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Pass The Butter....Please

Updated on March 7, 2018
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I write about health, wellness and fitness. Emphasis on nutrition, exercise and non-use of prescription drugs. The goal is Optimum Health.

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Once Upon A Time

I lived on a farm. We had cows, pigs, chickens, and until I was about 10, sheep. We grew a huge garden and we had a raspberry patch the size of a parking lot. So we grew up eating all the things we grew, including milk and cream and butter, and others that we caught or hunted, such as fish and deer. They didn't cost anything and we sold our beef.

Somewhere along the line we were introduced to margarine... why, I don't know. But it came in a plastic bag and it was white. There was a little dot of yellow color and we would knead it and spread the color around until it looked just like...BUTTER!

As I Grew Older

I came to know butter is higher in saturated fats than margarine, at 8 grams, compared to 5 grams for margarine, and that eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter.This was presented by Harvard in a medical study.

Butter has a better flavor than margarine and it helps the body absorb other nutrients.

I don't know why we would switch to margarine when butter has been around for hundreds of years, and margarine has only been in use about 100 years.

It was initially developed to fatten up turkeys for market, but guess what? They died.

Looking Good

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."

Ready to Eat

Look At My Potatoes...

All I had to do was mash them up and put BUTTER on them!

Why would anyone want to put PLASTIC... oh, excuse me.... margarine on them?

Or PAINT? It contains 27 of the same ingredients.

I don't eat hydroginated oils, now that I know the difference. That means oils (margarine?) that have hydrogen added. This is what clogs the arteries and causes hardening of the artaries.

Even bugs won't eat this stuff... and you want to?

Now days they are adding Olive Oil, to prove it is now healthy. Why bother? It is still margarine!

Mmm Mmm Good!

Yup. I like butter better!

Tiana Dreymor

© 2012 Tiana Dreymor


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