Sunday, October 23, 2005

Pass the Butter, PLEASE, already...

A contribution from a couple of fabulous foodie friends . . .

Grazie, Lorenza! Merci, Shawnie!


DID YOU KNOW - BUTTER VS. MARGARINE


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

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 then 100 years.

Now for Margarine... Very high in Trans Fatty Acids. Triple risk of Coronary
Heart Disease

Increases total LDL ( this is the bad cholesterol). Lowers HDL cholesterol
and this is the good one.

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 most disturbing fact....
Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE from being PLASTIC...!!!! (This fact alone
should be enough reason to avoid margarine for life and anything else that
is hydrogenated. This means hydrogen is added changing the molecular
structure of the food)

YOU can try this yourself. Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your
garage or a 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, 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?

Ann E. Rogers

Secretary, National Cancer Institute at Frederick
Center for Cancer Research Basic Research Laboratory Gene Regulation
Section

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