real butter vs. margarine...

received this in an email, any truth to this?

The difference between margarine and butter?

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 flavours of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around
for less than 100 years.

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…


Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC

…This fact alone was enough to have me think about 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?

any thoughts?

Udo is his Book “Fats that Heal Fats that Kill” says butter is the lesser of the two evils.

I’m a big defender of good old saturated fats. The human body is designed to run on them quite efficiently. I think the real problem is the processed vegetable fats that have become so widespread during the last several decades. Stick with butter and olive oil and you’ll be fine.

margarine sticks, butter doesn’t

In my nutrition class we covered this briefly. Studies showed incidents of CAD with butter (obviously) and increased risk of colon cancer with margarine. The take home message…choose your poison.

vito where are you studying?

Hey t-bone,

Sorry I just PM’d you and I misread the question.

Answer = York U