Butter or margarine: Which is healthier?

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Margarine often beats butter when it comes to heart health. Margarine is made from a blend of oils that are mostly unsaturated fat. Replacing the saturated fat in butter with plant oils may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. But some margarines are better than others. The more solid the margarine the more saturated fat it has. Look for a spread with the lowest amounts of saturated fat and salt that tastes good to you.

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Dec. 06, 2022 See more In-depth