Friday, March 28, 2014

Why We Choose to Eat Butter Instead of Margarine



 So my mom has always been a firm believer that we should eat actual butter instead of margarine. She's always jokingly called margarine 'Melted Plastic'. It's been a few years now since we stopped buying margarine. About a year ago, we found an article telling the differences in the 2 products. What we found completely disgusted us and scared us!!
So even though Margarine and Butter have about the same amount of calories, Margarine has the following issues:
  • Is very high in trans-fatty acids.
  • Triples the risk of coronary heart disease.
  • Increases total cholesterol and LDL (the bad cholesterol), and lowers HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol).
  • Increases the risk of cancers up to fivefold.
  • Lowers the quality of breast milk.
  • Decreases the immune response.
  • Decreases the insulin response.

  • Would you like to know how Margarine was invented?
    "Did you know that the hydrogenated fat they use in fast food restaurants in the deep-fat fryers was originally designed as candle wax?  When it didn't work as planned, they looked for a new use for
    it, and found it worked great for frying foods and never going bad.

    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.  More recently, they have come out with some clever new flavorings."

    Oh, yes, and there's one other thing I might want to mention: Margarine is only ONE molecule away from being plastic!!!!!! So turns out Momma has been right all these years-margarine really is basically melted plastic. :-)
    You should do this little experiment for yourself:

    -Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or a 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 will not rot or smell differently, because it has NO nutritional value.  Nothing will grow on it.  Even tiny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow on.  Why?  Because margarine is nearly plastic.

    Would you melt a plastic bowl and spread THAT on your pancakes??

    So after you finish reading this post, you may have learned a little more about your margarine that's in your fridge than you would have liked to know. Now what will you do with this knowledge to save your family??

    Pass the butter please!!!!!!!!!

    1 comment:

    1. Ugh! Great post! Yes, we use butter and we are SO thankful! Our mom says the exact same thing! :)


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