Margarine Vs Butter ... What do you use ? OH, and my Purple Hat . . .

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....

^^(it even looks gross)^^

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 to5 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 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.
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 value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny micro-organisms 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')!

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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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I'll admit Margarine was used in my home for quite a few years, until I learned how bad it was.
Now Butter is the only spread that I buy.  
Although I'm not one to cook with butter or spread it on my toast.  I do love the taste in my mashed or baked potatoes.
I think it's time for those who tell us all the bad qualities of the food we eat to just create a list of the foods that are NOT going to kill us.  It's so hard to keep track!

All of this information has inspired me to never eat margarine again!

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I'm off tomorrow  with the Red Hat Ladies, on a fun filled weekend to Winter Haven, Florida
I'll leave you with this eye popping post on Margarine.

Will post more on the Pool Party and Dinner Dance that I'm sure should be fun! Lets not forget the pajama breakfast party on Sunday morning.
Oh, it's my birthday month and I had to create a "Purple Hat" for the occasion and it turned out so cute.
Lets see, Pool Party, Dinner Dance, PJ Party the next morning.  Yep, all ready!

This is a charity event and they always turn out to be such fun.
Will  post photos next week.


I'm linking up to
Inspiration Friday 

(ewwww, ewwww barf on the margarine story)


Gail said...

So the moral of this story is Don't be a dead turkey, eat real butter.

Great facts...have a wonderful party.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very scary!

Susan said...

I didn't know all that stuff about disgusting. I'm so happy that I only eat to have the real thing!