Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Butter… luscious sweet creamy butter…
Butter on baked potatoes, butter on fresh baked bread, butter smothering green beans, pea’s, corn, brussels sprouts…

Butter…  elixir of the gods…..

Hindu gods….

Sometimes I feel like Gollum… and I guess in a way I am.. where some women get all giddy and swoon over jewelry I do that with butter… as I stack it in the fridge I find myself petting it and whispering my preeeeciousssssssss then quickly look up to find one of my kids wondering if I finally cracked… but really.. butter is a magical thing..  with I know I can make everything more tasteful, fattening and fluffy… Like ME!! Only I am not tasteful… not in the slightest .

Ask Zoe’s doll.

I look in the fridge and count the sticks..
“If I make cookies I will have 8 left, for tomorrows dinner I need one.. so this means I could make those cakes and put in the freezer… freezer.. oh! LOOK! I have three lbs in there!”  then I am happy.. I set off to bake for the day knowing that I have enough to last me..

I sound like a addict.. wow..

But lets look at butter.. and it’s alternative evil margarine.

 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.  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,   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 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) and 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....
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.
That pretty much means anything that is processed in my book. Chips, breads, prepackaged foods… I think it is easier to list the things that don’t have hydrogenated oils in them……

I wonder what those researchers thought when the turkeys died…  Lets feed it to PEOPLE!! And what did we do? Scarf it up like a bunch of pigs..

Oh no that is offensive.. I think even the pigs would know not to eat it.


Jessica said...

Ok next are you going to talk about high Fructose cornsyrup? I thought at first, if you are butter than I must be margarine second thought how about butter flavored Crisco- remember Loretta Lynn? Remember buying that stuff? I read somewher about the condition of margerine and butter left in a car trunk for a year- The butter disappeared and the margerine still in mint condition! That is why it sells, oh my.

Anonymous said...

haha you sound like me with butter, I believe everything should be smuttered in it! Jeremy does not agree though and thinks the fact I put it in my oatmeal is weird....

and I didn't know margarine is so close to plastic, never liked the stuff anyway, now i'll be sure and stay clear of it!

Hannah C

Anonymous said...

Don't mess with Mother Nature!!!!!!!! (thunder booms and lightning cracks)

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