We have all seen the “I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter” commercials where they tell us this spread is more like butter, however its not butter and its not good for us. 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 yellow coloring, put it in a pretty gold foil and sold it to people to use in place of butter.
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 has benefits such as it increases the absorption of many other nutrients in our foods.
Margarine triples the risk of coronary heart disease, increases total cholesterol and increases the risk of cancers up to five times, it lowers quality of breast milk, decreases immune response, and decreases insulin response. The kicker is that margarine is one molecule away from being plastic and shares 27 ingredients with paint!
Set a plate out side that contains a piece of margarine on it and piece of butter on it. Come back in a few days and you will notice that with the margarine no flies or ants will have touched it. It will not smell differently and nothing will be growing on it because even the insects know it is not food and they are not interested in consuming something that has no nutritional value.
Affirmation: I choose what I eat wisely and I listen to my body. I am my ideal weight and I am in good health. I look amazing!