We all love the taste of butter but we don’t all love the calories. That’s why there are so many butter alternatives on the market.  While they may be tricking your taste buds, are they healthy or harmful? We investigate. Plus, is your gluten-free obsession exposing you to arsenic? See what we uncovered.

Nutrition

Fat Substitutes: Could They Be Leading to Your Weight Gain?

They're hiding in everything from low-fat cottage cheese to protein shakes.

Fat substitutes are compounds that resemble the chemical and physical properties of certain fats and oils and are often used to replace conventional fats (butter, oil) in baking and frying. They can help bring calorie counts down.

But fat substitutes are almost like secret ingredients that hide in plain sight, says Mark Schatzker, author of the upcoming book "The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well."

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