According to Health Magazine, the healthiest type of butter is made from only cow's milk or cream that is churned until it becomes butter and is void of any additives. However, there are more-healthy alternatives to butter.
The American Heart Association suggests that instead of butter or margarine, consumers need to look for spreads that are free of trans fats. The healthiest blends have the least amount of saturated fat. The association also advises consumers to avoid hydrogenated oils. Hydrogenated oils contain trans fats, even if the label on the blend suggests it contains 0 grams of trans fats. Whipped butter and light butter sticks are also healthier alternatives to regular butter.