Ben Oostdam story # 203

MARGARINE OR BUTTER?

(Thanks to Hans van den Bos c.s.)


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 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 where 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.  

BLO copied it and passed it on by request 20070507 - stories