I would like to know once and for all if Becel is a good choice. Thank you
Hi Thanks for your question. Becel is a brand name for a number of products from Unilever. There are many different Becel products (spreads, oils, milks yoghurts) so its difficult to answer your question. I can only assume you are talking about the Becel spread as that is the most common product, even through there are various versions of the spread. As a product I think its ok, I don’t think it is anything special when compared to any of the “healthy spreads” on the market. Some versions have Omega-3’s or plant sterols in with the aim of improving cardiovascular health. Omega-3s are of benefit as long as the spread is not heated as frying with it would destroy the Omega-3 fatty acids. Plant sterols have conflicting studies as to their benefit so in my view they do not justify buying the product. My view on these products are that they are fine as an alternative to butter but they will not have any miraculous effect on your cholesterol levels. They are just simply a spread which will allow you to slightly reduce your overall consumption of cholesterol. I would rather use olive oil on my bread than any of these spreads. Its free of additives and has a lot more health benefits.