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Date: 02/28/13 01:49 PM

29 Responses to Butter Vs. Margarine

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    PixelMitch Male 18-29
    61 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm
    Link: Butter Vs. Margarine - What the heck is the difference, and which should you be using?
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    shouldn`t be using either, fatty
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    I don`t buy butter or margarine. I don`t eat animal products, so butter is out. 99% of the margarines on the market include palm oil, which is not just unhealthy but is also a major contributor to deforestation and is therefore contributing greatly to the rapid extinction of the orangutan.

    I make my own margarine spread mainly using sunflower oil and water. It`s not quite the consistency of consumer margarine, but it works for me.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36640 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Of course butter is fatening... it IS fat. It`s the fat seperated out of the cream.... and it`s delicioius!

    As to which one to use, unless you need the butter flavor, use lard!
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    I prefer the taste of margarine to butter, but butter is better on popcorn than margarine.

    Either way, I`ve cut a lot of butter and margarine out of my diet.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    I use margarine cause it spreads easy. Except when baking. Butter is a must in baking.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    @ Windy - I`m torn. Butter is better for flaver in pie crust, but lard gives it flakiness butter just can`t achieve.

    I love cooking :) I did home made cinnamon rolls that were a big hit last weekand and my sour cream poundcake is to die for.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm
    Butter is better, just use less of it.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Use both, at the same time. YUM!
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    When I was a kid, I hated butter and preferred Blue Bonnet margarine, although we called it "oleo". Now as an adult, I`m butter all the way. Usually with garlic thrown in so that balances out the negative heart affects ;)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36640 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    You can`t make hollandaise with margerine.
    That`s all you need to know.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    Natural vs. Processed is utterly meaningless. compare what they *do* and not where they`re *from*.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4907 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm
    I want a pizza.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    Butter... Yum
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
    677 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    Why does he say `Margarine` in such a strange way? Is that how it`s pronounced by everyone in America?
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    Is it weird that I loved hearing about cis and trans and it made me miss O Chem? PS I`m totally a butter guy.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 6:31 pm
    "Why does he say `Margarine` in such a strange way? Is that how it`s pronounced by everyone in America?"
    Mid-western neutral dialect is: "Mar-Jer-inn."
    Other dialects vary toward "Mar-jrinn."
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    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 8:03 pm
    Since losing weight, I rarely use butter and when I do it`s that "I Can`t Believe It`s Not Butter" 0 calorie spray, and I only use that when I need to flavor up some vegetables or want a little something on my toast/potatoes/grits (yes grits!) without all the calories. It hasn`t affected my health in the slightest, so I really don`t see what the problem is.
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    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 9:13 pm
    I love the way each region has its own way of pronouncing certain words. "Pee-can" vs. "P`khan", "HI-bis-cus" vs. "HIB-i-cuss", etc. But...
    @Penguinazul; there`s just one way to say grits. And that is "grits, mmmm". lol, have a great night all.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 9:20 pm
    "Is it weird that I loved hearing about cis and trans and it made me miss O Chem?"

    HA, I did the exact same thing. We`re NERDS!
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 10:36 pm
    CodeJockey:
    MAR-jer-un a or MAR-jer-in is what you hear on nationwide TV ads, and is the way I`ve heard every Canadian say it. Well, except for a brain-damaged substitute teacher in Grade V who thought it was called "mar-jeen."
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    Twinklestein Male 30-39
    513 posts
    February 28, 2013 at 11:52 pm
    Fine! I won`t use either. I`ll just slather my toast with Elderberry jam. :p
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 6:57 am
    Since losing weight, I rarely use butter and when I do it`s that "I Can`t Believe It`s Not Butter" 0 calorie spray
    I have no difficulty believing it`s not butter.
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    KitFox Female 30-39
    595 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 10:05 am
    Man, he had me up until his recommendation for less saturated fats and using vegetable spreads.

    Americans eat too many unsaturated fats (usually from vegetable oils) thereby offsetting their Omega-3/omega-6 ratio. It should be 1:1, but it`s WAYYY higher than that, like 1:21. Omega-3s are generally found in grass-fed meats, dairy and eggs. Omega-6s are in vegetable oils and grain-fed meats, dairy, and "vegetarian" chickens (chickens are naturally omnivores). Grains were never supposed to be fed to cows and other ruminants. It makes their stomachs acidic.This off-balance of too many omega-6s and not enough omega-3s is what`s causing havoc in our bodies.

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    KitFox Female 30-39
    595 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 10:05 am
    Plus, there is no such thing as "good" and "bad" cholesterol; that is an oversimplification. Cholesterol got accused of causing atherosclerosis (plaque in the arteries) and heart disease because it was found repeatedly in high quantities in autopsies done on heart attack corpses (but not in all). Cholesterol is actually important to the body because it helps heal damaged arteries, kind of like when platelets rush to the scene of a bleed. So those with atherosclerosis are damaging their arteries somehow, but cholesterol was just trying to repair the damage. It`s like finding firefighters at a fire and blaming them for causing it. What can hurt arteries is triglycerides, among a few things.

    In fact, low cholesterol has been known to cause more harm than good, because our bodies need saturated fat and cholesterol to build and maintain cell walls and function. And there is no correlation between high total blood cholesterol and increased risk of heart disease.
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    KitFox Female 30-39
    595 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 10:06 am
    The famous study that most doctors go by (but are starting to not) was found significantly flawed. It showed by country that populations with higher cholesterol levels had higher rates of heart disease. But the scientist only included about 15 of the countries and left out the others that didn`t match this finding. In fact, some countries with the highest cholesterol had low heart disease and vice versa.

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    KitFox Female 30-39
    595 posts
    March 1, 2013 at 10:07 am
    The point really is, eat more omega-3s (fish, grass-fed meats, dairy, and eggs, or take cod-liver oil), reduce your intake of omega-6s (limit your intake of vegetable oils, or stick with coconut, palm, or olive oil, which is healthier, and try to limit processed foods, which contain lots of mutated omega-6s, including trans-fats), and when you get your cholesterol checked, don`t focus so much on the total blood level, but rather your triglycerides or even your c-reactive protein (crp), which is a better long-term indicator of your heart health. If you`re maintaining a good omega-3/omega-6 ratio, your HDL and LDL should be in good standing.

    For more info, go to westonaprice.org. Thanks!

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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14620 posts
    March 3, 2013 at 5:47 am
    Ugh, my chest
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    March 4, 2013 at 11:15 pm
    okay, the main thing is, why don`t you limit your butter consumption to a reasonable amount? Like, your average restaurant portion could feed you for several meals, if you weren`t such an fleeking piggie.

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