What do you put on your toast?  

rm_Gentle12553 66M
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2/9/2006 5:32 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

What do you put on your toast?

Butter or Margarine

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys, but when they started dropping in droves 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? If not your might find the following very interesting!

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.

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) 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:

1* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)
2* 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 find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic.

Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

online4now 51F

2/9/2006 9:21 pm

thanks for the enlightment!
I use butter in my home just because I like the taste
but on my toast I like cheese and garlic melted with no butter or plastic...........................

Sweetpickles69 47F

2/10/2006 1:46 pm

Wow! Now that's something to think about!!! Scary! Might have to switch back to butter. I've been eating "I can't believe it's not butter", cuz trying to lose weight. Heck, might have been doing more damage to my body, just don't know what to believe anymore.


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