Friday, March 18, 2005

BUTTER versus MARGARINE!

Thanks to my dear friend Mr. Bezoar for sending me this delicious item. Enjoy!

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OH YEAH? Read this:

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?
- 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).
- Lowers HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol).
- Increases the risk of cancers by up to five fold.
- Lowers quality of breast milk.
- Decreases immune response.
- Decreases insulin response.
- And here is the most disturbing fact....Margarine is 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!) Iit does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value, nothing will grow on it even those teeny weenie 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?

5 Comments:

Blogger Christopher I said...

Years ago I switched from butter to margerine because, well, I wanted to live longer.

But after what you've said, I'm determined now to eschew margerine too.

So if I live a long life, my reading your piece may well be the cause.

I'll check in with you in a few years should this happen, for I'm not at all looking forward to the hell-fire-and-damnation world which probably awaits me in the next world, so I would like to delay going there for as long as possible.

To this end, I must now try to throw off another of my addictions - sugar.

By the way, I like your site, and I'll try to visit it regularly.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Middle Skool said...

that's ridiculously fucked. i shall spread the good word to my fellow man (i.e. - my friends, screw the rest...)

2:16 AM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

Blogger has been really making commenting troublesome!
As for me using Tupperware to spread on my toast, you say it like it's a bad thing. Long live plastic covered toast! ;)

9:15 AM  
Blogger 1138 said...

The original product was called Oleo, my mother described much as you did but the consumer had to add the yellow coloring themselves (yuck). Lard and a little tube of yellow food coloring.
The only real diference between that and the gunk they sell today is the old stuff was actually healthier.

4:01 PM  
Blogger TastyKeish said...

I really almost threw up when I read that. I'll have to tell my bf "the personal trainer" to read this so he can get off my ass when I use butter. We can't all be like him and never use condiments...

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1:04 PM  

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