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Captain Zombie
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Alrighty, snopesters, just for a laugh, I got this in my mailbox, and thought I would share with you:

"BUTTER OR MARGARINE?
DO YOU KNOW the differences between margarine and butter? Read on to the end...it gets 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 as 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) 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 MOST DISTURBING

*Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC...
*Margarine is initially BLACK, but it is DYED YELLOW to look like butter.
*These facts alone should be enough to have anyone avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance)..

**EXPERIMENT: 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)...and it does not rot or smell differently.... Because it has no nutritional value, nothing will grow on it... even those micro-organisms will not find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic.
*Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?"


Not sure what to make of this one, I almost put it in 'Inboxer Rebellion'.


Captain Zombie! [Roll Eyes]

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Jon Up North
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quote:
Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC...
*Margarine is initially BLACK, but it is DYED YELLOW to look like butter

Water is but a few atoms away from being ethanol!!!!

Margarine is white but died yellow. Sorry about that.

But most importantly to me, Normandy Butter tastes amazing and one needs to use less of it to achieve the desired flavour effect.

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Shades of Pale
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From everything I've read in recent years, trans fat is that bad. (I'm not talking about the silly stuff like "black but dyed yellow" which really doesn't even make sense.)

Center for Science in the Public Interest has a lot of stuff on it. http://www.cspinet.org/new/transpr.html http://www.transfreeamerica.org/faq.html

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margarine-a-chow

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Captain Zombie
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I just got chowed!


thankies, kitties!

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It's what I do.

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