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Friday, April 24, 2009

One Molecule Away From Plastic

From our friends at the MISCOWP Vedic Village

Pass The Butter Please...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 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

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

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

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

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?

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.


Krishna Lounge said...

Very good. Thanks for posting it. If you could provide sources of the info presented I would then publish it in the 16 Rounds To Samadhi newspaper.

Mahat-tattva Dasa

Michael said...

Did you also know that water is one atom away from being explosive hydrogen gas? Or that the nitrogen gas which makes up our atmosphere is one atom away from being laughing gas?

The statement that margarine is one molecule away from being plastic has been spreading a lot, but in reality doesn't make sense. A molecule is a self-contained unit. So making this statement at the molecule level, you can apply the same logic to anything. You can say that caffeine is one molecule away from being margarine, plastic, cyanide, you name it.