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    Question are we killing ourselves with margarine?

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    > Pass the butter ~ ~ ~ ~ This is interesting.
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    > 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.
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    > DO YOU KNOW...the difference between margarine and butter?
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    > 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
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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 where 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) and
    > lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)
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    > Increases the risk of cancers 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's the most disturbing fact.... 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:
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    > 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:
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    > * 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.....(If you want to "butter them up")!

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    Senior Member roshni's Avatar
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    All this time, I thought margarine was healthier than butter. Now, I wonder about those "spreads" that are neither butter nor margarine.
    Last edited by roshni; 01-16-2006 at 02:45 PM.

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    yes, and how about that yummy coconut butter they put on popcorn at the movies? LOL

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    ..."yummy" being the operative word.

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    My mother told me that wayyyy back when, margarine was nothing more than lard. And it came with a "button" of yellow die that you mixed into it for color. People mixed salt in it too. Doesn't sound very tasty to me.

    I won't eat margarine. Only Breakstone or Land O' Lakes lightly salted and sometimes sweet butter. Butter is nothing but poison too!
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

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    Margarine is a must when making a steak on the frying pan – isn’t it? To have the real taste I mean, no olive oil in the world can make up for that taste.

    Edit: Actually clarified butter is the best to be used I find, because it takes the temperature much better, it would not be burnt so easy – and then, just before the steak is finished the margarine or real butter can be added for the specific taste.

    Here is also a link to Ghee, someting similar as western clarified butter; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghee
    Last edited by Leif; 01-16-2006 at 05:32 PM.

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    Yeah, butter is better than margarine, no doubt.

    But did you know people used to put petroleum jelly on toast and eat it? Yup. It was supposed to be good for you.

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    I'm okay here because I don't eat margarine and I rarely use butter.
    Ugh to the petroleum jelly on toast. That sounds like a case of diarrhea waiting to happen.

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    Thumbs up Margarine: We've Come A Long Way, Baby.

    Quote Originally Posted by roshni
    All this time, I thought margarine was healthier than butter. Now, I wonder about those "spreads" that are neither butter nor margarine.
    It all depends on what you are looking for and how you define margarine. At once, when considering butter and margarine, we are considering oils and fats. If we are looking for a spread to replace butter for health reasons our criteria should take a number of factors into consideration. Obviously, the 'lard-type' spreads, wheather or not we term them 'margarine', are not going to offer any health benefits over butter; quite the contrary.

    Another important factor is the presence or absence in the alternate spread of GMOs; the 'cute' term for organisms which have had their DNA structure majorly fucked with. Too strong? Consider that there is not a single insurer in the world willing to come up with a premium and offer insurance to the pervayors of GMO foods; that the forseeable eventual outcome to peoples health of eating GMOs is so unpredicatable that no company is willing to accept any amount in premiums to insure against it. At the same time, our government has seen fit to pass laws such that the manufactuers and distrubutors of GMOs (and mixes of foods which contain them) are not recquired to state the inclusion of GMO in their labeling. Even the government of China recquires that such labeling must be done; ours does not. Why does this come into considerations of substiture spreads for butter? Because one of the most used substitute oils is canola; the oil of the rape seed. (Calling it Rapeseed Oil would be too disturbing and might negetively impact sales.) Over nintey-five percent of canola oil used in the US is GMO rapeseed oil, much of it comming from Canada.

    There are healthful and tasty alternatives to butter available; for instance the tub of Earth Balance I have before me. Very prominent on the labeling is, "*NON-GMO", followed by, "100% EXPELLER-PRESSED-OILS" and then the name.

    http://www.earthbalance.net/

    It costs as much as the cheaper butters but then I never buy them anyway, choosing to go with organic when I get butter, but the Earth Balance is tasty and good.

    As for Leif and his culinary advice to the meat based diet people, well, that's a place that I don't even consider going any more since I had John Robbins take me on his eye-opening tour of the wonderful world of animal husbandry and all it is doing to drain non-renewable resources and pollute what it dosen't drain:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/157...lance&n=283155
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