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The Truth about Butter vs. Margarine

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Let's get down to the basics of what makes up margarine and butter. After learning the facts, which one do you think is the better spread? Discuss in the comments!
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  • I use both, but prefer butter, but margarine is much cheaper.
    Oh and to the person who said our brains need fat to function WRONG!! Our brains need Carbs, not fat! - 5/22/2014 11:12:57 AM
  • A little bit of butter is better . . . We switched back to butter decades ago when I learned that fewer ingredients, especially ones that you can read and understand, leads to a better diet. - 5/18/2014 1:44:12 AM
  • For me, Butter. I am allergic to magarine. - 5/15/2014 2:19:14 PM
  • MTRANCHWOMAN
    We have switched back to butter but I also have a low fat no transfat spread that we use sparingly. - 5/13/2014 10:20:45 PM
  • GOLDENRODFARM
    I use butter, the flavor can't be beat in cooking or just on toast, but I do not go over board and put tons on anything. Besides I don't want to put my cows out of business lol! For a liquid oil, olive oil has always been the main oil in my cooking or tossing salad or dipping bread. - 5/12/2014 11:58:44 PM
  • I have switched back to butter. I don't trust a product that has so many ingredients on the label, and margarine is ridiculous. Butter and olive oil is the way to go. - 5/10/2014 8:16:16 AM
  • I haven't purchased margarine in so long, I've forgotten what it is. My doctor told me a few years ago to stick with the natural (butter). - 5/9/2014 8:28:00 PM
  • I feel better avoiding processed foods. Using butter sparingly and combining it with olive oil, gives me the flavor I want. At this point ... I don't trust food labels on Processed foods because they can post 0% transfat if less than a certain amt per serving...so they play games and decrease the serving size to sell more product as no trans fat. - 5/9/2014 12:46:56 PM
  • What a nicely balanced video! - 5/9/2014 12:25:06 PM
  • That was interesting - back to reading the lables - 5/9/2014 11:35:27 AM
  • Brummel and brown make a yogurt butter...but it is only 10 percent yogurt...but I use that when I need margarine. I prefer butter. - 5/9/2014 11:05:52 AM
  • The brain requires fat to function. I use unsalted butter, coconut oil, and olive oil. Margarine is basically spreadable plastic.

    Canola oil, by the way is also REALLY bad for us. Look it up. - 5/9/2014 11:00:01 AM
  • For us it's butter or olive oil. We try to stay away from processed foods whenever possible. Our bodies don't know what to do with chemicals… butter they recognize. ( : - 5/9/2014 10:28:54 AM
  • Mmmm buttter. Nom nom nom. - 5/9/2014 7:39:12 AM
  • SIOL55
    Very interesting. - 5/9/2014 6:26:06 AM