Butter vs. Margarine: How to Choose

Is margarine healthier than butter? Here are 12 options and how they rank in terms of heart health.
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Better: Whipped butter

The process of whipping adds air to the butter, making it lighter and less dense. If you can stick with the same tablespoon-size portion, you'll save up to half the calories and saturated fat by choosing whipped butter in a tub.

Land O'Lakes Whipped Butter, for example, contains 50 calories and 6 grams of fat (3.5 grams saturated), and only 15 milligrams of cholesterol per serving.

You can also choose an organic brand like Organic Valley Whipped Butter.

Next: Better: Light butter

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