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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Food for thought

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One of my good friend’s Johanna & I are always looking for good food/bad food info.

This is what she sent me today….

This article is hanging on a bulletin board in a doctor's office.
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.
Decrease s immune response.
Decreases insulin response.
And  here's the most disturbing fact.... HERE IS THE PART THAT  IS
Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC..
Anything that is hydrogenated 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?


  1. about 6 months ago we changed from margarine to butter and when Tom was in the hospital, the bought me some toast with margarine on it. I had to force myself to eat it. It tasted so disgusting.


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