Monday, September 11, 2006

The Spread of Choice

Why have people made margarine the spread of choice for decades? The reason could be related to taste, versatility, spreadability and/or affordability -- but many choose margarine products because they contain no cholesterol and less saturated fat. Most margarine products also contain no trans fats and have less total fat and fewer calories than butter. Plus, margarine is a great source of vitamin E, which has been shown to protect against coronary disease and reduce the formation of “bad” cholesterol known as LDL. For optimum heart-health, the American Heart Association states, “Use margarine as a substitute for butter, and choose soft margarines (liquid or tub varieties) over harder stick forms.”

The most popular margarine product in today’s marketplace is a 60% soft vegetable oil spread. Compare its label with butter, per tablespoon serving

The reasons are limitless – choose margarine for an important part of a heart-healthy lifestyle! But it’s just one simple sub we can make in our diets – this blog will be a forum for all those interested in reducing the risks of heart disease and taking care of our hearts.

1 comment:

Emma said...

This blog seems like a great idea!