Product Type: Benecol Spread
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Benecol Light Spread
Member Name: hilly123
Benecol Light Spread
Advantages: proven to lower cholesterol
My DH was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol and although nothing too much to worry about I thought we should take action if at all possible. Therefore did my homework and along with all the nutritional changes I carried out I also stopped buying spreadable butter and started buying this product for him.
Firstly it is quite expensive approx £3.60 ish and even when on special offer it still is not in the same region as the butter products I was buying before.
This is a spread, like margarine so although supposed to taste like butter (there are different variances) it doesn't. It does not have the bad margarine taste however you can tell it is not butter but it is quite thick when it is spread on bread and it melts fairly easily on Jacket potatoes and toast etc. It adds a little bit of taste to something that is slightly lacking instead of the butter and the best thing is if you add a fair bit of the product you don't feel too bad as it is better for you than better and has the sterols in as well to hopefully help with the heart.
I do now use this as well as my DH as although originally I bought it for him and I stuck with the butter I thought it was a bit unfair so I changed to this as well. Now I can't tell the difference whenever I add it and so after two weeks I don't think most consumers would be able to tell, especially if you have come from buying margarine before. It is not a very useful product as it is recommended that it is only bought for spreading, no frying, baking etc however as long as you are aware of this it just means that you have to have a couple of other products in your fridge as well instead of the one you may usually have.
I'm unsure of this works or not, I appreciate that it states it is proven to reduce cholesterol and my DH's has gone down. But I don't know if it is just down to this or the other changes I have implemented as well.
Summary: tastes ok and if it works defo worth it
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