Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter-Truth! Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods-A Matter of Personal Taste! Margarine is high in trans fatty acids-Truth! Margarine lowers quality of breast milk-Truth!
Margarine decreases immune response-Truth!
Margarine decreases insulin response-Truth!
Let's not just pick on margarine..Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 Grams, the question should be which one is the lessor of two evils! I feel my doctor said it best, he told me to put some butter on the back of my hand and magically it melts...put margarine on the back of your hand....hmm give it a try!
Eating healthy doesn't mean giving up flavor I personally have switched to "I can't believe it's not butter" and they now make it in sticks too! I hope this clears up some debate with butter vs. Margarine...Bottom line, find a healthy substitute whenever possible!!