Pass The Butter

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  1. 94civicEX

    94civicEX New Member

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    I received this forward a little while back, but it is kind of interesting. What do you guys think about this?


    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 butter?

    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.

    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:

    * 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?

    Butter your friends up with this information.
     
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  2. jokka

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    rrry intresting
     
  3. Skeletor

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    never been a problem for me, I like butter just fine. Smart balance is a great alternative though and I use it 80% of the time. Tastes great and is REALLY good for cooking, but it burns faster than butter.

    Still... substituting smart balance for a week then ahving a piece of toast with real butter makes you realize there is really nothing equal to that great substance.
     
  4. TZ

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    great post, thanks for the info
     
  5. Skeletor

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    BTW reading forwards ftl. I don't think I've ever honestly read an entire one.
     
  6. 94civicEX

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    Yea I hate forwards, but this one was interesting.
     
  7. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    tons of substances are "one molecule away" from completely different substances, even if this happens to be true in the case of margarine and plastic it doesn't mean a thing.
     
  8. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    the one molecule thing was stupid but everything else is scary. flies wont' even eat that crap wtf.
     
  9. darkostoj

    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    fabio eats margerine
    fabio is big
    eating margerine = being big

    duh
     
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    i love margerine, butter is a pain in the ass to spread on shit. i don't give a fuck if flies like it or not, flies eat and love dog shit but it ain't going on the morning toast!
     
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    more butter propaganda.
     
  12. ralyks

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    butter adds 50lbs to your squat!
     
  13. Skeletor

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    also decreases risk of heart attack, cancer, and death.


    edit: i forgot to mention it makes you resistent to bullets.
     
  14. yamaha_rgx

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    Uh you can get margarine with little to no fat and no cholesterol. The type I use now has 1 gram of saturated fat per tbsp and no trans fat. And I really don't give a shit if flies like it or not.
     
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    94civicEX New Member

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    It is kinda odd that Margarine doesn't spoil though, lol.
     
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    that kind is one molecule away from cancer
     
  17. cls

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    This is BS. I would love to see this study.

    Again, where does this info come from? I've seen studies showing that plasma cholesterol levels have very little impact on arterial plaque.
     
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    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    http://www.jpands.org/vol10no3/colpo.pdf

    Quote:
    Proliferation of
    plaques may occur, not because of simple elevations in blood
    cholesterol, but because of unfavorable physiological conditions that
    damage or weaken the structure of the arterial wall. These factors
    include nutrient deficiencies, poor glycemic control, cigarette
    smoking, homocysteine, psychological stress, nitric oxide
    depletion, high iron levels, microbial infection, dietary trans
    fatty acids, excessive refined carbohydrate intake, and excessive
    omega-6 fatty acid intake and/or deficient omega-3 fat intake. All
    of these factors have been shown to exert an atherogenic effect
    unrelated to serum cholesterol elevation.



    Quote:
    The concept that LDL is bad cholesterol is a simplistic and
    scientifically untenable hypothesis.
    The inordinate focus on cholesterol, a perfectly natural
    substance that performs many crucial functions in the body, has
    taken and continues to take valuable resources and attention away
    from factors more closely related to heart disease.
    Independent-thinking practitioners must look at the readily
    available evidence for themselves, instead of relying on the
    continual stream of anticholesterol propaganda emanating from
    .health authorities.. By doing so, they will quickly realize that the
    LDL hypothesis is aggressively promoted for reasons other than
    public health.


    Don't let LDL propaganda scare you... avoid trans fats, but not for cholesterol reasons (like the email forward and the general public would have you believe).
     
  19. NoQuarter

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    most guys here are a molecule away from being a man...
     
  20. siniquezu

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    :werd: It's the most idiotic thing to say that something is one molecule away from another and make any comparison. Table salt is one ATOM away from being chorine and oxygen is one ATOM away from being carbon monoxide.Are you going to avoid salt and oxygen because it could be deadly since it is one atom (smaller than a molecule) away from the useful compounds?
     
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  22. Marijuanair

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    Good to know.
     
  23. 94civicEX

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    The Nurses' Health Study found that women who ate 4 teaspoons of stick margarine a day had a 50 percent greater risk of heart disease than women who ate margarine only rarely. (9)

    9. Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, Manson JE, et al. Intake of trans fatty acids and risk of coronary heart disease among women. Lancet 1993; 341:581-5.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=8094827
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    Intake of trans fatty acids and risk of coronary heart disease among women.
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    Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, Manson JE, Colditz GA, Speizer FE, Rosner BA, Sampson LA, Hennekens CH.

    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

    Trans isomers of fatty acids, formed by the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils to produce margarine and vegetable shortening, increase the ratio of plasma low-density-lipoprotein to high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol, so it is possible that they adversely influence risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). To investigate this possibility, we studied dietary data from participants in the Nurses' Health Study. We calculated intake of trans fatty acids from dietary questionnaires completed by 85,095 women without diagnosed CHD, stroke, diabetes, or hypercholesterolaemia in 1980. During 8 years of follow-up, there were 431 cases of new CHD (non-fatal myocardial infarction or death from CHD). After adjustment for age and total energy intake, intake of trans isomers was directly related to risk of CHD (relative risk for highest vs lowest quintile 1.50 [95% Cl 1.12-2.00], p for trend = 0.001). Additional control for established CHD risk factors, multivitamin use, and intakes of saturated fat, monounsaturated fat, and linoleic acid, dietary cholesterol, vitamins E or C, carotene, or fibre did not change the relative risk substantially. The association was stronger for the 69,181 women whose margarine consumption over the previous 10 years had been stable (1.67 [1.05-2.66], p for trend = 0.002). Intakes of foods that are major sources of trans isomers (margarine, cookies [biscuits], cake, and white bread) were each significantly associated with higher risks of CHD. These findings support the hypothesis that consumption of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils may contribute to occurrence of CHD.
     
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