Butter or Margarine?

"Do you know the difference between Margarine and Butter?

"And now, for Margarine...
  • Very high in trans fatty acids.
  • Triple risk of coronary heart disease.
  • Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol)
  • Lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol).
  • 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 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. Nothing will grow on it - not even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

"Additional info: Children who eat butter or drink whole milk with butterfat have better resistance to infection.

"P.S. This was not sponsored by the dairy industry."

Source: The Chemistry Chronicle, University of California, Riverside, Department of Chemistry
23rd February, 2004

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