Spices Of Life From Your Kitchen Shelf

Saturday, December 1, 2012

HavinHaving worked at Unilevers Premier Margarine Factory in the UK for 1 Year,
 as a Management Trainee, and then in Sri Lanka Managing Margarine Manufacture
, I can safely admit that what you are about to read is true !!
Pass The Butter ...  

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 
DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and 
Read on to the end...gets very interesting! 
Both have the same amount of calories. Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared
 to 5 grams for margarine. 
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 and 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.

  • Triples risk of coronary heart disease ... 

  • Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad
  •  and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) 

  • Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..

  • 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... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.
These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine 
for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydro-
gen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance). 
Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or 
shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice 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 Tupper-
ware 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.