Study title and authors:
Butter differs from olive oil and sunflower oil in its effects on postprandial lipemia and triacylglycerol-rich lipoproteins after single mixed meals in healthy young men.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12468601
Mekki notes how excess triglyceride levels accumulated after meals are related to heart disease risk.
The goal of the study was to evaluate the effects of saturated fat (butter) , monounsaturated fat (olive oil) or (omega-6) polyunsaturated fat (sunflower oil) on post meal blood triglyceride and fat levels.
The study found that:
(a) The two unsaturated oils (olive oil and sunflower oil, found in many margarines), induced a higher post meal rise in (bad) triglyceride and (bad) chylomicron levels than the butter meal.
(b) Circulating chylomicrons were smaller after the butter meal than after the two vegetable oil meals. (So they can be eliminated more easily)
Mekki concluded that consumption of butter results in lower triglyceride and chylomicron levels in the circulation of young men than consumption of olive or sunflower oils.
High triglycerides and chylomicrons levels are implicated in heart disease. See here and here.
1 inch cinamon stick
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp gound turmeric
1 tbsp oil
1.5 lbs lamb neck fillet
Using food processor, grind together first six ingredients (bay leaf through chili powder). Combine with garam masala, lemon juice turmeric and oil in a large bowl. Cut lamb into 1/4 inch slices. Add to spice mix and marinate room temp 1 hour or overnight in fridge. Spread out lamb on cookie sheet and cook in a 400F oven for 20 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges and fresh cilantro.