Butter Vs Margarine...interesting Facts!

Baking By doramoreno62 Updated 31 Dec 2012 , 5:08pm by Godot

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doramoreno62 Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 7:41am
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Here is something I found circulating on Facebook, I DID NOT WRITE THIS...
"Having Worked at Unilevers Premier Margarine Factory in the UK for 1 Year, as a Management Trainee, and then in Sri Lanka Managing Margarine Manufacture, I can ...safely admit that what you are about to read is true !!
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).
Open 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 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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Evoir Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 7:58am
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LOL, well...not all margarines are created equally. There are several made specifically to lower cholesterol these days!


It doesn't really concern me (or my clients) however, as I use 100% pure butter. No shortening, no margarine. But this article is a bit loose with the facts, and I would recommend everyone does their own research, including through your FDA, to find out the reality of what they are ingesting.


I'd rather eat everything in moderation (including alcohol, butter and sugar) than eat anything manufactured and processed like margarine, but each to his own :-)

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Godot Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 9:09am
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I remembered this e-rumor from about 5-6 years ago. Debunked.



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matthewkyrankelly Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 2:24pm
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/\/\/\/\/\  That.


Before reposting these things that you read, there are great sites like SNOPES and TRUTHORFICTION that have researched these claims.  As you will see, it is a mixture of some truth and a lot of fiction.  You will also see these repeated on Facebook attributed to Clint Eastwood, Bill Gates, and George Carlin.


If it is a re-post designed to make you think,  check it out at one of these sites first.  Usually it is a lot of hooey.

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Godot Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 4:12pm
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AHooey is such a great word!!

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AnnieCahill Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 4:52pm
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You can't believe most of what you read on the internet.


-Abraham Lincoln

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Godot Posted 31 Dec 2012 , 5:08pm
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