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Butter vs. Margarine: New Research Reveals Which is Healthier
newsmax ^ | 2/15/2013 | Sylvia Booth Hubbard

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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KEYWORDS: butter; margarine
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To: MD Expat in PA

I remember doing it as a chore. AFTER we milked the cow. ;-)


101 posted on 02/16/2013 4:18:04 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: ConorMacNessa

Grease your child’s bicycle chain with it. Here’s why it’s low quality:

http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/there-is-nothing-smart-about-smart-balance/

Best is at Post #83:

Even better than butter:

http://www.dartagnan.com/3419/p3395/articles/Duck-Fat.html

Great for frying, satuteeing, seasoning etc:

http://www.dartagnan.com/3511/p3475/articles/Cooking-with-Duck-Fat.html

&

http://www.dartagnan.com/51181/731861/Pantry-Goods/Duck-Fat.html

& Post #87:

Best quality family of brands butter sold, anywhere:

http://www.kellerscreamery.com/our-brands/


102 posted on 02/16/2013 4:18:04 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: GeronL
THIS.

(Trying to watch the g- kids, what the heck is HTML?)

103 posted on 02/16/2013 4:20:13 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: muawiyah

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.


104 posted on 02/16/2013 4:21:48 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

That just aint right is it?

My Dad was a health nut that died early of a heart attack

RIP


105 posted on 02/16/2013 4:25:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: carriage_hill

I LOVE Isigny Ste. Mere butter, when I can find it.

http://www.isigny-ste-mere.com/


106 posted on 02/16/2013 4:26:09 PM PST by thecodont
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To: 444Flyer

My parents insist on real butter on the corn my dad grew in his garden.

Thanks for the link.


107 posted on 02/16/2013 4:26:37 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Signalman

Butter also tastes better. I can’t see how people can eat margarine, nasty stuff.


108 posted on 02/16/2013 4:27:23 PM PST by mnehring
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To: bigheadfred

lol


109 posted on 02/16/2013 4:27:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Signalman

I cant believe its not butter:

0g trans fat
No hydrogenated oils
No cholesterol (per serving)

I guess its okay then?

Thanks!


110 posted on 02/16/2013 4:28:02 PM PST by VastRWCon (There are no coincidences in politics)
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To: 444Flyer

Amen. Kerrygold is my favorite butter. I also love their Red Leicester cheese.


111 posted on 02/16/2013 4:28:02 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: mylife

The good die young. My condolences.


112 posted on 02/16/2013 4:28:46 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Thanks.

That was a long time ago.


113 posted on 02/16/2013 4:31:31 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Signalman

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...


114 posted on 02/16/2013 4:31:56 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

I’ll have to look for that. I’ve tried their Dubliner which is yummy. Fresh authentic Irish soda bread with Kerrygold. Sooo good.


115 posted on 02/16/2013 4:36:18 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: trebb

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.


116 posted on 02/16/2013 4:36:56 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Signalman

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.


117 posted on 02/16/2013 4:39:27 PM PST by EternalVigilance (TATBO!) (Throw All The Bums Out!) (SelfGovernment.US)
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To: bigheadfred
My parents insist on real butter on the corn my dad grew in his garden.

That's for some good memories right there.

118 posted on 02/16/2013 4:39:47 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: VastRWCon
So I guess “I Can’t Beleive it’s Not Butter” is out?

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.

119 posted on 02/16/2013 4:40:45 PM PST by EnquiringMind (th)
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To: Signalman

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.


120 posted on 02/16/2013 4:40:45 PM PST by driftless2
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To: CatherineofAragon

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.

“helminth therapy”

And it gets even WORSE.

“fecal transplant”

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.


121 posted on 02/16/2013 4:42:59 PM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Signalman

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.


122 posted on 02/16/2013 4:44:06 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Signalman

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 :-)


123 posted on 02/16/2013 4:45:53 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: VastRWCon

I cant believe its not better.


124 posted on 02/16/2013 4:48:01 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (There are none so enslaved as those whom refuse to be free.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Oh, I don’t doubt you a bit.

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! :-)

125 posted on 02/16/2013 4:48:01 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: carriage_hill
Thanks for the info! I've never heard of using Duck Oil before, but it sounds promising. I have a lot of new info to digest here!



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126 posted on 02/16/2013 4:48:06 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: webheart
my lovely wife makes me buy salted butter because of the taste of salt. She has no problem with blood pressure.

Another myth. Salt doesn't raise blood pressure.

127 posted on 02/16/2013 4:48:39 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: BobL
Margarine is (or at least) can be MUCH EASIER to spread on bread than butter

Who eats bread?

128 posted on 02/16/2013 4:49:07 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: trisham

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.


129 posted on 02/16/2013 4:50:42 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: mylife

Ever had a “Lard Sandwich”?


130 posted on 02/16/2013 4:53:09 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: EnquiringMind

Actually I buy the lite as well, been buying/using for years. tastes just like butter.


131 posted on 02/16/2013 4:53:56 PM PST by VastRWCon (There are no coincidences in politics)
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To: 444Flyer

Everything in moderation.


Except poison.


132 posted on 02/16/2013 4:56:51 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Signalman

already knew this. margarine isn’t that far away from being just spreadable, flavored plastic.


133 posted on 02/16/2013 4:57:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: GeronL
once the temp. hit about 100 f - fans don’t make you feel cooler

Nonsense.

134 posted on 02/16/2013 4:57:14 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: 23 Everest
LOL. And Mooshell and Obummmer, we might add.
135 posted on 02/16/2013 5:01:38 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: thecodont

Here’s a great online gourmet source, for it:

http://www.igourmet.com/search/search.asp?keywords=Isigny+Ste.+Mere+butter&search.x=20&search.y=5

And another:

http://www.cybercucina.com/


136 posted on 02/16/2013 5:02:40 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: goodwithagun
We’ve recently replaced butter in baking recipes with coconut oil

The nice thing about coconut oil is it doesn't alter the flavor of the food.

137 posted on 02/16/2013 5:03:00 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: 444Flyer; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator

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.


138 posted on 02/16/2013 5:03:16 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Jeff Chandler
The nice thing about coconut oil is it doesn't alter the flavor of the food.

the nice thing about cooking with butter is it DOES alter the flavor of the food.

139 posted on 02/16/2013 5:10:41 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: ConorMacNessa

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.


140 posted on 02/16/2013 5:17:49 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: who knows what evil?

See.....that makes me want to start growing my own, even though there’s never been a plant I couldn’t kill!


141 posted on 02/16/2013 5:35:00 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Marie

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.


142 posted on 02/16/2013 5:38:53 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: carriage_hill

Nope, but lard is fine in my book.


143 posted on 02/16/2013 5:53:49 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: CatherineofAragon
See.....that makes me want to start growing my own, even though there’s never been a plant I couldn’t kill!

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. :-)

144 posted on 02/16/2013 6:04:54 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Signalman

With all the prepared foods we buy with God knows what in them, the little bit of butter we use is meaningless.


145 posted on 02/16/2013 6:12:12 PM PST by Average Al
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To: who knows what evil?

200 varieties! That’s amazing. Do you can them?


146 posted on 02/16/2013 6:12:44 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: muawiyah

LMAO!


147 posted on 02/16/2013 6:14:41 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: dalereed

Please send any guns you may have, to me, by Friday.


148 posted on 02/16/2013 6:17:02 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Can them? This is a SALSA household!


149 posted on 02/16/2013 6:19:12 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Signalman
Makes sense. Dairy products? Oil? What is better?

This goes under the no s--t sherlock file.

150 posted on 02/16/2013 6:20:56 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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