Recently I was asked to reproduce some info from about 2 years ago that I wrote about margarine and why you should avoid it like the plague. I have no idea where that original email is now but here’s the lowdown.
You may be old enough to remember years ago when you bought margarine, it came sealed in a plastic bag with a red thingy inside that contained food colouring. As kids we loved to break the red thing and smoosh the marg around to colour it. Great fun! It really was quite unappealing to look at until the colour was distributed. What we didn’t know then was that it was a trans fat and most of you have an idea that they are not good for us. Here’s a chapter from Nutrition in a Nutshell Demystifying Fats. Get the whole book and The Non-GMO Shopping Guide free when you sign up for our weekly Healthflash on our website. Demystifying Fats tells you all you need to know.
Here’s a snippet I found on the web with a few pearls of information.
‘Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. It is made of cottonseed OIL (now it’s deadly canola), with the seeds cleaned by toxic carcino-chemical hexane, given shelf life by hydrogenating it, i.e. by boiling it so long that it turned sludgey when cooled, and then hardened into a brick. SEE THE FULL UGLY STORY here. 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 flavorings so maybe you do eat it but 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. Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study. BUT GUESS WHAT? 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 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. The oil you’re never supposed to eat. 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. (flouride in water or toothpaste also does that, so we have increased suceptibility to disease, lessened ‘fight’ response. Margarine decreases insulin response. Turns you into a type II diabetic. And here’s the most disturbing fact…. HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!
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”)!’
Tran Fat Video Link. Be aware this is about 40 minutes long. Dr. Van Dueck (DiffRant) talks on trans fats.
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A recent Province newspaper editorial by Gordon Clark (Gordzilla in the City) was entitled ‘Don’t Go to Maui Unless You Can Risk the Horrors of PPSD’…so what’s he talking about? As that part of the paper was destined to be used as a parrot dropping catcher, I snatched it up before our Hawk Head parrot, Godzilla (Zilly) had a chance to make a deposit on Gordzilla’s story! I haven’t been to Maui but I’ve only ever heard people say they love it so I definitely wanted to know why he was ragging Maui. As it turns out, he too loved it and it was going home that was the pits. PPSD stands for Post Paradise Stress Disorder!
Godzilla the Hawk Head Parrot
So I get that it was warm and after all it was a holiday so no work and there was probably yummy food and swimming with the dolphins, surfing, etc. but we all know that holidays come to an end so why such a bother. Well, those of us that live in the ‘frozen north’ need to realize that we get very little sun exposure for a good part of the year. So off we go to paradise and get a suntan only to return to the grey days of winter. Granted, those of you on the lower mainland (Vancouver) and I here on Gabriola Island (looking across the straight to the mainland) don’t have it as bad as some people in our vast country. Having lived in Inuvik many years ago, I do know what it’s like to have only a few hours of sun a day. However, we ‘the blessed’ still spend most of our fall and winter inside. AND those of us that aren’t athletically inclined aren’t out there skiing, skating and whatnot either. My experience with skiing left me with a toenail that fell off (the dreaded ‘black’ toe) and my day was spent mainly rolling down the hill looking for people to help me up. So here I am in the house or office holed up waiting for spring to show up.
So big deal. Suck it up. I totally accept that I’m here because I want to be but 2 weeks of sun in the middle of the winter isn’t enough to avoid certain health problems that can creep up on us unsuspecting northerners. We don’t need much sun, just a few minutes a day but at this latitude, the strength of the sun is lacking this time of year. So what do I do, you ask? Every morning I take a drop or 2 of Biotics Research Bio D Mulsion Forte. In fact I do this every month except July and August. This gives me enough Vitamin D without sun exposure to get me through the grey days without any trouble. Email us to order. email@example.com
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Picture in your mind the old Volkswagon beetle, nicknamed the ‘bug’. Its shape is like your liver. There’s a factory at the bottom to process food and remove toxins and there’s a hump for the top floor, called the antrum (attic) to store fuel.
The fuel is raw blood sugar or glycogen. This is what keeps us alive. And listen to this: OUR BRAIN ONLY HAS A TWO MINUTE SUPPLY. That’s why it needs a storage site.
When the storage site is depleted, the brain cannot maintain its reserve level and it gets stressed, really stressed. Simple little things become big problems, tiredness turns to chronic fatigue, energy plummets and we feel strange sensations. Self-esteem drops, we lose control, we’re worried, hopeless and distrustful. We lose touch with our self and then others. Thoughts bombard our senses but we can’t stop obsessing. The bedroom becomes a safe haven and sweets our counselor.
95% of respondents to our nutritional questionnaire, the Nutri-Q, have their highest probability of health concerns coming from sugar handling issues. Obesity and diabetes in children are a major concern today. Diabetes is an old Greek word meaning “run through”. When we can’t handle the overload of bad sugars in the manufactured foods, the glucose ‘runs through’ us and out the urine. And now ‘urine’ (you’re in) trouble!
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