Butter or Margarine? Which is better for you?
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 for
- 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 and 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
- Very High in Trans
fatty acids .
- Triples 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 times..
- Lowers quality of
- Decreases immune
- Decreases insulin
- And here's the
most disturbing fact....HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!
- Margarine is but
ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC...and shares 27 ingredients with
These facts alone
were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is
hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of
You can try this
Purchase a tub of
margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of
days you will notice 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
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