I made some M+M blondies last night FULL of butter. I will admit it nearly stopped my heart putting in a stick and a half of the stuff, but they are an amazing treat (I will share the recipe soon!) I also use margarine for spreading on toast on occasion. As is the usual tone of this blog (and hopefully my life), I don’t get too crazy about calling foods “bad” or “good.”
(See the post I wrote last week– Intuitive Eating: Stop Battling Bad Foods.)
For the simple reason of presenting both sides of the debate, this article was rejected by one of the sites I freelance at (they are very anti-margarine). I hate to have research and writing go to waste. So here ya go!
Please let me know what you think!!
It is likely that you have an idea of which you prefer already. There is the argument that margarine is unnatural and therefore should be avoided at all costs. There is also the argument that butter has unwanted cholesterol and saturated fat. Or the simple fact that margarine is easier to spread on a piece of toast. You may already have an opinion, but do you really have all of the facts?
By putting the nutritious foods into my body first, there is little room for much else. When I do have a piece of toast with margarine or a couple of cookies made with butter, it will not be the end of the world. As long as we are aware of the facts about the foods we eat, we can be more informed and make the proper decision for ourselves.
Let me know what you think of the article! And/or answer the above questions!