Some are not true so we just have to be more cautious on these mumbo jumbo from the internet...but I must admit they're really interesting.
A will say this...
B will say that...
We are in the middle listening...
Sometimes the more we know, the more confused we get and the more we realised we don't know much....aiyoyo...
Anyway, here's the next episode of this Butter vs Margarine...
Margarine or Butter-Truth! & Fiction!
|Summary of the eRumor: |
A list of comparative facts about margarine and butter.
|The Truth: |
The heart of this eRumor, the comparison between butter and Margarine, has been circulating since 2005. Later versions added the tidbit about Margarine being manufactured to fatten turkeys.
We'll go through the email one fact at time but it needs to be kept in mind that not every Margarine product is the same. There are other spreads that are loosely called Margarine but may, for example, be part vegetable oil or a fat-free Margarine product.
1. 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. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever New flavorings-Fiction!
According to the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers, Margarine was the idea of a Frenchman named Hippolyte Mege-Mouriez in response to a request from Emperor Louis Napoleon for ideas for a substitute for butter. In 1870 he used margaric acid and the name of his formulation became known as Margarine. It became a hit in the United States in the late 1800's.
2. Both have the same amount of calories-Truth!
A tablespoon of butter is 100 calories. A tablespoon of Margarine is 100 calories.
3. Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study-Truth! But Updated!
We didn't find the "53%" study, but Harvard School of Public Health has published a report on this. It says that more than 30 years ago research indicated that saturated fat (such as in butter) was bad for the heart and people were told to switch to margarine. A Harvard study of women between 1980 and 1994 found a significant reduction of heart disease risk by reducing smoking, hormone treatment, and dietary improvements including reducing or eliminating saturated fat (such as in butter.) Further research has shown, however, that some margarines contained trans fat, which was even worse for the heart than saturated fat. The report cautions us not to make decisions as a result of just one study but to consider the body of recent research about an issue like butter versus margarine.
4. Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 Grams-Truth!
10. Margarine triples the risk of coronary heart disease-Unproven!
11. Margarine ncreases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)-Truth!
12. Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold-Fiction!
14. Margarine decreases immune response-Truth!
|A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:|
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. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever New flavorings.
DO YOU KNOW... The difference between margarine and
; Read on to the end...gets very interesting!
Both have the same amount of calories.
Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women
by Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8
grams compared to 5
53% over eating the same amount of butter, according
to a recent Harvard
Eating butter increases the absorption of many other
nutrients in other
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 t otal 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
Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being
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
* 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")!
Chinese Proverb: "When someone shares something of
value with you and
You benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others."