Thursday, September 24, 2009
Want Some Plastic On Your Toast...?
Sometimes, when you look at the facts...you realize that you don't need to be a rocket scientist to make a smart decision!
I'll admit that I haven't always liked the taste of real butter, often preferring the "taste" of margarine. However, that was before I learned that the flavor was added. Then, after I found out I could add different flavors to real butter, I started changing my attitude.
Check this out...! (BTW...Snopes says that parts of this are NOT true! So read at your own risk!)
DO YOU KNOW the main difference between margarine and butter?
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 flavors 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;
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 weenie 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?
'When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.'
So, I've done my part by sharing this with you! I hope you found this a little educational...or at least a little fun!
Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit outside for a bit, OK?