Why We’re Different
The world is changing and you’re asking for your food to be better and simpler. Not just for you, but for the generations to come. Good health is our greatest asset, and eating well can help protect it. So, we’re listening and working hard to continue the Smart Balance® tradition of making the staples of your diet better than before—for you, your family, and the world.
Smart Balance Nutrition: Less AND More
Aside from great taste, what is Smart Balance made of? Our products have absolutely no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils and are naturally 0 g trans fat, so you can enjoy the delicious flavors you love while helping to reduce your intake of damaging man-made trans fat. Our buttery spreads contain our unique natural blend of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated fats designed to help improve the ratio of “good” HDL cholesterol to “bad” LDL cholesterol.1
You’ll get extra nutritional support from the omega-3s, vitamins, calcium, and protein we add to many of our products. Of course, all this goodness means nothing without great taste. We make sure that every Smart Balance product delivers delicious flavors and textures so you’ll love them for more than their health benefits. (Please see the nutrition information of each product for fat and saturated fat content.)
We’re Dairy Free
We took a lot of your favorite products up a level to “even better” by making them free of dairy and lactose. And while other spreads have increased the water they contain, we’ve taken water out—because a spread with less water performs better for cooking, baking, and spreading. An independent panel of chefs and bakers agree that dairy-free Smart Balance performs just like butter in the kitchen.
Use dairy-free Smart Balance in all your favorite dishes to lighten up comfort foods, create velvety sauces, and dress vegetables with buttery flavor.
Replace butter with dairy-free Smart Balance in any baking recipe for flaky biscuits, irresistible cookies, delicious breads, and more.
Add a delectably creamy, buttery taste to all your favorite foods with an easy smear of dairy-free Smart Balance.
We Support Healthy Cholesterol
To maintain a low overall cholesterol level, you want to keep the ratio of “bad” LDL and “good” HDL at a healthy level. For a lot of people, this can be done simply by reducing the amount of saturated and trans fats in their diets.
Many Smart Balance products contain our unique, natural blend of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats designed to improve the LDL:HDL ratio.2 Smart Balance plant sterols (which have been clinically proven to block the absorption of dietary cholesterol3) are among a unique blend of ingredients in our HeartRight® products. Some products also feature heart-healthy EPA/DHA omega-3s and the potent antioxidant vitamin E. (Please see the nutrition information of each product for fat and saturated fat content.)
0 g Trans Fat Naturally
Great-tasting Smart Balance Buttery Spreads are the first and only spreads with 0 g trans fat naturally. Unlike many spreads and margarines, we use absolutely no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Instead, we use our unique natural oil blend that can help support healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range.1
Some of our products even get a boost of vitamin D, calcium, omega-3s, and other nutrients. Making Smart Balance part of your diet is an easy way to help reduce overall consumption of unhealthy trans fat while enjoying the delicious flavors you love. (Please see the nutrition information of each product for fat and saturated fat content.)
1 When at least two-thirds of fat intake comes from our buttery spreads or our Food Plan; limit fat to 30% of calories and saturated fats to 10% of calories. Limit cholesterol to 300 mg/day. Avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oil. Exercise regularly.
2 When at least two-thirds of fat intake comes from our Food Plan; limit fat to 30% of calories and saturated fats to 10% of calories. Limit cholesterol to 300 mg/day. Avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oil. Exercise regularly.
3 Clinical studies have shown 1,300 mg of plant sterol esters per day helps reduce cholesterol when consumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Smart Balance HeartRight® Buttery Spreads contain 400 mg of plant sterol esters per serving. Foods containing at least 400 mg per serving of plant sterols eaten twice a day with meals (for a daily total intake of at least 800 mg) may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of Smart Balance HeartRight® milk supplies 400 mg of plant sterols.
Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated Oils
Smart Balance products are completely free of hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Learn more about why you should avoid these chemically modified fats.