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Healthy Alternatives For Butter

Doctors would ask you to stay away from butter but not from food that tastes like butter, feels like butter and does not harm you like butter.

Who does not love butter, right? As much as we all love a generous amount of butter in our food, it does not do very well for your health. It is high in saturated and total fat which means it is not good for your heart or cholesterol levels. That being said, a life without butter is a hard life. As a condiment or an ingredient, butter could be the most perfect ingredient in almost all dishes. However, if you have to live without butter you must find alternatives to it that would do the same job as butter but healthier. Here are a few healthier alternatives of butter that would keep you taste and your health happy.

Avocado’s Creamy Texture Makes It A Perfect Replacement For Butter

Avocado is a fatty and a creamy fruit that could be perfect alternative for butter. If you are looking to have a healthy bread and butter breakfast, use avocado on your toast instead of the butter. It would bring you the flavour as well as the creamy texture that butter has to offer. Avocadoes are extremely healthy for the heart and are highly concentrated in their content of essential vitamins and minerals. Naturally, it would do a great and healthy job as an alternative to butter.

Use Olive Oil For Dressings And Frying Instead Of Butter

Sure, it is tasty to use butter to make a quick stir fried veggies or even in your salad dressings but it is not healthy. Instead of using butter for frying things or in your salad dressings, consider using olive oil. Olive oil has unsaturated fat and is high in the content of antioxidants that keep your heart well and functioning. Using olive oil in your food can also prevent deadly diseases like cancer.

Use Yogurt To Replace Butter In A Recipe

If there’s one food that comes the closest to the mouth feel of butter, it has to be yogurt. Yogurt or rather Greek yogurt could act as a healthy alternative to butter in a recipe. Replace half of the butter in the recipe with yogurt and the other half with some kind of oil like avocado oil or olive oil to give your food a protein boost.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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