Butter or spread with the addition of vegetable fats – which product to choose, and it is true that a cheaper analogue helps in the prevention of atherosclerosis. These questions were answered by the Head of the Food Chemistry Laboratory of the Federal Research Center for Nutrition and Biotechnology, Doctor of Biological Sciences Vladimir Bessonov.
As the specialist noted, if butter or spread meets safety standards and a person does not have an intolerance to milk, then butter and spread are not harmful products. At the same time, spreads contain less saturated animal fat, which is a source of “bad cholesterol”, so the inclusion of these products in the diet is associated with a lower risk of developing atherosclerosis. However, spreads can also contain dangerous wasters: so-called industrial trans fatty acids.
“These are really very harmful carcinogens that it is desirable to exclude completely,” reports Healthy Nutrition.rf with reference to an expert, adding that “trans fats enter the spread if it is made with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.”
Also, information about the latter on the label, alas, is not always present. It is worth giving preference to proven products, the manufacturer of which you trust.
As for butter, the spenders present in it (if the product is of high quality) are not dangerous.
It is pointed out that “they are of absolutely natural origin” and even “possess valuable biologically active properties”.