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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmaxhealth.com ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: butter; margarine
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To: BykrBayb

Oh, I don’t doubt you a bit.


51 posted on 02/16/2013 3:29:25 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: GeronL

Lewis Grizzard did a hilarious routine about ordering some fried eggs.

Horrified Staff and patrons warned him away.
Good Lord Man! You are as good as dead!


52 posted on 02/16/2013 3:29:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MD Expat in PA
A lot of their recipes are very good BTW and healthy even with real butter.

I used to churn butter at my grandparents places when I was a kid. My grandmothers both cooked with butter, because they MADE it. And whatever my mama fed me didn't stunt my growth. When I was 45 I could still lift an engine block, but now that I'm (almost) 52 the 8/4 hardwood I've been wrassling all week, with the overtime, has done tuckered me out.

But that exhaustion is probably something else. Only my liver knows for sure.

53 posted on 02/16/2013 3:30:38 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: BykrBayb

“You’d probably be surprised how many food service workers don’t wash their hands.”

Yea, I used to work at a fast food place. No need to wash my hands, unless they seemed dirty (like after working on my car in their parking lot...then I’d wash-up, of course).


54 posted on 02/16/2013 3:31:06 PM PST by BobL
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To: bigheadfred

And Mazola parties are under high scrutiny from the authority’s!


55 posted on 02/16/2013 3:31:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Signalman
Everything in moderation. This is good stuff.


56 posted on 02/16/2013 3:32:33 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: ConorMacNessa

This is the best non-butter substitute I’ve tried. It has a good texture and melts like butter. But it’s good for you.

http://www.earthbalancenatural.com/product/original-buttery-spread/


57 posted on 02/16/2013 3:36:27 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: GeronL
Not real sure how this applies to Korean TV

Park A. Park B. How many of the actors in the Korean shows you watch have the name Park???????

Well, who knew that talking margarine was a silent killer??

Shhhh.... LOL

58 posted on 02/16/2013 3:36:53 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: mylife

That’s RACIST!


59 posted on 02/16/2013 3:37:44 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Sacajaweau
It was very cheap compared to butter. We had the package with white lard like stuff and the red coloring dot which we squeezed until it was yellow.

It's obvious that you're a young'un. Before the dot, there was the little packet from which you sprinkled the coloring powder into the white stuff; that was during WWII. And it wasn't encased in a plastic bag either; you had to mix it with a wooden spoon or with your hands!

60 posted on 02/16/2013 3:38:00 PM PST by Salvey
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To: bigheadfred

I get it.

My generic Korean name would be Kim Lee-Park (funny if you get it)


61 posted on 02/16/2013 3:38:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ConorMacNessa

So long as it is not hydrogenated I suspect it is OK.
The closer to natural the better IMHO.


62 posted on 02/16/2013 3:40:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bigheadfred
Seems like most of the chefs on the cooking shows I watch insist on unsalted butter.

Yes. Because it messes up your seasoning as you cook. You should add the salt to taste. With already salted butter you can end up with a too salty dish because of the additional sodium in it to what is required for the recipe.

63 posted on 02/16/2013 3:40:32 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: Salvey

Wow....bet you remember dinosaurs, too. :-)


64 posted on 02/16/2013 3:41:17 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: GeronL

I don’t get it.

But I prolly would if it was Kim Chi Park.

And then you would definitely be invited to Park it somewhere else.


65 posted on 02/16/2013 3:42:23 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Sacajaweau

That is Oleo.


66 posted on 02/16/2013 3:42:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sacajaweau

Ah, yes...Nellie, my pet dinosaur. May she rest in peace.


67 posted on 02/16/2013 3:43:18 PM PST by Salvey
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To: Signalman

Olive oil


68 posted on 02/16/2013 3:43:41 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 444Flyer

Right. (I made a similar reply upthread to another poster)


69 posted on 02/16/2013 3:44:01 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: mylife
See how fast you dropped that 'processed' business? Unless you're down there toking that milk right out of the teets, that butter is going to be processed like you've never seen processed stuff processed.

Then there are the pure sucrose fans ~ they never seem to understand that the human liver is going to turn it into something useable like glucose and fructose ~ MY WORD WE'RE OUR OWN HONEY BEES!!!!!!

Currently I'm on a purely natural Mediterranean diet consisting of peanuts, extra virgin olive oil, jamon and bacon!

70 posted on 02/16/2013 3:44:49 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 444Flyer; mylife
Thanks for the information, FRiends!



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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71 posted on 02/16/2013 3:47:49 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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72 posted on 02/16/2013 3:48:21 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: trebb

I think the chefs calling for unsalted butter do so because of the taste, and how it would affect the final product, rather than anything against using salt per se. I use unsalted because I prefer that but usually keep some salted butter in the freezer for the recipes that call for it.


73 posted on 02/16/2013 3:48:58 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Signalman

http://www.butteryspreads.org/historyofmargarine.php


74 posted on 02/16/2013 3:49:16 PM PST by jaz.357 (Contrary To Ordinary)
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To: sunshine state

lub’ dem franenfoods!


75 posted on 02/16/2013 3:49:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I eat processed food like everyone else, it is hard to avoid, but I try to stay as close to natural as I can.

I am cooking right now.


76 posted on 02/16/2013 3:50:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bigheadfred

Kim, Lee and Park (various spellings/translations) make up about 45+% of the family names in South Korea


77 posted on 02/16/2013 3:51:22 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AU72

LOL if only that were true! As far as diet, I was given advice from Docs based on “research” but I figured out that most of the studies were conducted by a group of people wanting a certain outcome. I’ve had bad cholesteral all my life, and I found that flaxseed, exercise, avacados and nuts (the kind that grow on trees) help. I still am a red meat eater and I love cheese, eggs, bacon, etc., just try to balance things out.


78 posted on 02/16/2013 3:54:10 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: jaz.357

To all.....There is no substitute for crisco in Snickerdoodles...unless you don’t really care about our beloved Snickerdoodles.


79 posted on 02/16/2013 3:54:33 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: bigheadfred

I call the dictator of North Korea Kim3, with him being the 3rd one


80 posted on 02/16/2013 3:55:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: CatherineofAragon
<<<>>>> My Father (bless his departed Soul), asked me that very question 20 years ago, I simply replied, NO, my Mother taught me not to pee on my hands.
81 posted on 02/16/2013 3:55:44 PM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: Signalman

Butter mmmmmmmm.
A cube a day keeps me well lubed.


82 posted on 02/16/2013 3:56:20 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Signalman

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


83 posted on 02/16/2013 3:57:36 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: Salvey

my mother, or grandmother, would sit me on a basket on the counter or table ~ and they’d color the margarine. memory just doesn’t go back much further............


84 posted on 02/16/2013 3:58:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: ConorMacNessa

It’s still a molecule or two away from plastic, which makes it more difficult for your body tp process. We’ve recently replaced butter in baking recipes with coconut oil, since we discovered dairy sets off our son’s ADHD like a firecracker. It’s actually really good! We use it to pop popcorn on the stove as well and oh my it s tasty!


85 posted on 02/16/2013 3:58:49 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: trebb
Is that because of possible health problems from the salt or to keep it from adding unwanted taste attributes to the recipes? I only ask because the dangers of salt have been so overblown.

Agree, the dangers of salt have been exaggerated.

But I always buy unsalted, aka "sweet" butter. Years ago I read that it's a better grade of butter. Poorer quality butter can have its off-taste disguised by the addition of salt.

Usually stores sell salted and unsalted butter for the same price, so there's no downside to buying the unsalted.

86 posted on 02/16/2013 4:02:15 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Signalman

Best quality family of brands butter sold, anywhere:

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


87 posted on 02/16/2013 4:03:45 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: muir_redwoods
Recently been testing out the olive/canola oil blends. Several of them are great for frying foods breaded with cornmeal ~ more recently I noticed Conquistidor EVOO on sale at the nearby Korean grocery.

This is a Spanish oil, and we haven't had much of that available in the DC market for several years ~ the deal is the olive farmers couldn't get loans for harvest so they just left the olives on the trees pending economic recovery. i think marginal commodity investors are making those loans now and picking this stuff up cheap ~ $4 a liter for EVOO from Spain versus $4 a liter or 55th pressing filtered stuff from italy ~ if that's a clue.

it happens to be great stuff ~ frying, drizzling, sauces, whatever. There's modern technology in the processing of Spanish olives.

88 posted on 02/16/2013 4:03:57 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: GeronL

My Irish name is Patty O’furniture...


89 posted on 02/16/2013 4:04:19 PM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: bigheadfred

I remember in early elementary school, 1st or 2nd grade perhaps, making butter in class. We used heavy cream and put it in a clean glass jar with a lid and a marble inside and all of us took turns shaking it until it turned to butter. It was a science project and a very tasty one to boot as we spread it on fresh baked bread our teacher brought from home.

http://www.jumpstart.com/common/make-your-butter

Sadly, I can’t imagine many public school teachers being allowed to do that nowadays – butter= cows=global warming, the potential for breaking glass, food “allergies”, religious objections, some stupid kid might actually choke by trying to swallow the marble, live alone a teacher bringing a home baked food product that wasn’t prepared in a USDA approved kitchen.


90 posted on 02/16/2013 4:05:34 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: bigheadfred
Nothing else tastes as good on corn on the cob either. Like butter...

"5 Reasons Why Butter is a Superfood"

91 posted on 02/16/2013 4:05:34 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: outofsalt

lol


92 posted on 02/16/2013 4:07:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ConorMacNessa

:)


93 posted on 02/16/2013 4:08:15 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: MD Expat in PA

more likely learn to make lubricant these days


94 posted on 02/16/2013 4:08:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: goodwithagun
Have never tried coconut oil, although I've used peanut oil with popcorn. That worked well and tasted good. I use olive oil in most of my cooking recipes.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

95 posted on 02/16/2013 4:11:11 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: mylife
Remember the 70’s when Eggs were going to kill you?

Eggs, steak and butter. All supposedly deadly. My dad missed out on a lot of good food before he died of heart disease.

96 posted on 02/16/2013 4:11:22 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Signalman

I’ll keep eating margarine because I don’t like butter!

Been eating it for over 70 years so why quit now!


97 posted on 02/16/2013 4:12:27 PM PST by dalereed
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To: corbe

LOL


98 posted on 02/16/2013 4:13:48 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: GeronL
My generic Korean name would be Kim Lee-Park (funny if you get it)

OK. A quick web search brought back this. To get that wouldn't only be funny, it would be outf***ing standing.

99 posted on 02/16/2013 4:14:18 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: ConorMacNessa

Coconut oil is nice because at room temp it’s the consistency of room temp butter or Crisco. This is why it’s nice for baking.


100 posted on 02/16/2013 4:16:11 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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