Spread It Around?

By tomrca
Jul 29, 2007
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  1. This is interesting . . . . .

    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
    colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter.

    How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings.

    DO YOU KNOW. the difference between margarine and butter?

    Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

    Both have the same amount of calories.

    is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to
    5 grams.

    Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53%
    Compared with 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
    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.

    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

    Lowers quality of breast milk.

    Decreases immune response.

    Decreases insulin response.

    And here's the most disturbing fact.... HERE IS THE PART

    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
    micro-organisms 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?
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,456   +1,759

    Yeah But it's cheap......!

    I've always suspected as much!
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Internet stuffed. double post.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,456   +1,759

    So is the average Hollywood Starlet......!

    Maybe he means 1 atom. The story's too funny to let it die because of a typo!

    CMH; If it indeed was a double post, ya kilt the wrong one!
  5. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I can see you managed to read it before I killed the wrong one....

    I won't repeat it. Cos I've already repeated it 2 times :D

    However, as a medical student, I don't think butter is that much healthier for you anyway.

    As for the experiment, you'd have to do it with both butter and margarine. And even then its quite an unfair experiment, since you'd need to melt both for it to be a fair experiment (they must be in the same state, either liquid or solid).

    Adding Hydrogen is not the real reason its bad. But then again, I'd still stay away from stuff thats been hydrogenated, because that means its processed. Fresh foods are still better for you.
  6. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,000

  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    This was funny to me as I read further along. IMO sites like this attract the "more intelligent" people so it might not be as appealing to us as it may be to others. Go post it on "" and see who says what?
  8. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    They'd probably say "margarine, saturated, hydrogeniefated... what?"


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