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    Default Butter or Margarine???

    Got this in an e-mail from a friend. Interesting facts (if its accurate).


    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 foods.

    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 flavors 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) Lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) ...

    Increases the risk of cancers by up to five fold...

    Lowers quality of breast milk...

    Decreases immune response...

    Decreases insulin response.

    And here is the most disturbing fact.... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

    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 substance).

    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?
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    Talking butter is better

    and to go with your butter
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    Eh, you're going to die anyway.......

    I use (I have always loved this name for some reason) "I can't believe it's not butter" in the fat free form. No fat and it's 5 calories per teaspoon. It doesn't melt as smoothly as others, but I use it for my cooking and baking and have not noticed a change in texture or flavor. Plus it saves a ton of calories so I can eat more slices.
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    Wow! Those are interesting facts. I just don't bother eating either, so im alright!!!

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    Maybe this is why our some of our grandparents lived for so long while eating plenty of butter on almost all their food.

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    Default Re: Butter or Margarine???

    Originally posted by Dave1983
    Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?
    Yeah, would you BOU?

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    I use both, margarine for quick stuff but butter for baked taters and cooking........
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    Parkay?

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    Butter all the way...can't stand margerine...just like the "fake" american cheese...gotta get the stuff right from the deli.
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    one word...

    [size=huge]"buttah" [/size]
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    Kinda reminds me of a Rita Rudner observation:

    "You mix flour and water, you get glue.

    You add eggs and sugar, you get cake...

    Where did the glue go?"
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    BUTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Originally posted by ranahan
    Parkay?
    You stole my line, knew what I was going to post and then saw your's LMFAO!

    Gotta be Parkay!

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    Faaamh fresh buttah is wicked ****ah. You can get it up in Boxfed or Newberreh
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    im generally a margirine person. mostly cause its easier to use. how bout that butter spray stuff, lol.

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    Hey,

    Would you beleive that we have a LAW here in Quebec Canada that regulates the color of margarine so it is different from butter...!!!

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    In a place run by a French majority..........I would!
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    Originally posted by stm4710
    In a place run by a French majority..........I would!
    If you can call that running the place...! You can see there very busy with the important stuf. No wonder we're 20 years behind you guys in firefighting and EMS...!

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    Shame too.

    The Old Quebec city and surrounding country side--includeing the water falls are some of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.
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    Originally posted by Ladder8
    Kinda reminds me of a Rita Rudner observation:

    "You mix flour and water, you get glue.

    You add eggs and sugar, you get cake...

    Where did the glue go?"
    The glue is what makes the cake stick to your butt!!
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