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  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Posts: 5,130Member Member Posts: 5,130Member Member
    I have margarine. Tastes fine to me and spreads easier and is cheaper.
    The small amount I have ( a small tub lasts our household of 2 for about 2 months) does not present any health benifits or any health risks.
  • quiltlovinlisaquiltlovinlisa Posts: 1,736Member Member Posts: 1,736Member Member
    Hmmmm butter.
  • LounmounLounmoun Posts: 8,433Member Member Posts: 8,433Member Member
    one235 wrote: »
    I have read so much about these two things and I still don't know which is better to eat.

    Better for what purpose?
    Butter is better for me to eat.
    I grew up eating margarine. Hated it.
    Switched to butter as an adult because life is too short to eat things I hate. Now counting calories I use it and other oils/fats more sparingly.
  • trjjoytrjjoy Posts: 653Member Member Posts: 653Member Member
    I prefer butter. I don't even use olive oil when I cook because there is such corruption in the olive oil industry. I am never sure that the olive oil really is olive oil. And! Butter has fewer calories than olive oil. Yay!
  • Ws2016Ws2016 Posts: 428Member Member Posts: 428Member Member
    Butter. Tastes great. I have cut back on oils and use butter whenever possible, in very small portions. Fewer calories.
  • Buff_ManBuff_Man Posts: 630Member Member Posts: 630Member Member
    Butter, don't touch margarine! Stick to organic butter
  • StealthHealthStealthHealth Posts: 2,418Member Member Posts: 2,418Member Member
    Butter, always butter. Margarine clogs your arteries. Your body knows how to process real butter.

    My body doesn't know how to process that comment.
  • StealthHealthStealthHealth Posts: 2,418Member Member Posts: 2,418Member Member
    Butter for me please.
  • missyfitz1missyfitz1 Posts: 93Member Member Posts: 93Member Member
    Butter, always butter. Margarine clogs your arteries. Your body knows how to process real butter.

    My body doesn't know how to process that comment.

    The comment must be made of chemicals!
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Posts: 20,809Member Member Posts: 20,809Member Member
    Butter, always butter. Margarine clogs your arteries. Your body knows how to process real butter.

    So you're saying that if I eat margarine, the calories don't count? This is what would happen if my body didn't "know" how to process a food.
  • StealthHealthStealthHealth Posts: 2,418Member Member Posts: 2,418Member Member
  • williams969williams969 Posts: 2,561Member Member Posts: 2,561Member Member
    Butter, always butter. Margarine clogs your arteries. Your body knows how to process real butter.

    That's why I stopped taking my margarine intravenously. Oral administration avoids this problem.
  • zyxstzyxst Posts: 9,145Member Member Posts: 9,145Member Member
    I'm one of the freaks who prefers margarine over butter. Mostly because we used lard until my dad got his "u gon die" notice when I was 8 and we moved over to margarine for the lower cost. I use it on sammiches and I can't always afford the $5 for 227 grams of Gay Lea spreadable butter (with "evil" canola oil).
  • Need2Exerc1seNeed2Exerc1se Posts: 13,589Member Member Posts: 13,589Member Member
    Butter is butter, but margarine is not margarine so you can't group them all together.

    After I typed this yesterday I realized that it's not totally true. But is, of course, butter, but there is a pretty big difference in the type of fats in butter from grass fed cows and most commercial butter. I don't know about taste as I've not been able to find grass fed anywhere in my area.
  • snowflake930snowflake930 Posts: 2,193Member Member Posts: 2,193Member Member
  • StealthHealthStealthHealth Posts: 2,418Member Member Posts: 2,418Member Member
    Butter is butter, but margarine is not margarine so you can't group them all together.

    After I typed this yesterday I realized that it's not totally true. But is, of course, butter, but there is a pretty big difference in the type of fats in butter from grass fed cows and most commercial butter. I don't know about taste as I've not been able to find grass fed anywhere in my area.

    Not sure where you are based but in the UK Kerrigold butter comes from grass-fed cows.
  • allaboutthecakeallaboutthecake Posts: 1,431Member Member Posts: 1,431Member Member
    Butter. mmmmmm! Cuz can't stand whipped oil.

    This post reminds me of Cool Whip vs ReddiWhip commercials...lol...."Would you like Whipped Oil or Cream?"
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  • stevencloserstevencloser Posts: 8,917Member Member Posts: 8,917Member Member
    Butter is butter, but margarine is not margarine so you can't group them all together.

    After I typed this yesterday I realized that it's not totally true. But is, of course, butter, but there is a pretty big difference in the type of fats in butter from grass fed cows and most commercial butter. I don't know about taste as I've not been able to find grass fed anywhere in my area.

    Not sure where you are based but in the UK Kerrigold butter comes from grass-fed cows.

    Yep, I really like it. Dunno if it's actually better or just placebo though.
    Right now I'm using a margarine made with buttermilk that comes out to only 264 calories per 100g. Can't beat that. It's also by far the easiest to spread I ever had that I can talk about outside of the chat subforum.
  • Need2Exerc1seNeed2Exerc1se Posts: 13,589Member Member Posts: 13,589Member Member
    Butter is butter, but margarine is not margarine so you can't group them all together.

    After I typed this yesterday I realized that it's not totally true. But is, of course, butter, but there is a pretty big difference in the type of fats in butter from grass fed cows and most commercial butter. I don't know about taste as I've not been able to find grass fed anywhere in my area.

    Not sure where you are based but in the UK Kerrigold butter comes from grass-fed cows.

    I'm in the US. Is all Kerrygold from grass fed cows? I have seen Kerrygold in the store but none of it is labeled grass fed.
  • melissa6771melissa6771 Posts: 894Member Member Posts: 894Member Member
    Kerry gold is in fact made from grass fed cows and it says so right on it, above the cow logo. I took a picture. I use kerry gold, I just bough some organic butter on sale at whole foods, light land o lakes sticks and light land of lakes with canola oil (for a soft spreadable butter) BTW, they have kerry gold at Costco, a pack of 3/8 oz sticks for $7.59, way cheaper than the market, and they had it on sale a couple months ago for $2.30 off/package, I bought 5 of them and froze them. Whipped butter is another good option for something more spreadable.

    I see a bunch of you quoted me and seem to have different ideas on margarine. That's Ok, so you eat it and I won't. Maybe there are healthier ones out there now but I watched a whole documentary video once on how the margarine actually sticks to and lines the inside of your arteries. I never touched it again. Someone seemed to think I meant eat all you want because your body can't process it and it doesn't count? No. The closer to a natural state the foods are, the less chemicals, the better your body knows how to break it down and use it. Butter is just churned milk/cream. It doesn't mess with your endocrine system. That's all I meant by that.

    Obviously no matter what kind of a fat you use, butter, margarine, olive oil, it's still a fat and meant to be used in moderation, not slathered on anything.

    For the person with the comment about olive oil and how a lot of it is corrupt. They have a list of the ones that are safe. Kirkland organic from costco was on the list. I have that in the house anyway but I was glad to see it on there and will stick with it.

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