Pass The Butter…Please

I received this from my friend, a retired executive chef, Lonny Ritter, now living in Thailand.

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.. 

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. 
margarine can increase  heart disease in women by 53%  over  eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent  Harvard  Medical Study.   
butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in  other foods. 
  has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few    
only  because  they are added! 

  tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of  other foods.. 
  has been around for centuries wheremargarine 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. 
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…    

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’)! 

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.   



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