Subject: Fw: butter vs. margerine -- just the facts
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 12:23:45 -0400
BUTTER OR MARGARINE
DO YOU KNOW the differences between margarine and butter? Read on to the
end...it 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
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine as a few only because
they are added!
Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of
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). Lowers
HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol).
Increases the risk of cancers by up to five fold...
Lowers quality of breast milk
Decreases immune response.
Decreases insulin response.
And HERE IS THE PART THAT IS MOST DISTURBING
Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC...
Margarine is initially BLACK, but it is DYED YELLOW to look like butter.
These facts alone should be enough to have anyone avoiding margarine for
life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added,
changing the molecular structure of the substance).
EXPERIMENT: purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or
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)...and it does not rot or smell differently....Because it has
no nutritional value, nothing will grow on it... even those micro-organisms
will not 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.....(Butter them up!)