Food Comparison

March 2003 Issue

The Choices Are Spreading: ENs Guide to What to Put on Your Toast

The trying days of fat-free are over. With the emphasis now on the type of fat we consume, the new reality is that margarine-like spreads can be part of a healthful diet. Margarines don’t contain as much of the dangerous saturated fat inherent in butter. But true margarines—particularly stick margarines—also contain trans fat, a byproduct of hydrogenation that is equally risky to your heart, even in small amounts. Many companies now claim their products are "trans-free," but that comes with

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