|A Short History of Becel®|
Becel® was first on the scene to develop a healthier alternative to existing spreads. We’ve continued to find ways to keep making margarine even better, expanding our line-up with innovative new products based on the science of heart health. Today, Becel® is the leading margarine brand in Canada, with a strong commitment to heart health innovation and education.
|1950||Researchers observe an association between increased incidence of heart disease and high levels of blood cholesterol.|
|1960||Becel® is launched in the Netherlands after the medical community asks Unilever to develop a heart healthy spread.|
|1978||Becel® was launched in Canada and was the first and only non-hydrogenated margarine.|
|1990's||New varieties of Becel® are introduced.|
|1991||Becel® Heart Health Information Bureau was formally established.|
|2000's||Becel® continues to expand its heart healthy product line up with innovations like Becel® Buttery Taste.|
|2007||Canada’s Food Guide is updated and recommends choosing soft margarines that are low in saturated and trans fats and limiting butter, hard margarine, lard and shortening|
|Becel Today||Becel® is the #1 margarine brand in Canada and continues in its efforts to help improve the heart health of Canadians, through heart health innovation and education.|
|Discovery the Becel® lineup|
For more than two decades, Becel has been committed to providing a range of products that can be part of a heart healthier lifestyle.
A healthy diet low in saturated and trans fats may reduce the risk of heart disease. Becel margarine is low in saturated fats and has no trans fat.
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