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post #1 of 17
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My brother-in-law just sent this to me and I thought I would share it with all of you. Although the fat in the icing and cake may cancel out all the benefits, it's still pretty interesting!

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)

Lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases the risk of cancers by up to five fold...

Lowers quality of breast milk...

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.



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 to 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 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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post #2 of 17
That is interesting! I think I might be one molecule away from being a potato. One molecule makes a big difference. I give margarine a big thumbsdown.gif . Butter is better and I've melted tupperware, it doesn't spread very easily.
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post #3 of 17
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LOLOL!! It's official...you have the best sense of humor!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #4 of 17
Just another reason why butter is better!
post #5 of 17
Wow - I think I will definately be switching to real butter now - I only buy the margerine because its a lot cheaper and I don't notice much flavor difference - but ewwwwwwwww - those facts aren't cool. Are there any other subsitutions like my friend uses this "butter or margerine" that is a whipped sort of butter and has a cow on it - anyone know the name or what it is? All I know is it's whipped and fluffy - comes in a tub with a cow on the front........hmmmm interesting - I'll have to find out.
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post #6 of 17
oh man...but I've always like the taste of margarine, and for only 50 cents a pound compared to $3 a pound for butter we usually use it. I do however use butter in icings now and cookies...guess that means that I had better get a job soon to afford this habit!
post #7 of 17
Wow, MrsMissey!! That is some interesting news. Yuck!! I used to use margarine all the time. But since I have been on this site, I have been using real butter in my icing and I can definitely tell the difference!! And now I know why! Thanks for the info.
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post #8 of 17
I saw that in an email a few years ago. Isn't that something!! Have ya'll heard the one about coke? I can't remember all of it but I do remember a few...

1. In large cities Coke is in every police officers trunk. After a shooting or car accident the police pour coke on to the blood & it totally disappears!! The EMS/Ambulance uses coke for the same thing.
2. Coke is used to clean rust stains out off toilets!
3. Coke is used to clean battery acid off your battery in your car.
4. Coke is used to clean grass stains out of clothes.

That's all I can remember! It was amazing! What I want to know is if coke can do all those things then why doesn't it eat our stomaches up??? Go figure!
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by PureShugga

Are there any other subsitutions like my friend uses this "butter or margerine" that is a whipped sort of butter and has a cow on it - anyone know the name or what it is? All I know is it's whipped and fluffy - comes in a tub with a cow on the front........hmmmm interesting - I'll have to find out.



Ok i found what it is - it tastes so good but apparently it is margarine - it is whipped with sweet buttermilk and is healthier but it does say 65% vegetable oil - but I do like the taste of it better than maragarine and it is healthier than the other margarines - the name of it is MOOOVE OVER BUTTER and has a big cow on the tub. Good stuff - but I guess its still margarine?
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post #10 of 17
Thanks for the chuckle, Lisa!!! One molecule away from a potato, huh? icon_smile.gif I do prefer butter for frosting, but I use a sweet cream spread on my veggies. Hmm.

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post #11 of 17
Hehe, one molecule away from being plastic icon_lol.gif
I know a kid once when I was in 7th grade who used margarine to grease the bearings on his rollerblades because his parents did not have any WD-40, and he said it worked great icon_lol.gif
They also say coke is supposed to good for leaching out the oil stains from your driveway.
Yet I still drink it because I like it and it's the best for my upset stomach.
But I don't eat margerine because I don't like it, and I know what it is. I prefer butter as well, always have and always will.
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post #12 of 17
just another reason to go butter......
post #13 of 17
I looked this up on Snopes.com. It's amazing what we will ingest!! I have used butter for YEARS because back in the late 80's, a dietician told me that it is almost plastic and that she would rather have her arteries clogged with natural cholesterol than with plastic. EWWW!! Most of this email is true. Just another reason to try and stay with a natural product--especially when it tastes so much better. And, according to the chart the show, you really aren't saving that much fat by using margerine. Here is the link if you are interested.

http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/butter.asp

Lisa
post #14 of 17
WOW! I normally use magarine for frying eggs and other foods. I have used magarine once in a new buttercream recipe I tried but I think I will just stick to butter from now on. Besides I can get Land O Lakes butter for $2.82 at Super WalMart. I think this is a great deal considering the fact that most grocery stores sell if for $3.50 or more.
post #15 of 17
Ick..We use butter cause that's just always been what my dad likes..but man that data is freaky! I know the reason about the coke not eating up your inards but I can't quite remember the reason..so we're safe with it for now..LOL..I think?
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