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Butter VS Margarine

Postby shokoden » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:19 pm

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the
research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to
figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.
It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the
yellow coloring and sold it to people to u se in place of butter.
How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new
flavorings.


DO YOU KNOW.. the difference between margarine and butter?



Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared
to 5 grams.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53%
over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent
Harvard Medical Study.


Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in
other foods.

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few
only because they are added!



Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the
flavors of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been
around for less than 100 years.

And now, for Margarine..


Very high in trans fatty acids .

Triple risk of coronary heart disease .

Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol)
and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold.

Lowers quality of breast milk.

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

And here's the most disturbing fact.... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS
VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from beingPLASTIC..

This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life
and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is
added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

You can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded
area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it
(that should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no
nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny
microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it
is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that
on your toast?
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:28 pm

good facts :) but i love margarine better than butter :) it has no dairy in it all its all like solidified oil. ill stick with marg :)
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Postby milkyway » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:53 pm

I hate both, but tolerate a bit of marg over butter
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Postby yummymummy » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:41 pm

Im a butter girl, when i do indulge in the odd bit of toast its butter all the way, plus there is no way Im letting all that artifical stuff in to my childrens mouths!
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Postby MissE » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:01 am

I dont eat either! I use spreay oil or olive oil for greasing, and cream cheese on sandwiches. I keep light marg in the fridge but it took me, no exaggeration, 7 months to get through a 500g tub...
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:52 am

I use both...generally a scrape of marg on my toast or my son's and the butter is for visitors..( my nan eats butter and jam on scones when she visits) as far as it being so bad for you, like I said with the coke thing, everything in moderation and you'll be fine :)
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Postby grugwashere » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:49 am

i can live without either but im not entirely sure how acurate that info is... i have aread a very similar chain email that stated marg is actually black and is dyed yellow etc...

either way its not anyworse than alot of other food we eat lol.
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Postby Ally » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:10 pm

we need Tegan here she will tell us if it is a myth or not!!
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Postby milkyway » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:24 pm

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:24 pm

lol was just looking that up :P
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