Thursday, October 23, 2008

Myths and Facts about Mayo

I rarely bought mayo, unless if really needed or if there's an occasion and the desert to be prepared needs mayo then I have no choice but to buy it. Because, mayonnaise is usually associated with gaining weight due to its oil content. Carbohydrates, protein and fats are all sources of calories.

A spoonful of mayonnaise can go a long way. However, many people are under the impression that the longest way it can go is from the jar to their waist- a misconception that needs to be cleared for the sake of nutritional information. In fact, mayonnaise can be one's source of essentially dietary fats that the human body requires. As such it would be beneficial to know important facts about mayo and junk the myths that give it a bad name.

Fats play important roles in the body. For one,it is a source of energy. "Good Fats" coming from vegetable oils have been proven to be essential to one's growth and development. Foods like mayonnaise use vegetable oil or read the label to make sure such brand use vegetable oil, as its main ingredient. This oil is derived from soybean which is an excellent source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, or good fats.

Dietary health myths also suggest that mayonnaise is a kind of food that can be harmful to one's heart. This, too is unfounded assessment. As seen on the label of brands, mayonnaise is a good source of Omega 3 which is essential fatty acids that helps lower cholesterol. Omega 3 can not be produced by the body and can only be obtained from the diet.

Well, for one it is important to read the label first. Good mayo should uses vegetable oil. And it is also important to note the moderate consumption of mayo, as too much of good things can sometimes be bad. When calories are taken in excess beyond the recommended intake per day, then it will lead to weight gain.


blessedmom said...

that's an enlightening post! thanks mommy! after reading ur post, i decided to eat an egg-hotdog sandwich with ketchup, mustard and mayo! heheh :)

take care mommy! :)

Tey said...

wow this is great. I mlove mayonaise. I rreally think that it's all about taking it in moderation. Few sread won't hurt.
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