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Difference Between Butter And Margarine by andrewozed: 10:32am On Nov 07, 2012
Pass The Butter .. Please..
This is interesting . .. .

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 colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings..

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 for margarine.

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 and
only because they are added!
Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours 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.

Triples 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 times..

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 being PLASTIC... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT

These facts alone were 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 open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice 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?


Re: Difference Between Butter And Margarine by PrettyCindy(f): 8:51am On Nov 13, 2012
Nice piece. Thanks for the info. Will do a bit of research on it.
Re: Difference Between Butter And Margarine by dominique(f): 4:56pm On Nov 13, 2012
I thought butter was the unhealthy choice cos of the PSA (poly saturated fatty acids) it contains. We were taught that butter contains more cholesterol and is more likely to clog the arteries and cause stroke or heart related problems. Op pls clarify
Re: Difference Between Butter And Margarine by Lagusta(m): 10:13pm On Nov 18, 2012
I don't agree with you...

Margarine can grow mold, and bacteria can make it sour...

And I thought butter was the unhealthy fatty food, with higher levels of LDL cholesterol...

Margarine is made from oils, usually palm kernel oil... The hydrogenation makes it solid...

So please get your facts right!!!
Re: Difference Between Butter And Margarine by dominique(f): 11:08pm On Nov 18, 2012
^^^ I just read the part where he says nothing grows on it. The margerine i have at home already has moulds on the edges. That it doesnt spoil is also wrong, I've seen expired margerine with changed colour and texture. Pls mr poster, don't mislead people. Though both should be avoided by the health conscious, Butter is more unhealthy than margerine.
Re: Difference Between Butter And Margarine by snthesis(m): 9:52am On Nov 19, 2012
now im even more confused- #team Butter or #Team margarine undecided
Re: Difference Between Butter And Margarine by dominique(f): 2:30pm On Nov 19, 2012
snthesis: now im even more confused- #team Butter or #Team margarine undecided

Team none but butter is more unhealthy. Don't know where the op got his facts from. He's prolly a rep for the butter industry.

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