Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Health Note (Repeat)

JUST A REMINDER....... ITS BEEN AROUND BEFORE......
RALPH...


BUTTER:
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 in other
foods.
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 than 100 years.

MARGARINE:
Very high in trans fatty acids. Triple 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 fold. 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..
This fact alone was 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).
You can try this yourself: Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in
your garage or 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 (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")!

Healthy Alternative: A.K.A. Better Butter
1 Cup Unsalted Butter
1 Cup Cold Pressed Olive Oil or 1 Cup Canola Oil
Put butter and Oil in a bowl and let it reach room Temperature.
Blend together
Put in a container and keep in Fridge.
Use as regular butter

Thanks Ralph B.

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