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The Truth about Butter vs. Margarine

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 grew up on margarine, and in the last year decided to go butter. I love the taste of butter, and it's really, really, hard for me to give it up. Of all the foods I need to moderate, I'm leaving butter to the last. Right now, i'm focused on sugar, and no deep fried foods.

    Great video! - 8/23/2017 9:36:26 PM
    interesting - 8/23/2017 11:00:17 AM
  • Interesting and informative!
    - 8/23/2017 7:25:51 AM
  • I would love to use butter but cholesterol concerns had me quit using it. We use very little Becel. - 7/26/2017 7:35:24 AM
  • Very informative video. I like using butter, in moderation! - 5/1/2017 7:19:02 PM
  • We switched to butter a few years ago. We don't use a lot of it, but sometimes its good. Its one ingredient vs. many unpronounceable ingredients - 5/1/2017 10:59:38 AM
  • I started to use extra virgin olive oil with rosemary/basil/or
    egano. It was hard switch as I grew up with both. But, I feel that I am making a healthier choice overall. - 10/18/2016 8:15:18 AM
  • I don't care for the taste/smell of butter. There is a difference. I don't use much of either one, so I go with margarine even though I know it's pitfalls. One small tub goes bad before I use it up unless I drop it on the floor, leave it out in 80 degree temps..etc. LOL
    - 5/27/2016 12:19:56 PM
  • Organic unsalted butter (from grass-fed cows if I can find it). - 4/27/2016 3:48:11 PM
  • I've used butter ever since I heard a Registered Dietitian say that margarine was one molecule away from plastic. That did it for me. - 4/26/2016 4:49:19 PM
  • Butter definitely. I changed back to butter because it is more natural. I use it sparingly and enjoy, knowing it is healthier than most margarines. - 4/26/2016 11:30:16 AM
  • Butter is better in all ways =] - 4/25/2016 11:41:42 PM
  • I've gone back to butter. Love the idea of cleaner eating. Olive oil is also a huge favorite in our home, Italian background on hubby's side. His mom was always using olive oil. - 3/19/2016 6:24:27 PM
    Butter. Always. Never margarine. - 3/18/2016 8:38:48 PM
  • This didnt say whether or not they were talking about butter from grass fed cows and hormone and antibiotic free or whether the cows are grain fed and full of hormones and antibiotics. If the butter has all the extras of hormones, and antibiotics it is not much healthier for you than the margarine.

    I had at one point started to loose weight and I was eating grass fed cow butter, avocados, raw coconut oil and I had increased it by quite a bit. I wish I had not gone through some tough times so quickly into my transformation because it knocked me off kilter. I am trying to get back to that way of eating. the high fat lowered my cholesterol, blood sugar went down, weight went down, and things were looking up. Then I had a lot of stressful things hit me and it was too hard to keep on my new path.

    I am getting back to it and Paleo recipes are pretty good in that way. - 2/4/2016 3:51:44 AM