Received this via email... > Quite a surprise! The difference between margarine and butter? > 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) > 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 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?