Wednesday, February 18, 2009


And after you read this and you want an excellent recipe for whipped butter let me know:0)  I have gotten a few people hooked!  I grew up on margarine and yeah YUCK.  I got together with my husband that won't touch the stuff but we have had hardships where it made it impossible to purchase butter when it would go over a couple of dollars.  In recent years I didnt' care anymore it was all about taste...I never really realized just the benefits until reading 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
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

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
Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being
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')!

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