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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who did not know this already?
Dr. Atkins said this a long time ago. As usual, he was right.
Seems like most of the chefs on the cooking shows I watch insist on unsalted butter.
Replace something natural with a highly processed man made substitute...hmmm what could go wrong?
So I guess “I Can’t Beleive it’s Not Butter” is out? Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks!
“Saturated fats are healthy fats required by all the cells of the body to maintain their structure,” says Dr. Brownstein.
Amazing. The health “experts” had it all wrong. What a shock.
I used to have a subscription to Cooking Light magazine, still buy an issue now and then. They almost always call for real butter in their recipes, maybe not slathered in pounds of it ala Paula Deen, it but real butter. A lot of their recipes are very good BTW and healthy even with real butter.
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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. I'm of the mind that most of the "health" food products aren't as healthy as what the "uninformed" used to eat - they just expanded the market to allow higher prices for a bunch of commodities.
margarine is simply oils squeezed from natural plants. butter is processed mechanically out of milk with whatever amount of who knows what bovine growth hormone is in there ~ particularly with Western cattle.
“So I guess I Cant Beleive its Not Butter is out? Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks!”
Read the label. If it contains hydrogenated fats (transfats), throw it away.
My mother in law always told us this, God bless her.
Land O Lakes Sweet Cream Unsalted Butter is the only thing I use. Delicious! A nice pat on a Triscuit. Yeah!
Keep in mind that these are the SAME PEOPLE that tell me to wash my hands every time I touch a banister, or push a button in an elevator, or use the bathroom. Or use “sanitizer” to kill germs that are not even a threat, for some reason (not to mention, playing havoc with one’s Endocrine System).
They say not to touch my face with my hands, and never stick foreign (i.e., international, to be pc about it) objects into my mouth. They also said to abstain from alcohol.
I’ve never listened to them since age 3 and I’m still here many decades later, and I DON’T GET SICK.
In this case, they had a hook. Margarine is (or at least) can be MUCH EASIER to spread on bread than butter, so a LOT of people bought into it, and died a young, painful, death listening to them. I WILL NEVER listen to them and I am doing just fine, thank you.
There have been studies on this 20 years ago. This is not new.
I remember back in the 1950s, most housewives switched to margarine, it was heavily promoted on TV.
Now, having amused myself with that thought; my husband and I have been following the Gary Taubes' diet regimen and we are back on the butter. My late father always refused to eat the "margarine", and he ate butter til his dying day. I guess his 8th grade education trumps all the know-it-all science types we have today.
How do we know these “new” health experts don’t have it wrong........LOL!
Learned a long time ago...flies won’t eat margarine....
Why should I ?
You don’t wash your hands every time you go to the bathroom?
BUTTER IS BETTER!! **bumper stickers should be issued**
Well soybeans and corn are genetically modified also so no joy there. Also once you’ve partially hyrdogenated the vegetable oil you’ve created a health disaster.
Salted butter was created to hid the flavor of rancid butter - an issue before the widespread availability of refrigeration, or so I have been told.
Does anyone remember Oleo?
Blech! what a hideous concept.
Remember the 70’s when Eggs were going to kill you?
That is what we use sometimes it good all by itself
No, Margarine is hydrogenated.
Butter is not.
I don’t know about the dangers of salt, but it may be. They always throw in a handful of salt, but if the stuff you are using already has salt there is no need to add more. And most of the admonitions are to add ingredients to taste. My doc told me with my high blood pressure I could eat all the salt I want/s . The issue I have between butter and oleo is the price. But I prefer butter.
I think that Korean TV is poisoning you. Maybe we need to put you on a diet.
You are right! BUT - flies will eat POOP!
You’re damn right I don’t, like 95% of Americans and something like 70% of the doctors that you let poke you...
There go the Crisco parties.
these health myths are annoying aren’t they?
I read that in Korea a lot of people think fans will kill you.
You see, once the temp. hit about 100 f - fans don’t make you feel cooler any more and start dehydrating you. SO people died in front of fans during bad heat waves.
Putting a bowl of ice or a wet towel in front of the fan would have helped.
When my mother was alive we had this exact discussion. I was using your aforementioned margarine and my mother used butter.
She pretty much did a point for point from the article. That discussion happened over twenty years ago. She lived to 86.
You forgot the ketchup.....
Dude, I’m never going to eat at your house. That’s just nasty.
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.
You’d probably be surprised how many food service workers don’t wash their hands. Especially the ones who never attended American schools where hygiene was promoted.
“Dude, Im never going to eat at your house. Thats just nasty.”
Don’t go to the doctor either. They’re a lot more intimate than I will ever be.
It’s a rough world, but doctors, more than anyone, know the damage done to skin by constantly washing and “sanitizing”, which is why they don’t do it either, at least when people aren’t looking.
Well, who knew that talking margarine was a silent killer??
Not real sure how this applies to Korean TV
You have to ask what the reason is for having two kinds of butter. Salt was originally added to butter when it became rancid, to cover up the nasty rancid taste. I guess that the quality of butter these days is such that the stuff with salt isn't rancid anymore, and therefore salt is unnecesary, but salted butter is still available for people that are used to the taste. I prefer unsalted butter, but my lovely wife makes me buy salted butter because of the taste of salt. She has no problem with blood pressure. To me, it isn't worth marital disharmony over the difference.
Butter (and bacon) rules!