Pass The Butter ... Please.    

  This is interestingWORTH READING! Who would have thunk it?

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.

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 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 whereas margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And  now, for Margarine..

Very high in Trans fatty acids.

Triple 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 fold.

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..    

This fact alone was 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).    

You can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area.  Within a couple of days you will note 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.    

So..., DO IT !

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 4:29 PM I already knew that along with a ton of other nasty food facts lol like did you know that aside from cadavers pork and humans are the only LIVING things to carry a parasite that lives usually within corpses, where do humans get it, from teh pig we eat... bLEECCHH, those parasites are also a HUGE contributor to fat retintion....

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 4:30 PM interesting!

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 4:52 PM hahahah I knew butter was better! Thanks thats awesome! One molecule away from being plastic. EWWWWWWWWWWWW! That is so wrong! Turkey killer!  So that means crisco is out too huh?  Butter makes eggs good. My kids when they were little wouldnt eat them unless they were cooked in butter. They knew, haha  they knew. lol

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 6:52 PM copying now, and posting, thank you for sharing!

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 10:59 PM Huh!!!!  I didn't know all that, but I do always use butter!!!  Go me!!!!

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