Still Eating Margarine? Please Read This!


A number of years ago I became aware of the fact that margarine was actually not good for us, but was still shocked by some of the details mentioned in this post by Jeff Passofaro. I grew up in the era when margarine first came on the scene and gained wide popularity as a cheaper, healthier alternative to butter. At one point I even preferred using it on toast and other things….probably because my taste buds were manipulated by the artificial flavorings and other ingredients that can have an addictive-like effect on the body.

But I’ve been back on the butter band wagon for years now, especially if it’s grass-fed, and if you aren’t already on board, too, then this post might do the trick. Who needs horror movies when there’s so much scary stuff in our food and water supply these days?!



This is interesting . .. .

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.

It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings….

DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end…gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.

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Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added!

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine..

Very High in Trans fatty acids.

Triples risk of coronary heart disease …

Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..

Lowers quality of breast milk

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

And here’s the most disturbing fact… HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC… and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.

Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast? Of course not, so share this with your friends…..(If you want to butter them up :-))!


Related Self-help Health post: Healthy Fats, Plus Butter vs Margarine

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5 thoughts on “Still Eating Margarine? Please Read This!

  1. Sarah says:

    Hi Zirah 🙂

    Fortunately, I never liked margarine so I rarely had it. I am trying to remember if my Mom ever used it in cooking when we were young. She can still eat dairy while my Dad, my sister and I can’t. I stopped eating dairy altogether around age 30. I love cheese and used to enjoying having yogurt and granola for breakfast in my 20s. But, as you know, there is no arguing with your body! I do remember the advertisements promoting margarine. Crazy stuff!

    After a tease of warm weather we are back in the deep freeze. This week, I have been going out each day to the park next door to leave bird seed and carrots. I leave the bird seed in two different places and the carrots by the marsh. The carrots are for the bunny rabbits. I wasn’t sure if they actually eat carrots or whether that was a myth. Some being is eating the carrots, though, since the ones I left yesterday were completely gone when I stopped by about an hour ago. Even though it is cold I am going for a walk each day. I was happy watching the birds chirp while enjoying the bird seed. 🙂 I hope you are managing the winter weather alright and staying warm and well!


    • zirah1 says:

      Yes, I’ve been trying to get in a walk almost every day, although there have been several this winter that the weather was just too extreme. Fortunately today it was almost spring-like outside and w/ all the rain we’ve been getting, I noticed green shoots coming up EVERYWHERE. There were even a few little yellow crocus smiling up at me. They all are probably taking a big risk to come up this early, because I’m sure there will be more “unsavory” weather to contend w/ over the next couple of months. And I’ve seen the rabbits, groundhogs and, I believe, even the squirrels around here eating carrots I’ve put out. 🙂 Have a nice weekend! p. s. Have you ever tried raw, grass-fed cheese? Sometimes people have problems w/ processed dairy, but not the “real” stuff, the way it used to be years ago.

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      • Sarah says:

        I am happy to hear the bunnies like the carrots. 🙂 I put some more out by the marsh today. I saw a couple of rabbits in the shadows of the marsh reeds and tracks to and from the marsh. I think they are using it for cover with the water frozen. It is too cold at present to take the camera out to see if I can photograph them, but maybe I will be able to later. I hope the crocuses and the green shoots manage to make it to spring alright. It is a happy thought to imagine the yellow crocuses. 🙂 It is still very wintry here. I tried having goat cheese this last summer and my body wasn’t happy with it. I don’t remember seeing any raw cheese from either cow or goat milk. I am playing it safe with food right now since I want to get rested up for the coming spring time. I will keep it in mind. Thanks for the happy wishes. I hope you have a relaxing and fun weekend as well. 🙂 Say “hi” to the crocuses for me. 🙂


      • zirah1 says:

        Raw, grass-fed cheeses used to be hard to come by, but I’ve noticed more and more of them being available, especially in health food stores, as people realize all the benefits they provide compared to all the “regular” (overly processed and often full of unnatural ingredients) dairy stuff we’ve been fed for yrs. p. s. I will say “hi” to the crocus for you and looking for more of their brothers and sisters to show up. 🙂

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