Margarine was initially manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the individuals who had placed all their funds into the research wanted a payout and so they put their heads together to decide on what to do with this product to get their money back.
It was a white and did not have any appeal as a food item and so they added the yellow coloring and then sold it to people to use in place of butter.
Do you know the difference between margarine and butter?
below you will find the differences between butter and margarine
- Both butter and margarine contain the exact same quantity of calories.
- Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to five grams for margarine.
- Consuming margarine can increase cardiovascular 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 numerous other nutrients in foods.
- Butter carries quite a few dietary benefits whereas margarine has a little and only because they are added in
- Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can easily enhance the flavors of other foods.
- Butter has been around for centuries where margarine happens to be around for less than 100 years.
Now for Margarine…
- Very High in Trans fatty acids.
- Triples risk of coronary heart disease…
- Magnifies total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)
- Increases the risk of cancers as much as 5 times.
- Lowers quality of breast milk
- Reduces immune response.
- Lowers insulin response.
Now its time for the most disturbing fact… here’s the scary part
Margarine is just a single molecule away from becoming plastic… not to mention that it shares 27 ingredients with paint.
Try this experiment at home
Open a tub of margarine then leave it open in your garage or even shaded area. Within a few days you will begin noticing a few things:
- no flies, not even those irritating fruit flies will go near it
- it does not decay or smell differently because it has no nutritional value; absolutely nothing grows on it. Even micro-organisms won’t grow on it
Why? Simply because it is almost plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toasted bread?