Confused about the merits of margarine versus butter? Uncertain if you should buy a cooking spray instead of shortening squeezes or spreads? Worried about trans fats in sticks of margarine?
To help you navigate the breadspread aisle, here is a list of some of the healthiest products on the market. Nutrition Action Healthletter gave each of these either a “Best Bite” rating (contains no more than 1 gram [g] of harmful fat [saturated and trans fat] per tablespoon) or an “Honorable Mention” (contains no more than 11/2 g of harmful fat per tablespoon).
Margarine Tubs & Squeezes (All Best Bites)
- I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Fat Free
- Promise Fat Free
- Smart Beat Smart Squeeze
- Fleischmann’s Light
- Benecol Light
- Take Control Light
- Country Crock Plus Yogurt
- Brummel and Brown Made With Yogurt
- Land O’Lakes Light Butter With Canola Oil
- I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
- PAM (1-second spray)
- Crisco (1-second spray)