Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My mom is into that habit our parents and older people have of forwarding emails (jokes, factoids, powerpoint slides, that stuff). So in the spirit of giving, here is one of my favorite forwards (come on, it's my mom). Here is your FRWD: FWD: FW of the day.

Pass The Butter ... please.

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
colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you
like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings.

DO YOU KNOW... the difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end...gets very interesting! (Don't you love when they say that?)

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
flavours 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

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
micro organisms 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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