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Subject: Butter or Margarine?
>Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2004 11:35:22 EDT
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>DO YOU KNOW...the difference between margarine and butter? Read on to the
>end...gets very interesting!
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>Both have the same amount of calories.
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>Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5
>grams.
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>Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating
>the
>same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.
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>Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other
>foods.
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>Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only
>because
>they are added!
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>Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of
>other foods.
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>Butter has been around for centuries whereas margarine has been around for
>less than 100 years.
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>And now, for Margarine...
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>Very high in trans fatty acids...
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>Triple risk of coronary heart disease.
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>Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol)
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>Lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) ...
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>Increases the risk of cancers by up to five fold...
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>Lowers quality of breast milk...
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>Decreases immune response...
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>Decreases insulin response.
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>And here is the most disturbing fact....
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>HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!
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>Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC...
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>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).
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>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)
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>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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>Share This With Your Friends......(Butter them up!)
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please pass the jelly!!! eat more butta:smile:
 

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My family switched to butter only last year. We did the research and decided that margarine was not an option for a healthy body.

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jan, natural is better

I am amazed how easy it is to sell food products to millions of people for millions of dollars that actually do more harm than good.

when God made cows, he threw in the butter for free....
when man makes margarine, he throws out the butter and it costs you and me.

Go figure, I just live here......

food for thought! lol
 

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FishinChick, have y'all noticed any changes?

I have switched over to butter only this year as part of a diet change, so I noticed things taste better, and I have lost some weight. Has your family noticed any changes from going to butter?

As for being easier to spread, if you get the butter out first when you start cooking, and leave it out until dinner, it will be just about right to spread! My grandmother, who lived into her 90's, had a dish on the table with butter in it all the time. I don't ever remember it being put in the 'fridge. She had tea and a biscuit or toast every day at 4pm, and you better know there was butter on the bread.

As a side note, she always added 2 tiny tablets of sacharin to her tea for sweetner. I wonder what effects that might have had? She did well until her 70's, then she kinda lost her memory.
 

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I knew it!

I have to print this out for the wife. I don't like margarine at all and have been suspicious of it forever. Butter is better!
 

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Switched to butter a few years ago. Though I was afraid I'd end up looking like my heavy-weight friend who used it, there's been no noticeable increase ... other than what I'd consider normal for my age.

Once you switch, you'll never go back ... if you ever went from Salad Dressing to real Mayo, the effects the same. Much better taste.
 

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I unwrapped a stick of margarine and tossed it in the parking lot at work, after 5 hours there still aren't any flies on it...pretty crazy. I believe I'll make the switch to butter tomorrow.
 

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Even tho we have been using margarine for quite a few years, I ALWAYS kept butter in the freezer for those special dishes that just CRY for real budder! Now all is well with the world!! YIPPEeeeeee!


Later
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A good tip...

When cooking (sauteeing) with olive oil, add a pat of real butter. It raises the s tolerance of the oil to where it won't smoke as fast and will also add a layer of richness to your food.
 

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Butter for me, Thanks

my dad's family have been farmers for generations.

Years ago my uncle explained the difference between butter and oleo this way....

suppose you take 2 baby calves and feed one butter and the other margarine..

If you soften butter and add a little water with it, and then feed it to a baby calf, the calf will grow up as strong and healthy as you would ever want.

If you feed the second baby calf margarine with a little water.... it will starve to death
 

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Popcorn test

We did this at home and it was really eye opening. None of this has to be exact.

1) Make some popcorn.

2) Divide into two bowls.

3) Melt equal amounts of butter and margarine separately.

4) Pour melted butter over popcorn in one bowl; pour melted margarine over the other batch of popcorn.

5) The butter will coat the popcorn and give it that wonderful movie-like appearance. The margarine will dissolve or melt the popcorn.

We're now on the butter bandwagon.

MIK
 

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becky, you are so right!!

when sauteeing fish, use the good olive oil, bertolli or some others, and add a little real non salted butter, it makes the garlic season the fish or shrimp so well, that, man, i love that stuff, a little fresh basil too, an lemon pepper..
i been practicing on my sautee dishes, i am thinking of opening a resturant some day, calling it "Bubba T's seafood"
 
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