Skip to comments.Butter vs. Margarine: New Research Reveals Which is Healthier
Posted on 02/16/2013 2:37:32 PM PST by Signalman
Margarine isn't better for your heart than butter it's worse, according to a new analysis of a 40-year-old study. For 50 years, health experts and organizations, including the American Heart Association, have urged people to replace butter and other saturated fats in their diets with vegetable oils to reduce the risk of heart disease. Millions of Americans responded by replacing butter with margarine made from omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable oils found in corn and safflower oil.
Decades later, however, heart disease is still the leading cause of death in both American men and women, and a recent analysis of data collected from 1966 to 1973 indicates that replacing butter and other saturated fats with vegetable oils may have increased the risk of heart disease instead of reducing it.
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I remember doing it as a chore. AFTER we milked the cow. ;-)
Grease your child’s bicycle chain with it. Here’s why it’s low quality:
Best is at Post #83:
Even better than butter:
Great for frying, satuteeing, seasoning etc:
& Post #87:
Best quality family of brands butter sold, anywhere:
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I melt a stick of butter and mix it with 1/2 of EVOO. I keep it in the fridge. It stays semi-solid, spreads easily and tastes good on everything, even pancakes and French toast. Works for me.
That just aint right is it?
My Dad was a health nut that died early of a heart attack
I LOVE Isigny Ste. Mere butter, when I can find it.
My parents insist on real butter on the corn my dad grew in his garden.
Thanks for the link.
Butter also tastes better. I can’t see how people can eat margarine, nasty stuff.
I cant believe its not butter:
0g trans fat
No hydrogenated oils
No cholesterol (per serving)
I guess its okay then?
Amen. Kerrygold is my favorite butter. I also love their Red Leicester cheese.
The good die young. My condolences.
That was a long time ago.
Back when public schools were worth a damn, we used to make butter in a churn. Good stuff...real good stuff. Crack heads don’t know what they’re missing...
I’ll have to look for that. I’ve tried their Dubliner which is yummy. Fresh authentic Irish soda bread with Kerrygold. Sooo good.
Unsalted butter is used in cooking (by purists) because it does not add salt to the recipe. Butter varies in the amount of salt it contains; if you add additional salt, the recipe can turn out too salty.
How can margarine be better? Have you read the list of ingredients? Put me in the ‘duh’ vote here.
Butter. Salt. Eggs. Milk. Lard. Beef tallow. Fresh beef, pork, and chicken. Garden veggies. Cane sugar. Home-ground wheat.
Pretty much what our forebears ate, and most of them lived into their eighties, nineties, or even past one hundred in a few cases.
No margarine allowed at our house. No way. That stuff will kill ya.
That's for some good memories right there.
Not in this house. We buy I Can't Believe It's Not Butter LITE. Has 1/2 the calories of regular ICB It's NB and 1/2 calories of real butter. I go by calories.
I’ve always hated margarine and immediately noticed the difference when my mother used it instead of butter. When I left the house, I never bought margarine. I’ve always used butter. There’s no substitute.
Sorry Catherine, but Bob is actually right. Google the “hygiene hypothesis”.
And it gets worse. Seems that some of the parasites we rid ourselves of were actually a part of our immune system.
And it gets even WORSE.
If Bob is as healthy as he says he is, he’s EXACTLY the person you’d want to prepare your meals. He’d pass on a healthy balance of bacteria.
Being too sterile has killed the Western immune system. We’ve had germs and parasites (symbiotes) as part of our systems for time immemorial. We were designed to deal with that to the point where their absence makes us sick.
When my kids were little, they were ‘allergy babies’. Allergic to everything. But then they’d go spend a month or two on grandma’s farm. They’d play in the hay, run barefoot through the barnyard with bird crap and worse, splash in the algae-infested, muddy creek...
And they would be healthy. After a month back at home with Lysol, bleach and Purel, they’d be back on the inhalers and coming down with strep, bronchitis and skin infections.
And with that all said, I just bleached my counters and used hand sanitizer. I still can’t get past the ‘ick’ factor. But I am MUCH more relaxed than I was before. I do think there’s a happy medium.
In Wisconsin where I grew up, margarine was banned for many years. People had to drive down to Iowa to buy it where it was cheaper. I remember they even had a little coloring cube which my mother used to mix in with the margarine to give a butter color. I’ve always hated the taste of margarine.
Butter in our house as a child. Butter in my house now. Recently we use unsalted butter. The taste is more delicate. Go Butter!! And not the south park kid :-)
I cant believe its not better.
I learned how to garden shortly after discovering that the port-a-johns in the Tennessee tomato fields had no facilities for washing your hands...home-grown DOES taste better! :-)
Another myth. Salt doesn't raise blood pressure.
Who eats bread?
My Mother (RIP 5/2/11) was a big proponent of margarine in the 50s & 60s, but we kids wouldn’t eat it on anything. After 40yrs, both her neck carotid arteries clotted-up and she suffered 6 very minor TIAs, and they had to be surgically bypassed. We tried for years to wean her off that garbage, but she loved it, and I blame it partially for killing her.
Ever had a “Lard Sandwich”?
Actually I buy the lite as well, been buying/using for years. tastes just like butter.
Everything in moderation.
already knew this. margarine isn’t that far away from being just spreadable, flavored plastic.
Here’s a great online gourmet source, for it:
The nice thing about coconut oil is it doesn't alter the flavor of the food.
I don’t know. I remember last fall. It’s weird to me. All this technology, all this fast food, all this (crap). JR and the mods know how incendiary I am.
I live a simple life. I don’t really relate to Conservatism, or Republican-ism. I won’t even begin to describe the other side. I just want to live my life free (the way it was in my memories). And to pass that along.
the nice thing about cooking with butter is it DOES alter the flavor of the food.
It’ll change the way you cook. Watch the sparkle in your guests’ eyes. Clarified Duck Fat is quite amazing, and prof chefs prefer it to EVOO and better.
See.....that makes me want to start growing my own, even though there’s never been a plant I couldn’t kill!
Marie, with all due respect, there’s nothing right about not washing your hands after going to the bathroom. It’s just filthy, period. People in Third World countries at least have the excuse of not having the facilities, or even the knowledge to do so. I’m a big fan of sanitizers, bleach, Lysol, and all that, and thank the Lord, I can’t remember the last time we got sick.
Bottom line-—I don’t want poop in my soup.
Nope, but lard is fine in my book.
I used to think that...now I grow 200 varieties of tomatoes, and the only hands they pass through belong to my wife or me. :-)
With all the prepared foods we buy with God knows what in them, the little bit of butter we use is meaningless.
200 varieties! That’s amazing. Do you can them?
Please send any guns you may have, to me, by Friday.
Can them? This is a SALSA household!
This goes under the no s--t sherlock file.