Yes, yes it is, I was surprised myself. Before we get started on why, for those of you questioning the heart disease and cholesterol link, rest assured that the study that said that has been proven wrong over and over, and now on to the good stuff.
Butter is the highest source of CLA, or Conjugated Linoleic Acid, which is a short chain fatty acid that inhibits cancer of skin, colon, breast, and lungs. Multiple studies have shown significant reductions of tumors in lab rats.
Butter is 4% butyric acid, which is another anti-carcinogenic short chain fatty acid which has been shown to inhibit growth of mammary tumors. This is also a biological response modifier, which helps your body’s response to infection.
Butter does NOT make you fat. Butter is a rich source of short and medium chain fatty acids, which are not deposited to any extent in adipose tissue.
Butter has something called Activator X, since found to be Vitamin K2, it can be used for therapeutic treatment of illness. In a study by Weston Price in 1939 it was found that butter high in Activator X combined with a favorable selection of natural foods treats tooth decay. It has also been shown to reduce risk of prostate cancer by 35%. This factor, and others, are higher in summer when cows are grazing on grass.
Butter is packed with fat soluble vitamins, like A,D, and E, while it also carries the fat necessary for absorption.
Now, that being said, all foods in reasonable amounts, it is possible to eat too much healthy food, enjoy in moderation.
“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 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?
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