Butter -v- Margarine

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Sk1nnyfuture

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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 07:03
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2274747/At-truth-Butter-GOOD--margarine-chemical-gunk.html#axzz2KDQViBY6

Notice it does say 'in moderation'. Who can resist a BIG chunk of crusty bread, with thickly spread butter and jam.

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Nimm

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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 09:58
The article was a bit sensationalist and made a lot of tenuous claims on some of the issues, but I agree with one of the main points - categorically avoiding saturated animal fats is usually unnecessary. Especially when the entire diet is in order and there isn't a chronic energy surplus.

Given the choice between real butter and margarine, I'll take the butter every time. And while anecdote isn't that helpful, I've had extremely high serum cholesterol levels in the past. My bloodwork is now basically ideal, even though I consume substantially more saturated fat (both in absolute amounts and as a percentage of my diet) than in the past.

Regardless of the health aspects, though...who doesn't prefer butter anyway?
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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 10:01
Keep the butter, ditch the bread for more nutritious carbs!
And so true, the real problem with animal fats for many people is excessive consumption throwing caloric balance way off.
liv001

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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 10:15
So something we have known for years. (and years) is suddenly news. What happened?
Nimm

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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 10:28
liv001 wrote:
So something we have known for years. (and years) is suddenly news. What happened?


One new paper that adds some interesting discussion points to the subject and is making the rounds in the media.
jonnybadback

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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 10:36
I love tiger bread and bramble jam... Nothing beats that Ahhh i am home feeling as it takes me way back to being a kid (still am but i haven't told my body yet) Smile
msawyer13

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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 11:30
My parents had us all eating Country Crock for YEARS, it just never felt right. Once I became an adult I went back to butter, glad I did!

Recently I've become a HUGE fan of the Land-O-Lakes Butter with Canola Oil. All the convenience of margarine (spreadable right out of refrigerated container) but with the flavor of butter and only 3 ingredients (Sweet Cream, Canola Oil, Salt). The Olive Oil version is good too although a bit less spreadable, but has 10% less calories.

eKatherine

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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 11:50
My mother used to make some weird and un-tasty product by blending softened butter with water and freezing it. It was served in the frozen condition. Gak.

Real butter in moderation. But there is no moderate consumption of a processed, chemically-altered, and artificially-colored and -flavored "food" like margarine.

But what is "moderation"?
mikefarinha

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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 12:21
I 100% approve of this message.

Now if we can get traditional lard and tallow back into our vocabulary and forget the abominations that are Crisco for baking and corn oil for deep frying we may be able to see some real population-level health improvements.

Once upon a time McDonald's used tallow for it's French fries which is several orders of magnitude healthier than rancid corn oil.

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eKatherine

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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 12:24
Real lard, that is, not the hydrogenated stuff that has been crisco-ized.

I save my beef fat, lard, bacon fat, and chicken fat to cook with. I never have to buy cooking oil.
jonnybadback

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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 12:30
Lard was the only way to make proper chips. Chip shops use oil now and its yuk
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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 18:10
I love fried egg in bacon fat yum!
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Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 06:55
Apparently cockroaches won't go near margarine and tells me all I need to know lol
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jonnybadback

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Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 07:14
Perhaps they are worried about their cholesterol
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Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 09:12
jonnybadback wrote:
Perhaps they are worried about their cholesterol


Haha. Smile
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