- Best Margarines for Lowering Cholesterol: With Plant Sterols or Stanols
…You Need 2-3 tablespoons daily…Each tablespoon has the following calories and saturated fat–and no trans fat.
*Benecol Light – 45 calories, 0.5 gram saturated fat
BTW–4 tablespoons daily get the recommended 3.4 grams of Plant Stanol Esters (2.0 grams Plant Stanols) per day.
*Take Control Light – 45 calories, 0.5 gram saturated fat
BTW–2 tablespoons daily get you the recommended 3.4 grams of Plant Sterol Esters (natural soybean extract). Derived from soybeans, and limits cholesterol absorption from the small intestine.
Acceptable Margarines: Have Trans Fats Taken Out, But Do Not Actively Lower Cholesterol, Unlike the Margarines Above
*Brummel & Brown – 45 calories, 1 gram saturated fat
*I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Light – 50 calories, 5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat
*I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Fat Free – 5 calories, 0 grams saturated fat
*Olivio – 80 calories, 1 gram saturated fat
*Spectrum Spread – 80 calories, 0.5 gram saturated fat