Margarine – not good for you


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….

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?


10 Responses to “Margarine – not good for you”

  1. Thanks, that sure is something to think about–plastic!

  2. Butter is always better but the reason I buy margarine is because butter is so hard to spread on bread in winter. But this article about margarine makes me think twice before buying it.

  3. Ask yourself this, why back in the good old days, any country kitchen had churned butter at the table, fresh homeade bread, beef, fried chicken, move to today and we have high cholesterol, that in those times was never heard of hmmmmmmmm…………..

  4. Yes I agree – stay away from margarine. I have even read that in theory you can make margarine out of blue-bottle fly larvae. (That’s how they used to make axle-grease and nitroglycerin.) I’m not saying they do this, but…

    My information may be out of date, but apparently your body recognizes hydrogenated fat as food, however it can’t fully dissolve it, so the stuff goes round and round in your blood stream where it is gradually broken down, and then it sticks to your artery walls causing heart attacks!

  5. stay out of too much jalapenos too. I moved in to the toilet three hours ago and haven’t come out yet. 🙂

  6. ha ha am heading to the toilet myself

  7. Butter is definitely;y better but this article is based on lies that have been De-bunked. Margarine is not one molecule from plastic…. even if it were, one molecule can make a hell of a lot of difference… I don’t think there are even 27 ingredients in margarine, let alone sharing them in common with paint… margarine was not originally created as a turkey fatten-er… it was created as a.. oh wait…. a butter substitute… who would have thought??!! Try researching stuff before taking it upon your irresponsible self to spread lies.

  8. I never could tell the difference between margarine and butter.

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