Butter. Yogurt butter. Olive-oil margarine. There’s no end to the variety of spreads available today. How do you know which ones are healthy for your heart?
You can’t go by total fat. If most of the fat is heart-healthy monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fat, that’s a good thing. But if there is even a miniscule amount of trans fat, that’s a problem.
Heart & Vascular Institute dietitians Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, and Kate Patton, RD, LD, break down nine types of spreads for you below.