Real Butter vs. Non-Butter Spreads, whats healthier?

Lets dig in.

See below for How each is made 👀

Disclaimer : I am not into food shaming, absolutes or extremes
🙅🏻‍♀️ which only create food fears and more stress!

I’m sure I consume some margarine and processed seed oils when I opt for a donut or other sweet treat here and there and I’m ok with that.

But I will never buy a butter spread over Real preferably grass fed butter and I wouldn’t advocate for it for 2 main reasons

1) Butter ( preferably grass fed ) naturally contains a lot of beneficial nutrients which I will address more next time

2) Seed and Bean oil spreads have to jump through a crap ton of processed hoops to even resemble the Real thing! These hoops have a cost. In the end they just can’t measure up to the original nutritionally. So it doesn’t make sense to me to make that choice

What if I am lactose intolerant ?

What if I am Vegan ?

There are definitely options here that I will speak to but I just wanted to start by addressing the process behind the product

⭐️ Fun fact “Vegetable Oil” doesn’t actually come from vegetables… have you ever heard of a high fat veggie? Oils are fats. Veggies are made up of mostly starches proteins and very small amounts of fats. “Vegetable” oil sure sounds healthy though 😉 Most margarine spreads are made up of soy and canola oils neither of which come from vegetables. They are seeds and beans that have to be heavily processed to extract any oil.