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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 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!

Both have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.

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 Margarine..

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 breast milk.

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

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 PAINT

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 the substance)..

You can try this yourself:

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 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')!

Chinese Proverb: When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others..

Pass the butter, please.

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The comments in the OP are years out of date.  Most margarines do not have trans fats - they have been banned for a number of years.  Margarines also come in a variety of guises: some have added butter / buttermilk, some are based on vegetable / sunflower oils, some based on olive oil.  Even butters have added ingredients: salt, flavourings and vegetable oils (particularly in the new 'spreadable' butters).  Some of the latter butters are achieved by changing the feed mix of the cattle.  Unless you know exactly which margarine product you are comparing with exactly which butter the above sweeping comparisons are meaningless.

Mrs R51

PS the one molecule argument is ridiculous.  If that argument held 'water' we wouldn't want to drink said water...as it is a mere one molecule away from the highly flammable hydrogen.

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One molecule of water (H2O) less one molecule of hydrogen (H2) (or oxygen (O2))....leaves one of those nasty, cancer causing, free radicals (viz atom or molecule with an unpaired electron)....

The logic of the 'one molecule difference' statement is still stupid [:)]

Mrs R51

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Well, I have to confess this has gone way above my head...

But I think people are saying the information that I got in an email and then copied and pasted here, is rubbish?

Well, that is good news - I can now go back to my cholestrol-busting yellow fatty stuff - whatever it is!
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[quote user="Mel"]... But I think people are saying the information that I got in an email and then copied and pasted here, is rubbish? [/quote]


I think you are probably right Mel.


I would however be interested in the one molecule I would need to turn it into plastic - as well as the 27 ingredients that it shares with paint - maybe that's water, colour, er...... not sure what else.

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