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butter vs margarine

one235one235 Posts: 70Member Member Posts: 70Member Member
I have read so much about these two things and I still don't know which is better to eat.
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  • melissa6771melissa6771 Posts: 894Member Member Posts: 894Member Member
    Butter, always butter. Margarine clogs your arteries. Your body knows how to process real butter.
  • odddrumsodddrums Posts: 342Member Member Posts: 342Member Member
    Butter! For all of the reasons mentioned above, and also because it tastes better.
  • EddieHaskell97EddieHaskell97 Posts: 2,243Member Member Posts: 2,243Member Member


    Kidding... Always butter.
  • KombuchaKatKombuchaKat Posts: 135Member Member Posts: 135Member Member
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    Butter tastes better (yes, this is subjective). If you are vegan and want something butter-like, you might like one of the options like: http://earthbalancenatural.com/product/original-buttery-spread/

    Old margarines were unhealthy (transfats) but I think lots of them are fine now.

    IMO, butter is still preferable although I use olive oil a lot more often anyway.

    Butter for baking, of course.
  • MommyL2015MommyL2015 Posts: 1,411Member Member Posts: 1,411Member Member
    I prefer butter just because it's awesome but I eat both.
  • CrabNebulaCrabNebula Posts: 1,119Member Member Posts: 1,119Member Member
    Butter, always butter. Margarine clogs your arteries. Your body knows how to process real butter.

    Let's not kid ourselves, they are both not great for your cardiovascular health and are calorie bombs, so best just to do either in moderation.

    Butter is best for cookies and for the melted butter garlic sauce I brush on pizza. But for pancakes or waffles, I prefer something like I Can't Believe It Is Not Butter Light.
  • missyfitz1missyfitz1 Posts: 93Member Member Posts: 93Member Member
    Don't forget though that butter is fat. It is more natural than margarine, tastes much better and doesn't have the trans fats that margarine can, but I used to work with a guy who heard butter was better for him than margarine and he started slathering it all over everything he ate. Keep it in moderation and you will be fine.

    Post-disclaimer, butter is definitely my choice as well.
  • Witchdoctor58Witchdoctor58 Posts: 226Member Member Posts: 226Member Member
    Try for organic butter. Your body knows what to do with animal fat. Margarine is made in a chemical vat...shudder! Animal fat can bioaccumulate toxins, so organic dairy (and other foods) is best if you can get it.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 36,790Member Member Posts: 36,790Member Member
    Many margarines are processed using partially hydrogenated oils which are really pretty bad for you and if I recall, I actually think they're in the process of being banned in the U.S...but those wheels seem to turn pretty slowly. Partially hydrogenated oils are really the only absolute thing in my diet that I completely avoid.

    Use butter...people have been churning butter for thousands of years...
  • Need2Exerc1seNeed2Exerc1se Posts: 13,589Member Member Posts: 13,589Member Member
    Butter, always butter. Margarine clogs your arteries. Your body knows how to process real butter.

    This is such generic internet nonsense. Butter is butter, but margarine is not margarine so you can't group them all together.

    There are many healthy margarines available today. Some are nothing other than vegetable oils mixed with butter, some have added plant sterols, etc. Just read the ingredients and don't buy margarines with ingredients you think are unhealthy.

    Or buy butter, whichever you prefer. Personally, I have butter and 2 different kinds of margarine in my fridge right now. I rarely use any of them.
  • MeganthedogmomMeganthedogmom Posts: 1,634Member Member Posts: 1,634Member Member
    Butter tastes good, margarine does not.
  • williams969williams969 Posts: 2,561Member Member Posts: 2,561Member Member
    Butter tastes better, but I live in a house of margarine lovers. Blech! They're all weirdos. Anyway, I don't consume enough myself to buy my own butter, so I eat the Country Crock. I don't see anything "evil" in its ingredients, no trans fat, etc., so I eat it.
  • CooCooPuffCooCooPuff Posts: 4,374Member Member Posts: 4,374Member Member
    I greatly prefer the taste of butter.
  • ald783ald783 Posts: 707Member Member Posts: 707Member Member
    I buy margarine 99% of the time because it's cheaper.

    They all taste about the same to me. I really like the light stuff that is processed with god knows what but only 40 calories.
  • MelissaPhippsFeaginsMelissaPhippsFeagins Posts: 8,218Member Member Posts: 8,218Member Member
    Butter. However, I am biased. I grew up on a dairy farm.
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Posts: 12,301Member Member Posts: 12,301Member Member
    Butter is the real deal and it's delicious and natural :smiley:

    not even rats will touch margarine..there's a reason for that, it's minging!
  • ASKyleASKyle Posts: 1,475Member Member Posts: 1,475Member Member
    Butter, always butter. Margarine clogs your arteries. Your body knows how to process real butter.

    This is such generic internet nonsense. Butter is butter, but margarine is not margarine so you can't group them all together.

    There are many healthy margarines available today. Some are nothing other than vegetable oils mixed with butter, some have added plant sterols, etc. Just read the ingredients and don't buy margarines with ingredients you think are unhealthy.

    Or buy butter, whichever you prefer. Personally, I have butter and 2 different kinds of margarine in my fridge right now. I rarely use any of them.

    Yes to all of this. Butter for baking, brushing on my baked salmon, pan searing steaks. I can't believe it's not butter for other things- especially the spray on kind for popcorn!
  • one235one235 Posts: 70Member Member Posts: 70Member Member
    Thanks for all the replies… Ok, so Butter wins. I will stick to that under moderation. Thanks again
  • Yi5hedr3Yi5hedr3 Posts: 2,704Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,704Member, Premium Member
    Use grass-fed butter, like KerryGold. Healthy omega 3's instead of inflammatory omega 6's.
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