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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pass the Butter!

Someone recently commented (appreciatively) that my Blog is very varied! Today's post should prove the point! No profound Advent thoughts - just a copy of an email I have received. It may be "doing the rounds: if so feel free to delete now. But I thought it was well worth spreading (pun intended!) the word. This is not a joke email - serious information here.

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 coloring & sold it to people to use in place of butter.
It was cheaper than the natural substance. They have come out with some clever new flavorings...

Do you know the difference between margarine & butter?

Read on to the end...it 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 & 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 where margarine has been around for less than 100 yrs.

And now for Margarine
Very high in transfatty acids.
Triples risk of coronary heart disease.
Increases total cholesterol & LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) & lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) Increases the risk of cancers up to 5 times.
Lowers the quality of breast milk.
Decreases immune response.
Decreases insulin response.

And here's the most disturbing fact...
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 & anything else that ishydrogenated (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 an obligation to share it with others.

Pass the BUTTER please!