With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American Humanitarian and Former First Lady of the United States
It was a funny old day yesterday and we were given a forecast of beautiful weather. The fact of the matter was that it rained all day long. Let´s see what is forecast for today.
30° C | 17° C
31° C | 19° C
33° C | 20° C
32° C | 20° C
30° C | 17° C
Let´s hope we get what is forecast today. The weather certainly seemed to depress a few people yesterday and it was a day of almost non-stop bad luck!
I love butter but I had been given the impression that it was not the best of foods to be eating. As a consequence I have been eating margarine thinking I was doing the right thing. That was… until today. The following has been sent to me and I now am going to do a bit of research and possibly eat butter once again. Here was the information I was given………….
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?
Both have the same amount of calories.
Butter is slightly higher inat 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 Me dical 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 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..
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?
(myeh’-doh) (noun) – fear
- ¿Te da miedo salir de noche? – You’re scared to go out at night?
- Temblado de miedo. – She was trembling with fear.
- Tengo miedo por ti. – I’m worried about you.
- Hace un frío de miedo. – It is terribly cold.
There´s been all kinds of everything happening in Spain. You can read about bare faced smuggling in the Costa Del Sol, gangs smuggling posh cars, children having a problem on the way home from school and Spain´s under 21s failing to get to the semi-finals. Let´s look at the Spanish news for today.
Here is a sample of the news that Mark sent me from his website yesterday…..
- 200 Euro fine for sounding horn. Another for playing music.
- Spain, France and Portugal uneasy over any EU banana deal
- Spain to consider tax change for 2010
- Thousands protest in Spain against ETA after Basque murder
- Baron Cohen appears as bull in Spain
- Most endangered feline brought back from the brink
- RFID Tracks Mussel Beds in Spain
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