Why is using a Flora spread better than using butter?
Public health nutrition guidelines recommend using margarine spreads rather than butter, and a variety of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated oils in order to promote heart health and meet recommended intakes for essential fatty acids. Butter is high in the ‘bad’ saturated fats. Margarine spreads are lower in saturated fats and high in the ‘good’ fats. The Dietary Guidelines for Australians make special mention of using margarine spreads rather than butter in cooking for good health.