Smart Balance is committed to providing superior-tasting, heart- healthier products. We do this by reducing or eliminating “bad stuff” from the foods you love—and by adding more “good stuff.”
Our products have 0g trans fat naturally, never use hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, and are generally lower in cholesterol and saturated fat than the everyday staples that our products are designed to replace. Plus, we’ve added beneficial ingredients like Omega-3s and vitamins, and for selected products we've added a naturally sourced ingredient that helps block cholesterol.
Support healthy cholesterol
Researchers at Brandeis University have discovered that the right blend of fats can help support healthy cholesterol levels by improving the ratio of “good” HDL cholesterol to “bad” LDL cholesterol when you follow our balanced fat Food Plan. Limit total fat to about 30% of calories (65g per day); saturated fat to 10% of calories (20g per day); and dietary cholesterol to average 300mg or less per day. Avoid trans fat. Regular exercise is essential. Our signature Smart Balance® Buttery Spreads use a patented blend of oils to deliver balanced fats and our other Smart Balance® products are designed to fit within our Food Plan to help support healthy cholesterol levels.
Most Smart Balance® products are an excellent source of Omega-3s. Our Food Plan delivers all three essential Omega-3s, including ALA and the all important EPA/ DHA, which provide the greatest health benefits as part of a heart-healthy diet.
Select products, including Smart Balance® Butter & Canola Oil Blend and Smart Balance® Blended Butter Sticks, contain a naturally sourced ingredient, plant sterols, that actually helps block the absorption of the cholesterol in the butter when consumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
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