Petition | The Heart Foundation: Stop promoting margarine and processed food! | Change.org
There is overwhelming scientific evidence that margarine is unhealthy and toxic for human consumption. It is a man made, highly processed substance, no animal will touch it! It contains trans fats and despite the Heart Foundation reassuring people that the amounts of trans fats are very low, they are still extremely detrimental to health even at these levels and are far worse for you then butter! Trans fat tends to be solid at room temperature as well and can easily cling to the walls of your arteries as if it were saturated fat. However trans fats are MUCH WORSE than saturated fats as they are not found in nature and therefore the body has a great deal of difficulty in digesting them, as a result trans fat easily builds up in the arteries as opposed to the saturated fats which can be broken down and actually utilised by the body. Margarine has been linked to cancer AND cardiovascular disease and causes harmful free radicals.