Butter Vs. Margarine

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  1. Bella

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    I thought this was interesting! :eek
    ~Bella

    Pass The Butter ~ ~ ~ ~

    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 use 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 being PLASTIC..

    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 weenie micro-organisms 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?

    Share This With Your Friends.....(If you want to "butter them up")!
     
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    haha thats pretty interesting, i didnt know margarine was one molecule away from plastic
     
  3. heelfetish

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    I had to see a heart specialist a few years back for high cholesterol & blood pressure. Among other things, he advised me to avoid solid margarines like the plague. OK, so he didn't use those words exactly, but he said to either use real butter, or if I have to use margarine, to use Becel.

    I'm not sure having one molecule away from plastic is true, or if it is that it really matters. However margarines are not good for you because of the types of fats used in production. Butter isn't good for you either, but it's not as harmful as margarine. :)
     
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    good thing my family only uses butter. xD
     
  5. Puss_in_boots

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    I have only ever used real butter. Margarine not only tastes shitty, but it's a lot worse for you than the real thing.
     
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    We were talking about this in Culinary school,
    but it does have a few uses,
    It has a high melting point, so does shortening, so when you add it to back goods it has a completely different affect than butter, butter will melt at a lower temp so therefore your product will be crispier but if you use margrine or shortening it will produce a softer product

    Also it is cheaper to produce, so if you have a quality product like butter but no one will buy it because of the price, then you really don't have any customers do you, so that is another reason it came around, demand
     
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    Wow, i always thought margarine was better for you. Glad to hear it isn't because i much prefer butter!!
     
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    for some reason, butter seems alot more natural to me. Anything processed like margarine cant be good for you.
     
  9. Dreama

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    Real butter tastes so good. Everything made with it tastes wonderful as well.
     
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    Thank you everyone for your replies! :cheer
    & remember if you have to have it....
    USE THE REAL THING!! :)
    ~Bella
     
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    How about Crisco now.

    Hiker
     
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    Crisco is shortening, it got its name from shortening gluten strands which are what froms when flour is mixed into a dough, it helps produce a more tender confection/pastry/dough
    It is hydrogenated soybean oil, all the means is that all the extra bonds have be filled with hydrogen molecules, which keeps the bonds from being filled with oxygen molecules, that would make the fat turn rancid,
    Which is why you can let the shortening set out a room temp and uncovered

    But a good rule of thumb is that any oil that is a solid at room temp is generally not good for you, not to say other fats are, but your body requires a certain amount of oil to stay healthy and lubercate your joints, one of the best fats to use for this is olive oil plus EVO taste soooooo good
     
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    *sigh* I miss Crisco. I live in Sweden and any kind of shortening is unavailable here. I don't know why exactly...maybe because it's so bad for you?
     
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    This is exactly what the heart specialist told me. Avoid any oils which turn solid at room temp, they are much worse for you than liquid oils (Which still aren't really good for you).
     
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  16. Bella

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    Hiker, one of these days...
    You're gonna get it...
    Right in the kisser!! :lol
    ~Bella
     
  17. Bella

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    We should have a Crisco party! :rofl
    ~Bella
     
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    A Crisco party huh,
    You do know that stuff can be used as a lube.

    And what am I gonna get right in the kisser ~Bella
    Hope it taste good.

    Hiker
     
  19. Bella

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    :lol Yes, I do! :brow
    I'll let you think on that one for a little while! :lol
    ~Bella
     
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    I'll let you think on that one for a little while!
    ~Bella

    I really didn't have to think hard about that.
    I'll bet you taste as good as you look.

    Hiker