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Which Is Healthier Butter Or Margarine?
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Which Is Healthier Butter Or Margarine?

Lets explore that age old question, you know the one about butter verses margarine. Well, it is time to put the record straight on this topic, which is healthier, butter or margarine? The evidence is in and it is not very pretty

What is Margarine?

Margarine was first invented to fatten up turkeys, but when the Turkeys started dieing off the makers decided it looked like butter and acted like butter, why not sell it like butter, only cheaper. They added a yellow coloring and away went the advertising networks to bring you a cheap substitute for butter, and one that can kill you.

What is in it?

Margarine is highly artificial grey smelly grease that is bleached white then colored yellow for a final product. It is made from cheap rancid vegetable oils. Some of these oils are not fit for human consumption. At the end of the process of creating Margine, you have a grey smelly substance that needs to be bleached and deodorized. This product shares 27 ingredients with paint and is about as close to plastic as you can get. Would you melt down one of your Tupperware containers and spread it on your toast? Did not think so.

How bad is it for you?

According to many experts it is not harmful at all, and this is the part that scares me the most. Who are these people doing these studies and are they in charge of all our food quality? here are some facts that might turn your stomach.

  • Women's risk of heart disease increases 53% by eating Margarine
  • Margarine triples the risk of coronary disease
  • Margarine is one molecule away from plastic
  • Cancer risk rises times 5
  • Weakens immune system
  • Decreases insulin response

Heard enough already? I for one have sworn off this particular substance. Once I became informed on this subject I swore I would never touch the stuff again. You can leave this stuff uncovered in a room full of flies and not one will land on it. This alone should tell us something about the quality of this stuff.

One other thing I do not like, Margarine does not melt! I did my own experiment to see if this was true. I compared butter and Margarine on a piece of toast.I spread butter on the toast and watched it melt and still have crunchy toast. When applying Margarine, I end up with a soggy limp piece of toast. Enough for me!

So, butter or margarine which is healthier? Butter gets my vote!

Spread this Margarine on your food and you may be saving money short term, but in the long run you may be sacrificing more than you want to in health risks. So, please pass the butter!

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Very delicious and delicious. jourgraph

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  about 3 months ago
Joan8  

Wow I made a grill cheese with margarine while I reading your article and i threw it a way,lol Very interesting good read.

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  about 4 years ago

Great info Shawn. We stopped using it a while back and use olive or soya spread now. Haven't used butter in a while now may re think that one.

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  about 5 years ago

I just checked out the Olive Oil spread yesterday and I like it!

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  about 5 years ago

You are so very right about this stuff Shawn.....good to see this article....it is the only "food" Dr Weil says not to eat. Because it is not food..haha...and millions of people are eating it...how do you suppose the FDA gets away with letting this be sold....This is what I do not get....Kaite

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  about 5 years ago

Because they invented it, then it did not work for what they invented it for, so they turned it into margarine. acckk!

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  about 5 years ago
S. Gray  

I stopped using margarine when I became serious about fitness and living a healthier lifestyle a few years ago. I didn't realize it was bad for me, I just knew I didn't like it and switched to butter. Glad I did! Thanks for the confirmation that this stuff is not fit for human consumption.

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  about 5 years ago

You are welcome Sonya. Many people take for granted these companies are white hat in their dealings with the public and they keep your well being in mind, which is so far from the truth! Glad you stopped using it!

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  about 5 years ago

You are right about Margarine not melting! when you spread it on toast, it justs sits there. I guess Butter is the less of two evils. Thanks for sharing.

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  about 5 years ago

Kind 0f a soggy mess! Thanks for reading!

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  about 5 years ago

Hi Shawn, I was already leaning toward using butter instead of margarine. I used to think it was healthier because I thought it had too much saturated fat. Having lots of additives isn't good either. I am switching to butter!

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  about 5 years ago

Great idea! I will never touch margarine again, uukkk :) thanks for reading!

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  about 5 years ago

Hey Shawn a great article. How often do you really stop to think about what you spread on your morning toast, it is one of those things that you do on autopilot but I think as you have highlighted it bears some thought so your health

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  about 5 years ago

Thanks Gayle, so true!

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  about 5 years ago

Nice article Shawn....unsalted butter of course...:)

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  about 5 years ago

Absolutely

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  about 5 years ago

That's interesting Shawn. And somewhat worrying. I've been using margarine recently with omega oils 3&6, (so they claim) and it can be used for cooking as well. Of course I prefer real butter.

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  about 5 years ago

I Agree KIm

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  about 5 years ago
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