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Health & Fitness
Butter or Margarine
Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who put all the money into the research, wanted to get their money back, so they put their heads together, to figure out what to do with it.
It was a white substance that had no food appeal, so they added yellow coloring and sold it to people, to use in place of butter. They even came up with some clever flavorings to help sell the product.
Here’s the difference between butter and margarine:
Both butter and margarine have the same amount of calories.
Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added!
Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
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.
Very High in Trans-fatty acids.
Triples the risk of coronary heart disease.
Increases total cholesterol and LDL (the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)
Increases the risk of cancers up to five times.
Lowers the quality of breast milk.
Decreases immune response and decreases insulin response.
Using margarine instead of butter, increases heart disease in women by 53%, according to a Harvard medical study.
The most disturbing fact about Margarine is that it is only one molecule away from being PLASTIC and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.
Leave an open tub of margarine in your garage or shaded area and within a few days you will notice:
No flies, not even 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, not even microorganisms. Why? Because it is nearly plastic.
Would you melt a plastic bowl and spread it on your toast? I don't think so. These facts alone, are enough reason to avoiding ever eating margarine.
Pass the butter please
App to Help You Lose Weight
Have you tried everything to lose weight, but nothing ever seems to work? Then here is an app, that may help you out. It’s called “Lose It” and it’s fun and easy to use and I can definitely vouch for it, because I’ve lost nearly 100 pounds, using it. The app is free and available for iOS and Android devices, but they also have a web version.
Here’s a link to the iOS version: Lose It for iOS
Here’s a link to the Android version: Lose It for Android
Here’s a link to their website: Lose It Website
Best Buy Will Match Amazon
Next time you want to purchase something at Best Buy, make sure you check the price on amazon.com first. All you have to do is simply show them the price, for the exact same item on amazon, and they will match it.
I usually look up the item on amazon, with my iPhone, before I go into the store. Then I just show it to them on my phone, at the register. If you checked the price on your computer at home, just tell them about the price you saw on amazon and they will look it up for you and match it.
I've saved a lot of money by having them match prices and so can you.
How to Spot a Phishing Scam
Phishing scams are one of the most common problems on the web today. They try impersonate legitimate websites and emails, in order to trick you into supplying personal information, or infect your computer with malware. Click on read more below, for information from which.co.uk that will help you identify a phishing scam.
Getting Rid of a Smartphone
If your thinking about selling or giving away your smartphone? Here’s some information, from cnet.com, on what you should do, first. Click on read more below, to go to the website and read the article.
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