What I’m talking about is Margarine. The media has done such a great job at convincing us that margarine is better for us then Butter that the majority of people believe this. THIS IS NOT TRUE!
Margarine is not food. Margarine is made from some type of vegetable oil like soy, corn, cottonseed or canola using extraction methods that make the oil rancid. It is then mixed with metal particles and subjected to hydrogen gas in a pressurized heat reactor. The next step is to add emulsifiers and starches to give it a nice consistency.
Then it gets steam cleaned to remove the rancid odor. Since margarine’s natural color is an unappealing grey (sound yummy?), it must be bleached out. Finally dyes and artificial flavorings are added to make it similar to butter. Now it’s ready to be packed as sticks or in tubs and sold as a healthy alternative to butter! We put it into our bodies and basically a bunch of red flags go off, all over the place and our bodies are trying to figure out what it is and what to do with it. The media would have us believe that it’s better because of the fats in butter but what they don’t inform you is how the fats in butter are actually good for us and how our bodies need them.
Butter contains many beneficial nutrients that actually protect us from heart disease. It contains Vitamin A, lecithin, it has a number of antioxidants, it’s rich in selenium. The saturated fats in butter have anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties. Butter also contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which provides excellent protection against cancer. Bottom line, butter is natural, wholesome and one of the healthiest fats in the world. Healthy butter has withstood the test of time, unlike margarine and hydrogenated tub spreads.
So throw out your margarine and only choose butter, even at a restaurant always ask the waitress for butter only. Keep margarine and other processed garbage (i can’t call it a food) out of your body.