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Butter is a favorite ingredient in most kitchens though it is hardly the healthiest. You probably use butter in a wide range of preparations, both sweet and savory dishes from cakes and cookies to pasta and bread. However, high butter consumption may be very detrimental to your health, especially concerning your cardiac functioning. Butter has high amounts of saturated fat and LDL cholesterol, which are known to clog arteries and cause numerous heart diseases. Moreover, butter is also high in calories, which promote weight gain as well. Therefore, the need to substitute butter in everyday cooking is the need of the hour to keep healthy. Keep reading to learn about ten alternative ingredients you could try the next time your recipe calls for butter.

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1. Nut Butters

Butter made from nuts make for great spreads to eat with bread, muffins, and light cakes even. Unlike butter, which has high quantities of saturated fat and not many nutritional benefits, nut kinds of butter contain more healthy fat components as well as potassium and fiber. Homemade peanut butter and almond butter are both tasty alternatives that you should substitute for butter in both sweet and savory preparations.

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