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I can't believe it's BUTTER

Posted by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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Saw this on my FB timeline about butter vs. margarine and thought i'd share. 

"Pass The Butter ... Please.

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 colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings.... 

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. 

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 flavours 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?

Share This With Your Friends.....(If you want to butter them up')! 

Chinese Proverb: 
When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others. 


by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Ew. We use butter.

by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Wow...we use real butter!

by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 6:45 PM
I have never bought margarine. I have tasted it but never liked it. Honestly people need to stick to foods the body can recognize and will know what to do with. The body doesn't know what to do with frankenfood and it leads to health problems.
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by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Interesting. I usually use butter but have used margarine before. 

by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I never knew that! How crazy.
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by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM
I have known a lot of that for awhile. We've always used real butter - my grandmother used to give me a hard time about that too, she swore up and down margarine was healthier. But it isn't even real food! LOL
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by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 7:13 AM
Ewww TFS
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by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

I use country crock .... churn style... and it tastes the almost the exact same as butter does.

I don't use butter because it is too hard to spread. 

Now if I find that getting butter is cheaper than country crock, then I might but I would have to let it sit outside the fridge, because otherwise I won't use it at all. If I can't spread it, I won't use it. 

Look at margarine again. Look at the ingredients. It's mostly oil. How is that close to plastic. 

oh and by the way... we are close to monkeys'  ... how does that make you feel?

by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM

We only use real foods in this house (aside from my sugar free dairy free creamer). Margarine tastes gross.

by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I had heard some of this before.  Interesting. 

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