View Full Version : Difference between margarine and butter

08-24-2007, 09:54 AM
DO YOU KNOW..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.

Eating 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

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few 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.

Triple 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 fold.

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

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC..This fact alone was
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

You can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area.
Within a couple of days you will note 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")!

08-25-2007, 03:31 PM
This is very interesting and informative. Thanks Ash!

08-25-2007, 05:13 PM
u r welcome k for knight

08-25-2007, 11:05 PM
nice info and for those who r confused....

margarine === A spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

08-28-2007, 01:26 PM
nice one