Is it true that margarine is healthier than Butter?

Jun 26 2021

We are always torn between healthy choices and unhealthy ones. More often than we want to accept, the unhealthy ones creep into our regimen and then we are at a loss. Sometimes, some popular choices of food are not as healthy as they are claimed to be. Today we address a question from a parent on these lines.

In this series on #AskDrHafeel, you can clear your doubts about health, diet, ideas, tips and whatnot. Send us your queries and we will feature them on #HealersVoice.

Is it true that margarine is healthier than Butter?

It is not necessarily true. In general, margarine is a product of hydrogenated vegetable oil. Historically, Margarine has been a cheaper alternative to original butter.

Margarine contains trans fats, which raise your bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower your good (HDL) cholesterol levels, hence increasing the risk of developing heart disease and stroke.

Studies suggest the adverse effect of margarine is related to the amount of trans fat.

Small amounts of trans fats occur naturally in some meat and dairy products, including beef, lamb and butterfat. But they have not been sufficient studies to determine whether the naturally occurring trans fats have the same adverse effects.

Ayurvedically, fresh butter is considered a superior source of food, natural to digest and good for immunity and overall health.

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Is it true that margarine is healthier than Butter?