I never really understood this debate because, to me, I would just assume butter was healthier as it is from a whole food source (and tastes a whole lot better). It wasn’t until I started getting into nutrition that I really discovered margarine and read all about how “unhealthy” butter was. The argument is that butter is full of saturated fats (which it is) and raises cholesterol and margarine was created as a healthy alternative, full of polyunsaturated vegetable oils.
A topic in conversation that I have seen pop up numerous times this week is ‘saturated fats and are bad for you.’ While many people believe this to be true, it just isn’t. So why aren’t saturated fats bad for you and what should we really try to avoid?