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The difference between butter and margarine – I didn’t know it was that bad.

on March 16, 2014

I will start by telling you that I didn’t do the research for this post. I, merely, copied it from an email I received. Permission to copy is given in the final paragraph… I have to say, I found this report very interesting. READ ON…


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 colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter.  How do you like it?  They have come out with some clever new flavourings..    

 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 for margarine. 

 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, and only  because they are added! 
  • Butter  tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours 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. 
  • Triples risk of coronary heart disease . 
  • Increases  total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and  lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) 
  • Increases  the risk of cancers up to five times.. 
  • Lowers  quality of breast milk. 
  • Decreases immune response. 
  • Decreases  insulin response. 

And  here’s the most disturbing fact…. HERE IS THE PART THAT  IS  VERY INTERESTING!

 is but ONE MOLECULE away  from being PLASTIC… and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT 

These facts alone were 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).   

You  can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded  area.  Within a couple of days you will notice 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?  

Share  This With Your Friends…..(If you want to butter them up’!)

Chinese Proverb:
When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it,  you have a  moral obligation to share it with  others. 


Well, has it changed your opinion towards margarine/butter? It certainly has made me think twice.




2 responses to “The difference between butter and margarine – I didn’t know it was that bad.

  1. good2begone says:

    Eww…time to check which one I have in the fridge.


    • Chris. says:

      That’s exactly what I did too. I haven’t bought butter for a while but now it’s on the shopping list. Thanks for the comment. Christine


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