Pass the butter please

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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 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 flavourings….

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 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 flavours 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 cholesterol) 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 hydrogen 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 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 micro-organisms 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.


A cure for gray hair

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UK researchers have discovered a drug that reverses the graying process.

In 2009 their studies showed that gray hair is triggered by the accumulation of hydrogen peroxide, which generates harmful oxidative stress, in the roots of hair follicles. The same phenomenon is also linked to a skin condition called vitiligo, which leads to patchy pigmentation in skin and can cause eyelashes to turn white.

To investigate a possible link between oxidative stress and vitiligo, the researchers analyzed skin biopsies from patients with the disease. They found low levels of a special enzyme called catalase, which breaks down hydrogen peroxide and relieves oxidative stress.

Researchers then treated vitiligo patients with a cream containing a ‘pseudo-catalase,’ which can be activated by sunlight. After patients applied the cream, and spent time in the sun, pigment returned in both their skin and eyelashes.

Based on tests so far, the researchers believe that a similar cream can restore color to hair that has gone gray.

You can read more at Medical Daily Here:

Weight Loss Tips

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See how many more calories you are “sold” by the marketing folks at the big corporations by up-sizing your order.

Tip to lose weight: Start small

Here’s the good news: No one is going to stop you from ordering seconds. So be like any good businessperson, and start small. Here’s exactly how expensive it really is when you go for the “bargain”:

* 7-Eleven. Gulp to Double Gulp Coca-Cola Classic: 37 cents extra buys 450 more calories

* Cinnabon. Minibon to Classic Cinnabon: 48 more cents buys 370 more calories

* Movie theater. Small to medium unbuttered popcorn: 71 additional cents buys you 500 more calories

* Convenience store. Regular to “The Big One” Snickers: 33 more cents packs on 230 more calories

* McDonald’s. Quarter Pounder with Cheese to Medium Quarter Pounder with Cheese Extra Value Meal: An additional $1.41 gets you 660 more calories

* Subway. The 6- to 12-inch Tuna Sub: $1.53 more buys 420 more calories

* Wendy’s. Classic Double with Cheese to Classic Double with Cheese Old Fashioned Combo Meal: $1.57 extra buys you 600 more calories

* Baskin Robbins. Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Kids’ Scoop, to Double Scoop: For another $1.62, you’ve added 390 calories

Read the full article here:

Your urine may be a good predictor on how long you will live

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Researchers have found a strong correlation between high levels of a protein in your pee and an increased risk in your mortality.

Basically, having higher than normal levels of proteinuria is indicative of kidney problems and may kill you 15 years earlier than your contemporaries that do not have high levels, all other things being equal.

Concerned that this may be you…a simple urine test will tell you, and if you have it, your doc can make lifestyle change recommendations or prescribe medicine, or both.

The research was first published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease and you canr ead more here:

People in the South are skinnier and more honest

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So, us Southerners have a reputation for having better food, and eating more of it, than our Northern brethren. Until recently, Southerners were also thought to have higher incidences of obesity. Well, it turns out that this is not true. A recent University of Alabama at Birmingham study showed that Southern folk are just more honest and that previous studies were done over the phone, where Southerners were more honest than Northerners when it came to weight.

When this study actually weighed participants, it turns out that folks in the North west central region had 41% obesity vs 31% in the Southern region. This was published in the journal Obesity and you can read the full story there.