About Calories in Butter/Margarine
Calories in Butter and Margarine
Butter contains about 74 calories per 10 grams. Hard margarine has a similar energy content while low fat soft margarines may contain as little as 27 calories per 10 grams. For specific details of the calorie and energy content of Butters and Margarines, click the foods below.
Margarine and Spreads
Energy Content of Butters and Margarines
If you want to control your weight, butter is not a good food option for a healthy weight loss diet, as it has a high fat-calorie-content. In general, calorie-controlled diets recommend a low intake of butter. In addition to energy content, dietary nutrition is also important, as a nutritious diet helps the body to burn calories faster and maintains a healthy metabolic rate. So as well as calorie-counting, check food labels for nutritional value. Nutritional and energy values provided on most of the above food pages include: vitamins, minerals, folate and dietary fiber, as well as protein and carbs. Good diet nutrition makes calorie control and weight management easier and helps you to follow a healthy eating plan. See also Nutrition in Butter/Margarine
How To Save Calories
Calorie savings tip: If you are counting calories for weight loss purposes, the best way to lower energy intake is to eat less from this food group. Of course any calorie-burning workout helps to increase your calorie deficit and thus allows you to eat more butter or margarine with less chance of weight gain.
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