I like to use Olive Oil in place of either and sparingly. But I have heard that butter and Cod Liver Oil are the only natural easily available (at least) sources of Vitamin D besides the sun. Is this true?
> I received this from a friend, what do you
> think? Do you use butter or margarine and
> why? If you've ever wondered which you
> should eat, Butter vs. Margarine
> 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 63%.
> Eating butter increases the absorption of
> many other nutrients.
> Butter has many nutritional benefits where
> margarine has a few only because they are
> 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
> Now for Margarine.
> Margarine is very high in trans-fatty acids.
> Margarine triples the risk of coronary heart
> Margarine increases total LDL
> ("bad" cholesterol).
> Margarine lowers HDL ("good"
> Margarine increases the risk of cancers by
> up to five fold.
> Margarine lowers quality of breast milk.
> Margarine decreases immune response.
> Margarine decreases insulin response.
> And here is the most disturbing fact -
> Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE from being
> PLASTIC! (This fact alone should be enough
> reason to avoid margarine for life and
> anything else that is hydrogenated. This
> means hydrogen is added, changing the
> molecular structure of the food.)
> You can try this for yourself. Purchase a
> tub of margarine and leave it in your garage
> or a 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 as it has no nutritional
> value. Nothing will grow on it as even
> thoseteeny weenie microorganisms will not
> find a home to grow.
> Why? Because margarine is nearly plastic.
> Would you melt your Tupperware and spread
> that on your toast?
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