Sunday, October 18, 2009

Butter VS Margarine!

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 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..

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.
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.
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.
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..

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')!

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.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Red Pepper Sauce

Fast, Easy and Good! What more can you ask for? How about no points!

Try this super easy sauce on eggs, chicken, fish or vegetables. If you think it makes too much, just freeze it in small batches and use it later.

RED PEPPER SAUCE

1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 12 oz jar of roasted red peppers (not in oil)
healthy pinch of red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 - 4 cloves of garlic. minced
1 tsp olive oil

Heat the oil in a small saute pan until it shimmers. Turn off heat and add garlic.
Dump everything into a blender (including garlic). Completely puree contents.
Taste to make sure the spices are suitable to you.
Done.

1/4 cup is 0 points