginia Ladd shared some great insight and tips for coping with your autoimmune disease, however from a patient’s perspective.She started off by noting as patients,...