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  • Butter vs. Margerine

    And the winner is...BUTTAH.

    Butter vs. Margarine Showdown | Food Renegade
    Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.

  • #2
    I sent it to my mom, who has been buying margarine for as long as I can remember, and has diabetes and heat problems.

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    • #3
      Margarine has always been fucking repulsive. I regret every ounce I ever ingested.

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      • #4
        I grew up on margarine (my parents were trying to be health-conscious). I never bought it after I moved out since I found out the trans fat was horrible, but it took me about a year to get used to the taste of butter (aside from in baked goods, which was no problem). Now I love butter, and I cringe at the thought of eating margarine!

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        • #5
          Butter, which is an animal product, is high in both artery-clogging saturated fat and dietary cholesterol, increasing our risk of heart disease and stroke. There is also some concern about butter containing traces of hormones and antibiotics fed to animals. On the plus side, butter is a good source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
          Margarine
          Margarine is made from vegetable oil, is low in saturated fat and has no dietary cholesterol. But because the liquid vegetable oil in stick margarine is hardened through a process called hydrogenation, it is high in trans-fatty acids. Trans fatty acids, or trans fats, are thought not only to raise levels of bad cholesterol, but also to lower levels of good cholesterol, the kind that offers a defense against artery-clogging fats. This makes trans fats worse than saturated fat.

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          • #6
            artery-clogging saturated fat
            What's that? Is that like seizure-inducing broccoli?
            Crohn's, doing SCD

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            • #7
              ok, ok ok. lol

              we told this to my ILs about 10 years ago, including a similar article. so, they started buying butter AND margerine.

              know why?

              Because the margerine is for baking! so, all of their baked goods -- for the church you see -- are made with margerine.

              how much of this crap do they eat? a fair bit. they are at the church every day, and there is always food. but anyway. . .

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              • #8
                Margarine is for helping people die early so we don't overpopulate the earth. Avoid. The end.
                Crohn's, doing SCD

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                • #9
                  Bushpeter hasn't read the book.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by glorth2 View Post
                    Margarine has always been fucking repulsive. I regret every ounce I ever ingested.

                    I feel the exact same way. My mother only ever used butter but my in-laws on the other hand always use "I can't believe it is not butter". Now at the time I thought my in-laws had it right so I started buying it. Well looks like mother was right lol because now if I am not using Coconut/Palm oil I use natural butter . After being away from butter for so long I admit it tastes sooo much better than margarine!

                    I should and probably will send this article to my in-laws. My father in-law is a Type 1 Diabetes and that margarine probably isn't helping.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Finnabair View Post
                      Bushpeter hasn't read the book.
                      Bushpeter is a spammer who is here primarily to post the URL at the bottom of all his posts.

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                      • #12
                        Great article. Margarine makes my non-Primal boyfriend sick to his stomach, so he has always eaten butter. One thing we agreed on from Day 1.
                        Durp.

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                        • #13
                          Even when I was a CW true believer and thought that saturated fats would kill you dead, I still thought margarine was a disgusting frankenfood. I didn't use much butter but I'd rather eat something I can identify as food.

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                          • #14
                            I've eaten butter pretty much my whole life because when I was in my early teens, our family doctor (who was also an asthma and allergy specialist) told my mother that margarine was not advisable for asthmatic kids. Research has since supported his belief that margarine has a definite relationship to asthma. But he was a bit of an unconventional doctor in general--I wish he was still practising, but he's retired now.
                            “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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