Nutrition and Energy
in Butter and Margarine
Nutritional Value of Butter/Margarine
Information - Calories in Butter/Margarine
- Calories In Food
Food Nutrition in Butter and Margarine
Butter contains 81 percent fat, of which 54 percent is saturated fat, 20 percent is monounsaturated fat, 3 is percent polyunsaturated fat and between 4-8 percent is trans fats. In short, although butter is a more 'natural' food product, its high level of saturates means that it must be eaten very sparingly, as saturated fat is strongly associated with atherosclerosis heart disease. Margarine, a cheap butter-substitute invented by a French scientist in the 1860's, is really no healthier than butter if it contains similar fat levels. However, there are a range of light soft margarines that are much lower in fat.
Energy in Butter And Margarine
Butter contains about 74 calories per 10 grams. Hard margarine has a similar energy content while low fat soft margarines may contain as little as 27 calories per 10 grams.
Nutrients in Butter And Margarine
Butter and margarine are high in fat, contain no carbohydrate but contain very small amounts of protein.
Vitamins in Butter And Margarine
Butter contains Vitamin A, a little Vitamin D and Vitamin E. Margarine typically contains more Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin D.
Minerals in Butter And Margarine
Butter contains calcium, phosphorus and potassium, while margarine contains fewer minerals except it may be high in sodium which is not beneficial for blood pressure.
Glycemic Index (GI) Value For Butter And Margarine
Butter and margarine have a very low GI value.
Most Nutritious Types of Butter And Margarine
The biggest health problems with margarines is their content of hydrogenated or trans fatty acids. Cheaper margarines are made with low quality vegetable oils which are then 'processed' and their vegetable oil is converted into a form of saturated fat called hydrogenated fat. So please check the food label and choose soft margarines with a low hydrogenated/saturated/trans fat content.
Nutrition in Butter
Nutrition in Margarines
Weight Control, Exercise and Nutrition
Some people who want to lose weight make the mistake of focusing exclusively on calorie-intake and counting calories. Although keeping track of energy intake is vital, energy expenditure is also important. So too is diet nutrition, because when we maintain a healthy body and metabolism, we burn calories faster. In short, if you want to lose weight, make sure you eat a healthy diet in order to obtain all your necessary nutrients.
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