Did you know.....
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...
MARGAINE vs. BUTTER ... what IS the difference?
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 nutrients in other foods. Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has few and 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 it's Margaine's turn...
Very high in Trans fatty acids. Triples risk of coronary heart disease. Increases total cholesterol and LDL (the bad one) and lowers HDL (the good one). Increases the risk of cancers up to five times. Lowers quality of breast milk. Decreases immune response. Decreases insulin response.
Here is the MOST DISTURBING fact:
Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT. WHAT????
We avoid margarine---anything that is hydrogenated means it has hydrogen added, which changes the molecular structure!
Leave an open tub of margaine in an open shaded area or a garage. In just a few short days you will notice that flies and fruit flies avoid it, and it won't rot or spoil because it has no nutritional value; nothing will grow in it!
Why??? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread it on your toast?
Don't be a turkey...avoid margarine!!!